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Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey: Rights groups

Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.

Eight corpses recovered as 1,400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Rescuers recovered eight bodies and saved 1,400 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe by boat, Italian coastguard said on Tuesday.

Another 100 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said around 100 people were believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean yesterday.

Fifteen feared dead as migrants rubber boat sinks off Libya

Fifteen feared dead as migrants rubber boat sinks off Libya

Italy's coastguard said today that 15 people had been rescued from a sinking rubber dinghy off Libya, amid fears dozens more may have drowned.

1,400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Around 1,400 migrants were on Saturday rescued in the Mediterranean, as thousands of people continue to risk the dangerous crossing despite the arrival of winter.

Major environmental changes seen for Mediterranean: study

The Mediterranean is known as a hotspot for biodiversity, and it is warming up fast.

At least 25 people found dead in Mediterranean migrant boat: MSF

The French aid group Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Wednesday that 25 migrants had been found dead aboard an inflatable dinghy in the southern Mediterranean.

2016 deadliest for migrants in Mediterranean, says UN

A total 3,740 people have perished since January in the Mediterranean on the boat journey to Europe, making this year the deadliest yet, the UN said on Tuesday.

Russia sends two warships back to Mediterranean as Syria tensions rise

Russia today said two of its warships were heading back to join its forces in the Mediterranean amid an upsurge in tensions with Washington over Syria.

10 drown, 150 rescued from capsized migrant boat off Egypt

At least 10 people drowned when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday, with rescue teams saving at least 150 passengers, officials said.

China, Russia to stage military drills in South China Sea

China, Russia to stage military drills in South China Sea

China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant`s extensive claims in the area.

1,400 flee wildfire on Spain`s Costa Blanca

Some 1,400 people were evacuated after a wildfire fuelled by intense heat roared through brush surrounding a popular tourist resort on Spain`s Costa Blanca, officials said Monday.

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: Coastguard

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: Coastguard

The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 6,500 migrants off of Libya in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years.

Italy rescues around 1,100 migrants in Mediterranean

Italy rescues around 1,100 migrants in Mediterranean

About 1,100 migrants were rescued from boats in the Strait of Sicily on Sunday as they tried to reach Europe, Italy`s coastguard said.

France introduces sea patrols following terrorist attacks

A marine police spokesman has said that France has introduced sea patrols for passenger ferries to and from Britain, following the recent string of jihadist attacks in the country.

Over 3,000 migrants dead in Mediterranean so far in 2016

Over 3,000 migrants and refugees have died in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe in 2016, a far higher toll than during the same period of 2015, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: Report

An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported Friday.

Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year- International Organization for Migration

Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year- International Organization for Migration

Nearly 3,000 migrants and refugees have already perished in the Mediterranean this year while almost 250,000 have reached Europe, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.

Bodies of 21 women, one man found on migrant boat in Mediterranean: MSF

Bodies of 21 women, one man found on migrant boat in Mediterranean: MSF

An MSF ship came to the rescue of two dinghies that were sailing close together and managed to pull 209 people, including 50 children, to safety.

More than 3,200 migrants rescued in Med: Italian coast guard

More than 3,200 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean Tuesday in 25 operations, the Italian coast guard said.