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More than 5,000 migrants have died on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016

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More than 5,000 migrants have died on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016


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‘Mediterranean a cemetery for migrants’ – Zammit Dimech

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Rebels shell regime areas in Aleppo; Russian nurse killed

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NATO ships and submarines patrolling Mediterranean in new ‘security’ operation

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Two Mediterranean shipwrecks see 240 migrants killed

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Egypt releases remains of Paris flight crew
Cairo - Egypt's Forensics Authority says it has released the remains of ten crew members of the fallen EgyptAir Paris flight to their families, seven months after the plane plummeted into the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Cairo in May, killing all 66 passengers on board. Authority spokesperson Hisham Abdel Hamid told the Associated Press on Saturday that the rest of the remains will be released by the end   Read More ...
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Egypt Releases Remains of Paris Flight Crew
Egypt's Forensics Authority says it has released the remains of ten crew members of the fallen EgyptAir Paris flight to their families, seven months after the plane plummeted into the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Cairo in May, killing all 66 passengers on board. Authority spokesman Hisham Abdel Hamid told the Associated Press Saturday that the rest of the remains will be released by the end of next week,   Read More ...
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After Berlin attack, German CSU wants clampdown on Mediterranean
By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's arch conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party, a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, wants to close off the Mediterranean Sea route for migrants by sending them back to Africa rather than allowing them to stay in Europe. As a reaction to the Dec. 19 truck attack in Berlin, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) has drafted a paper   Read More ...
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After Berlin attack, German CSU wants clampdown on Mediterranean migration
Germany's arch conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party, a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, wants to close off the Mediterranean Sea route for migrants by sending them back to Africa rather than allowing them to stay in Europe. As a reaction to the December 19 truck attack in Berlin, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) has drafted a paper calling for a change in policies   Read More ...
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After Berlin attack, German Christian Social Union wants clampdown on Mediterranean
"The automatism that all refugees are taken to Europe needs to be stopped," said an internal paper by the CSU. Germany's arch conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party, a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, wants to close off the Mediterranean Sea route for migrants by sending them back to Africa rather than allowing them to stay in Europe. As a reaction to the Dec. 19 truck attack in   Read More ...
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After Berlin attack, German CSU wants clampdown on Mediterranean
BERLIN Germany's arch conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party, a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, wants to close off the Mediterranean Sea route for migrants by sending them back to Africa rather than allowing them to stay in Europe. As a reaction to the Dec. 19 truck attack in Berlin, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) has drafted a paper calling for a change in   Read More ...
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After Berlin attack, German CSU wants clampdown on Mediterranean
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's arch conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party, a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, wants to close off the Mediterranean Sea route for migrants by sending them back to Africa rather than allowing them to stay in Europe. As a reaction to the Dec. 19 truck attack in Berlin, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) has drafted a paper calling for a   Read More ...
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The Australian lifesaver spending Christmas Day on a asylum seeker rescue boat
Simon Lewis is spending Christmas Day on a boat. Not peeling prawns and soaking up rays, but helping asylum seekers on the central migration route across the Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya. The Victorian lifesaver said calmer seas were likely to result in more boats attempting to cross to Europe. "As the only civic rescue ship that continues to save lives this winter in the central Mediterranean Sea, I   Read More ...
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Total migrant deaths in the Mediterranean this year: a record 5,000
A record 5,000 migrants are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea this year, following two shipwrecks on Thursday in which some 100 people, mainly West Africans, were feared dead, aid agencies said on Friday. Two overcrowded inflatable dinghies capsized in the Strait of Sicily after leaving Libya for Italy, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN refugee agency UNHCR said. "Those two incidents together appear to   Read More ...
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Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 pass 5,000: UN
"An average of 14 people have died every day in the Mediterranean Sea during 2016," the UNHCR said. The number of migrants and refugees who have perished while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year has passed 5,000, the UN said on Saturday after two more deadly shipwrecks. The latest incidents happened yesterday when an estimated 100 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after two rubber dinghies collapsed, the UN   Read More ...
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More than 5,000 migrants have died on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016
Around 100 people are missing and feared dead after two shipwrecks off Italy, raising the estimated death toll among migrants on the Mediterranean this year to at least 5,000 — a new annual record, U.N. agencies said Friday. Deaths linked to Mediterranean crossings by migrants mostly seeking economic opportunity or relative peace in Europe have spiked in 2016. Last year, over a million people crossed the sea — mostly from   Read More ...
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Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 pass 5,000: UN
The number of migrants and refugees who have perished while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year has passed 5,000, the UN said today after two more deadly shipwrecks. The latest incidents happened yesterday when an estimated 100 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after two rubber dinghies collapsed, the UN refugee agency said, citing reports from the Italian coastguard. In October, UNHCR declared 2016 the deadliest year ever for   Read More ...
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Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 pass 5,000: UN
The latest incidents happened Thursday when an estimated 100 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after two rubber dinghies collapsed, the UN refugee agency said, citing reports from the Italian coastguard. In October, UNHCR declared 2016 the deadliest year ever for migrants trying to reach Europe on the Mediterranean route, when the fatality mark hit 3,800. Deaths have surged this year because migrant smugglers are increasingly using poor quality vessels   Read More ...
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Mediterranean death toll is record 5,000 migrants this year: agencies
GENEVA A record 5,000 migrants are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea this year, following two shipwrecks on Thursday in which some 100 people, mainly West Africans, were feared dead, aid agencies said on Friday. Two overcrowded inflatable dinghies capsized in the Strait of Sicily after leaving Libya for Italy, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said. "Those two incidents together   Read More ...
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Mediterranean death toll is record 5,000 migrants this year: agencies
GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 5,000 migrants are now believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea this year, following two shipwrecks on Thursday in which some 100 are feared dead, aid agencies said on Friday. Two overcrowded dinghies capsized in the Strait of Sicily between Italy and Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said. "Those two incidents together appear to be the   Read More ...
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Uganda, Egypt strike deal on River Nile
ENTEBBE. President Museveni and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi yesterday agreed on the plan to make River Nile a transportation highway to the Mediterranean Sea to reduce import-export costs. President Museveni said at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries that the alternative route on River Nile, which has its source in Uganda, would go up to Egypt’s northern Alexandria seaport city. The port handles   Read More ...
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What came first, the chicken feathers or the bureaucratic nightmare?
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The first 10,500 miles of the journey went just as planned. The 40-foot shipping container, stuffed with handicrafts, was safely lifted aboard a transport ship in Indonesia in August. It traveled by sea to Malaysia, then past India, into the Red Sea to the Suez Canal, along the length of the Mediterranean Sea, before threading the Strait of Gibraltar. Next, the 13,800 pounds of furniture, jewelry, and   Read More ...
‘Mediterranean a cemetery for migrants’ – Zammit Dimech
Hundreds of migrants perish in the Mediterranean Sea each year (Photo by John Pisani) As the world celebrated International Migrants Day on Sunday, opposition spokesman Francis Zammit Dimech bemoaned the death of hundreds of migrants who perish each year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea seeking a better future for themselves. “The Mediterranean is a cemetery for hundreds of migrants,” he said. “As the world tries to tackle the migration   Read More ...
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Egypt to hand over EgyptAir crash victims' remains
Story highlights Traces of explosives were found on the remains of victims EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean in May; officials have said terrorism could be to blame (CNN)Egypt says it will release the remains of EgyptAir 804 plane crash victims nearly seven months after the plane plunged into the Mediterranean sea, killing 66 people. Prosecutor General Nabil Ahmed Sadeq has ordered the bodies to be handed   Read More ...
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Remembering NZ's worst naval tragedy
The greatest single loss of life ever sustained by the Royal New Zealand Navy will be commemorated in Wellington today. On 19 December 1941, the Leander-class light cruiser HMS Neptune sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya after hitting uncharted enemy mines. Of the 757 men who lost their lives in the sinking, 150 of them were New Zealand sailors. Only one man from the entire crew survived. The navy   Read More ...
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In Turkey’s Home of St. Nick, Far From North Pole, All Is Not Jolly
Photo DEMRE, Turkey — The jagged Taurus Mountains rise on one side of the church, while the Mediterranean Sea gleams in the distance on the other. The bougainvillea is in bloom, the orange trees bursting with ripe fruit. It is, in other words, a long way from here to the North Pole. And yet there, in the center of town, is a familiar face, white-bearded and dressed in red. He   Read More ...
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IOM: Migrant Deaths Reach New High in 2016
An average of 20 migrants died on migratory routes every day in 2016 - far surpassing numbers from previous years, according to the International Organization for Migration. More than half of the nearly 7,200 deaths counted this year occurred in the Mediterranean Sea on routes to Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Spain, according to a report released by the IOM Friday. The significant increase in deaths in the Mediterranean is particularly   Read More ...
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2016 sets record for migrants lost, killed at sea
PARIS — More migrants have died or disappeared in 2016 than in any previous recorded year, more than half of them in the Mediterranean Sea. In a survey of migration routes across the world, the International Organization for Migration reported Thursday that 7,189 migrants and refugees have died so far this year. Of the total, 4,812 migrants were lost in the Mediterranean, amid the greatest migration crisis in Europe since   Read More ...
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More than 7,100 migrant deaths in 2016 is a world record; most were in Mediterranean.
By JAMES MCAULEY. Washington Post. By JAMES MCAULEY Washington Post More migrants have died or disappeared in 2016 than in any previous recorded year, more than half of them in the Mediterranean Sea. In a survey of migration routes across the world, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Thursday that 7,189 migrants and refugees have died so far this year. Of the total, 4,812   Read More ...
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The Israeli Palestinian conflict Part V - The current state of affairs
BEIT BERL, Israel: It is a matter of land, the decades-old dispute between the Palestinians and the Israelis, especially since the Jewish state of Israel was established in 1948 on lands which each side claims belong to it. The disputed territory, called Palestine, is now bordered by Lebanon and Syria in the north, Jordan in the east, Egypt at the southwest and the Mediterranean Sea at the northwest. After the   Read More ...
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Over 7,100 migrant deaths in 2016 is a world record. More than half were in the Mediterranean.
PARIS — More migrants have died or disappeared in 2016 than in any previous recorded year, more than half of them in the Mediterranean Sea. In a survey of migration routes across the world, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Thursday that 7,189 migrants and refugees have died so far this year. Of the total, 4,812 migrants were lost in the Mediterranean, in the midst of the greatest migration   Read More ...
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Etna’s volcanic ashes and extreme cold boost life in the abyssal depths of the Mediterranean
Volcanic ashes from the Etna eruption (March, 2012) and the extreme cold from the previous winter, created an authentic shower of manna in the Ierapetra Basin (4.430 meters depth abyss) in one of the less productive marine environments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. This is one of the main conclusions of the article published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters by the experts Rut Pedrosa-Pàmies, Anna Sanchez Vidal, Antoni Calafat   Read More ...
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Egypt Says Traces of Explosives Were Found on Bodies From Paris Flight
CAIRO — said Thursday that explosive traces had been detected on the bodies of passengers retrieved from , which plunged into the Mediterranean Sea in May and killed all 66 people on board. The announcement by the Civil Aviation Ministry offers the strongest suggestion yet that a bomb might have felled the airliner as it flew to Cairo from Paris. Previously, officials had focused on a fire as a likely   Read More ...
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Egypt says traces of explosives found on victims of Paris flight
Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry says traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May. A ministry statement issued Thursday says a criminal investigation will now begin into the crash of Flight 804, which killed all 66 people on board. No one has claimed to have attacked the plane. The crash came seven months after   Read More ...
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EU leaders pledge €610 million to Niger to help stop flow of migrants into the Mediterranean
European leaders agreed this evening to provide Niger with €610 million for the country to try to prevent people from leaving Africa in search of better lives in Europe. During a European Council meeting in Brussels, leaders also agreed to replicate a migration agreement the EU has with Turkey for the central Mediterranean region. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told journalists that the idea, pushed by Malta, had now been widely   Read More ...
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Fall of Aleppo puts Iran on cusp of ‘Shiite crescent’ of influence
BEIRUT – Iran has played a pivotal role in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s campaign to crush rebel resistance in Aleppo, and is now close to establishing a “Shiite crescent” of regional influence stretching from the Afghan border to the Mediterranean Sea. Revolutionary Guards commanders and senior clerics in Tehran have this week praised Iran’s defeat of “Wahhabi terrorists” in Syria and the country they characterize as the rebels’ patron, Sunni   Read More ...
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Traces Of Explosives Found On Human Remains From EgyptAir Crash
CAIRO: Highlights EgyptAir flight crashed into Mediterranean Sea in May, killing all 66 Revelation may increase Egypt aviation security concerns, hit tourism The flight crashed 7 months after a Russian commercial flight had crashed Traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that plunged into the Mediterranean Sea in May, killing all 66 people aboard, Egypt's Civilian Aviation   Read More ...
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Traces of explosives found in Egyptair crash: investigators
By Lin Noueihed and Tim Hepher. CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - Egyptian investigators said on Thursday traces of explosives had been found on the remains of victims of an Egyptair flight that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo, but French officials warned against drawing conclusions on the cause of the crash. Flight MS 804 plunged into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, killing all 66   Read More ...
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Investigators find traces of explosives in EgyptAir MS804 crash
On May 19, Flight MS 804 plunged into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 66 people on board. Egyptian investigators said on Thursday traces of explosives had been found on the remains of victims of an Egyptair flight that but French officials warned against drawing conclusions on the cause of the crash. Flight MS 804 plunged into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean   Read More ...
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Traces of explosives found on victims of Paris flight, says Egypt
CAIRO — Traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May, Egypt’s government said Thursday, a finding that could deal another major blow to the country’s vital tourism sector. A Civil Aviation Ministry statement said a criminal investigation will be launched into the crash of Flight 804, which killed all 66 people on board   Read More ...
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EgyptAir flight 804: Traces of explosives found on victims of doomed plane
Traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry has revealed. Key points: 66 people died in the accident in May Explosives traces found on some victims Egypt opens criminal probe into the disaster The ministry said a criminal investigation will now begin into the crash of Flight   Read More ...
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Egypt: Traces of explosives found on victims of Paris flight
Cairo - Traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May, Egypt's civil aviation ministry said on Thursday. A ministry statement said a criminal investigation will now begin into the crash of Flight 804, which killed all 66 people on board and came just seven months after a Russian passenger plane was blown up   Read More ...
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Traces of explosives found on remains in Egyptair MS804 crash
Egyptian air accident investigators said on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) traces of explosives had been found on the remains of victims of an Egyptair flight that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo. Flight MS 804 plunged into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. Egypt's investigation committee issued a statement saying the coroner had found traces of explosives   Read More ...
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Traces of explosives found on victims of Paris flight
CAIRO | Traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said Thursday. A ministry statement said a criminal investigation will now begin into the crash of Flight 804, which killed all 66 people on board and came just seven months after a Russian passenger plane was blown up over   Read More ...
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Traces of explosives found in EgyptAir plane crash investigation
Cairo: Egyptian air accident investigators said on Thursday traces of explosives had been found on the remains of victims of an Egyptair flight that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo. Flight MS 804 plunged into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. Explosives found on EgyptAir crash victims The Egyptian Aviation Investigation Committee has found traces of explosives   Read More ...
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