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Thousands Of Migrants Rescued From Mediterranean In One Day, Italy Says

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.03.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, ...

14 Migrants Killed By Train While Trying To Reach Northern Europe

AP | BORIS GRDANOSKI and KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

VELES, Macedonia (AP) — A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route — trekking along...

EU Wants To Send Back Most Migrants Crossing Mediterranean

AP | RAF CASERT and LORNE COOK | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives...

Nick Robins-Early

What's Being Done To Stop The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis, And Why It's Not Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

The deaths of more than 800 people in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday have led to renewed calls for international action to address the region's ongoi...

To Understand Europe's Immigration Crisis, Listen to the Voiceless ‘Illegals'

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

The thawing -- or re-humanizing -- of Ahmedu as we got to know each other was a testament to the power of the human spirit. Yet, to too many in the West a young man like Ahmedu represents an Islamic threat in which Muslims are hell-bent on re-conquering parts of Europe to impose an Islamic caliphate. As for the argument that immigrants simply mean more recruits for terrorists, not once did Ahmedu mention words like sharia or jihad. But for the right-wing movements growing exponentially across Europe, this would not matter.

Italy Rescues 450 Migrants Abandoned In Mediterranean

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a larg...

Migrant Boat To Europe Sinks, Some 200 Feared Dead

Reuters | Ahmed Elumami and Ayman al-Salhi | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guar...

At Least 40 Dead As Boat Carrying Migrants Sinks Off Libyan Coast

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, May 11 (Reuters) - At least 40 people died and 51 others were rescued after a boat carrying mostly sub-Saharan African migrants sank off Li...

Record Numbers Of People Risking Death For A Better Life

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

MELILLA, Spain (AP) — They perched atop a barbed-wire laced fence for more than seven hours, hands and feet bloodied, buffeted by chill winds whippi...

WATCH: Dramatic Rescue Of Syrian Refugees In Mediterranean Sea

Posted 10.23.2013 | World

Newly released footage shows the rescue of a group of Syrian refugees after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. The dramatic video was re...

UN: 1,500 Migrants Died Trying To Reach Europe In 2011

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

GENEVA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A record 1,500 migrants, mainly from Somalia and other parts of Africa, died trying to reach European shores in 2011 an...