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Pressure mounts on EU after migrant boat disaster

As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.

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700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

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Boat with 170 African migrants sinks off Libya

A boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Saturday. "The coast guards have rescued 17 of the illegal migrants," said Ay

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Italy rescues 4,000 migrants; 19 killed

Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, said the Italian Navy on Saturday, which has rescued more than 4,000 migrants in the last three d

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60 migrants killed as boat sinks off Yemen

At least 60 African migrants and two Yemeni crew perished in the treacherous waters off Yemen's coast last weekend, in a boat sinking that has just come to light and is believed to be the deadliest there this year, the United Nations said on

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2013 deadliest for desperate migrants, says report

More than 7,000 migrants may have perished at sea or while crossing deserts trying to reach a safe haven this year, believed to be the deadliest on record, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. IOM is an intergovernme

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Hundreds of migrants rescued in sea off Italy

Italian navy and coast guard vessels rescued more than 700 migrants in waters between Sicily and North Africa overnight as an immigration crisis that has cost hundreds of lives this month showed no signs of abating. Patrol boats c

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21 dead as refugee boat sinks off Australia

A boat carrying migrants to Australia sank off the Indonesian coast on Friday, killing at least 21 people, Indonesian police said, a sign that Australia's tough new immigration rules may not be enough to deter would-be asylum seekers.

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Voting rights for Indian migrants 'soon'

Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said the government was working out the difficulties in physical verification of non-resident Indians (NRIs) living in the Gulf countries that were hampering their participation in elections in Ind

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300 migrants feared drowned off Libya

More than 300 African migrants are feared to have drowned after their boats capsized off the coast of Libya, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. Up to three vessels lacking lifeboats are believed to have sun

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