Friday

20th Jan 2017

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Migrants suffocate on way to Italy

Nineteen people have died from asphyxiation on an overcrowded boat carrying some 600 African migrants to Lampedusa, Italy, Ansa reports. The BBC notes that almost 60,000 irregular migrants have tried to enter Malta and Italy so far this year - more than the whole of 2013 and 2012 put together.

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