Hundreds of migrants rescued in sea off Italy

Italian navy and coast guard vessels rescued more than 700 migrants in waters between Sicily and North Africa overnight as an immigration crisis that has cost hundreds of lives this month showed no signs of abating.

Five dead on boat off Italy`s Lampedusa Island

Five people were found dead in a
rickety boat off Italy`s southernmost tip which was carrying
around 60 immigrants, the Italian coast guard said.

Italy finds 25 dead on Libya refugee boat

It was not immediately clear how the refugees had died but it may have been from asphyxiation.