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Boat Sinks off Indonesian Island Killing 18 Migrant Workers

By Pradanna Putra Tampi and Fransiska Nangoy NONGSA, Indonesia, Nov 2  – A speedboat carrying 93 Indonesian migrant workers from Malaysia sank off an Indonesian island on Wednesday, killing 18 of them, police said. The boat set sail from the southern Malaysian state of Johor and was headed towards Indonesia’s Batam island, just south of

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Egypt’s Sisi Promises More Jobs to Deter Perilous Migration to Europe

CAIRO, Sept 27 – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday pledged more jobs for Egyptians to help dissuade them from making dangerous voyages to Europe after more than 160 migrants died when a boat capsized off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Rescue workers and fisherman recovered five more bodies on Sunday, taking the death toll in

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Egypt’s Sisi Promises Justice after Migrant Ship Capsize

CAIRO, Sept 25 – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered authorities on Saturday to punish those responsible for the capsizing of a ship which resulted in the deaths of more than 160 migrants, as families demanded the bodies of their loved ones. Rescue workers and fishermen rescued 169 people after the boat sank off

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Egypt Arrests Four Crew Members of Capsized Migrant Boat

CAIRO, Sept 22  – Egyptian authorities have arrested four crew members of a boat carrying almost 600 migrants which capsized off Egypt’s coast, killing at least 43, judicial sources said on Thursday. The boat sank on Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Burg Rashid, a village in Egypt’s northern Beheira province where the sea and the

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Turkey Finds Bodies of 27 Migrants on Aegean Coast

By Melih Aslan ISTANBUL, Jan 5 – Turkish authorities said they found the bodies of 27 migrants, at least three of them children, at two separate locations on the Aegean coast on Tuesday after a migrant boat apparently capsized as it tried to reach the Greek island of Lesbos. The flow of mostly Syrian refugees

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