Italy finds 700 migrants on `drifting` ship

Italy`s Navy on Tuesday said it had taken control of a ship carrying some 700 migrants, including a heavily pregnant woman, after it issued a distress call near the Greek island of Corfu.

At least 1,300 migrants saved off Italy at Christmas

The Italian Navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday.

At least 1,300 migrants saved off Italy at Christmas

The Italian Navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday.

Italy finds 19 boat migrants dead, saves over 3,500 since Friday: Navy

Italy`s maritime search and rescue service saved 3,500 migrants and found 19 corpses in the Mediterranean Sea since Friday as thousands attempted to cross to Europe by boat over the weekend, the Italian navy said.

Italy navy rescues 2,600 boat migrants

More than 2,600 migrants were rescued by the Italian navy this weekend, authorities said on Monday, as police searched for new arrivals who landed by night on Sicily`s southern coast.

Ten migrants die in shipwreck off Libya: Italian navy

Italian sailors have recovered 10 bodies of migrants after their rubber dinghy sank off the Libyan coast, Italy`s navy said today.

Italian Navy rescues around 1,000 migrants

The Italian coastguard rescued more than 1,000 migrants from three separate boats early on Saturday, in the second such operation in two days, officials said.

Italian navy rescues 2,500 migrants in 24 hours

The Italian navy today said it had rescued around 2,500 asylum-seekers from 17 boats in the past 24 hours as good weather conditions in the Mediterranean further boost the influx of asylum-seekers trying to reach Europe.

Italy pulls nearly 3,000 African migrants to safety

Italian navy pulled nearly 3,000 African sea migrants to safety early Saturday, media reports said.

Italian navy says 14 dead in migrant shipwreck

At least 14 people died when a boat packed with migrants sank between Libya and Italy on Monday, in the latest shipwreck tragedy to hit the Mediterranean.

The Italian navy said another 200 people had been rescued, while some media reports claimed as many as 400 people had been on board the sinking ship -- just days after another migrant boat disaster off Libya.

Italian Navy rescues 233 migrants south of Sicily

Sea arrivals to Italy from Northern Africa more than tripled in 2013, fuelled by refugees from Syria`s civil war and political strife in the Horn of Africa.

NIA questions Italian navy witnesses in marines case

Indian investigators are questioning four Italian marines in Rome as witnesses in the killing of two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast last year.

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.

Wreckage of WW2 battleship located of Italy coast

The Italian navy says the wreckage of the World War II battleship Roma, sunk by German planes 69 years ago with the loss of 1,352 lives, has been located north of Sardinia.