Updated April 19, 2015 6:20 a.m. ET
ROME—As many as 700 migrants are believed to have died in a shipwreck about 70 miles from the Libyan coast, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
According to statements from survivors given to the UNHCR,
Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy.
The Christian migrants, said to be from Ghana and Nigeria, are all feared dead.
In a separate incident, more than 40 people
South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed for calm as a wave of anti-immigrant violence spread to Johannesburg, raising fears the country's dire economic woes could spark widespread unrest.
At least six people have been killed in the last two weeks in attacks in the
Boat had left Libya 24 hours before wreck, refugee-assistance groups say
April 14, 2015 5:18 p.m. ET
ROME—Survivors of the wreck of a migrant boat headed to Italy from Libya said that as many as 400 people had died in the wreck, according to Save
Oregon senior Tanguy Pepiot learned a hard lesson in the final few strides of a 3000m steeplechase Saturday.
Pepiot had what he thought was an insurmountable lead with the finish in sight. So he began waving to pump up the home crowd at Oregon’s Hayward Field.
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A U.S. Navy carrier strike group passed through the Suez Canal on April 6th shifting from the Sixth Fleet, the Mediterranean Sea, to the Fifth Fleet, the Central Command maritime domain — 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Gulf
Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi this morning urged all EU member states to show real solidarity on the issue of migration, helping countries like Malta and Italy, which are facing the brunt of this phenomenon.
Speaking at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice