Mediterranean Rescuers Save 550 Migrants at Sea, Recover Five Bodies

ROME, Nov 15  – About 550 migrants, most of them from West Africa, were pulled to safety from boats in the Mediterranean on Monday in five operations during which rescuers also recovered five dead bodies, Italy’s coast guard said. The bodies were in a rubber dinghy and one other person from the dinghy had drowned,

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Mediterranean Three Times More Deadly Than 2015 – UN

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 25 – The death toll on the Mediterranean has nearly matched that of all last year, with more than 3,740 migrants and refugees having drowned on their way to Europe, and perilous winter months still to come, aid agencies said on Tuesday. Smugglers are now sending thousands of people on

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EgyptAir: An Untimely End

As an international team of investigators scrambles to ascertain the cause of the crash, will we ever learn what happened to the doomed Egyptian airliner? By Sarah El Shaarawi On May 19, tragedy struck over the Mediterranean as EgyptAir’s flight MS804—en route from Paris to Cairo—crashed into deep blue waters without sending any distress signal.

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