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10th Dec 2016

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Migrant boat carrying hundreds sinks

A migrant boat packed with around 400 migrants has sunk 100 miles south of the island Lampedusa, the Italian Coast Guard said on Monday. Some 200 people were rescued, according to Italian news agency Ansa. 'We need legal ways to Europe to avoid these disasters', tweeted EU commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.

News in Brief

  1. Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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