Sunday

11th Dec 2016

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Italy rescues 1,100 migrants at sea in one day

Italian coastguards rescued 1,100 people trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya in 11 different rescue operations on Sunday. Last Friday the International Organisation for Migration said that some 105,342 migrants had reached Italy by boat this year. It said that 2,726 died while trying to cross. In the same period 162,730 people arrived in Greece, and 386 died on their way.

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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