Tunisia`s navy rescued more than 350 illegal migrants off its coast and was searching for hundreds more on Wednesday after they tried to sail from neighbouring Libya to the Italian island of Lampedusa, the local Red Cross said.Jun 11, 2015, 03:08 AM IST
The European Union published a list of proposals Wednesday aimed at avoiding tragedies like an October sinking of a refugee boat off Italy`s Lampedusa island that killed 300 people.Dec 04, 2013, 23:03 PM IST
A day after a boat believed to be carrying over 500 migrants, mainly from Eritrea and Somalia, caught fire and sank off Lampedusa in Italy, inclement weather forced divers to halt their search for hundreds of the missing migrants.Oct 04, 2013, 09:47 AM IST
Pope Francis flies to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa Monday to honour the hundreds of migrants and refugees who have drowned trying to reach its shores in perilous crossings of the Mediterranean.Jul 08, 2013, 11:23 AM IST
Italy`s coast guard rescued 95 migrants found clinging to a large tuna fishing cage off the shores of Sicily on Sunday, as the number of people who landed in Italy over the weekend rose to over 900.Jun 17, 2013, 00:23 AM IST
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.