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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Stabbed, then thrown overboard: Italian police tell of horrific struggle aboard migrant boat

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:39am by Reuters

    ... Nostrum" or "Our Sea", about 20,000 more than were picked in the whole of 2013. The number of dead is also rising. At the start of July, the UN refugee agency estimated 500 migrants had ...

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    Lampedusa migrant boat disaster death toll rises to 232

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 10:54am by Reuters in Lampedusa

    ... of Lampedusa, last week. It was one of the worst single incidents involving economic migrants and refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean from Africa in search of a new life in Europe. Search teams ... this year by the flight of refugees from war-torn Syria. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is due to visit Lampedusa on Wednesday to discuss joint action on the refugee crisis ...

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    Lampedusa video of naked migrants causes storm of protests in Italy

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 08:50pm by The Guardian

    ... seekers and refugees. "Italy should be ashamed," Giusi Nicolini, mayor of Lampedusa, told the television channel. "It [the reception system] has to change. This is not what we were ... refugee agency UNHCR, said: "These images cannot leave us indifferent. All the more so because they come after the tragic shipwrecks of October and after the commitments that Italy made ...

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    More than 500 migrants rescued off Sicily

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 08:34pm by AFP

    ... more boats. Meanwhile on Friday morning, Italian divers found another body from the refugee shipwreck last week off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, raising the death toll in the tragedy ...

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    Italy to step up migrant boat patrols in hope of saving survivors from shipwreck

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 10:06am by Reuters in Rome

    ... said Barbara Molinario, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “Survivors told us that shots were fired at the boat as it took to the sea,” she said. “Three people ...

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    Scores of African migrants die as boat catches fire and sinks off Italy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 06:13pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rome 114 African refugees drown, 200 missing as boat catches fire and sinks in one of the crossing's deadliest recent accidents Scores of migrants die as boat sinks off Italy A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa yesterday, killing at least 114 people as it spilled hundreds ...

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    Italy's lower house chooses journalist as new speaker

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rome 'Grillini' make show of refusing perks, but reveal little interest in drafting key power-sharing deal Journalist chosen to be new speaker Laura Boldrini, a journalist and former spokeswoman for the UN's refugee agency, was chosen as the speaker of Italy's Chamber of Deputies as Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani seeks to broaden his ...



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