Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

Mar 5, 2015

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. Rescue vessels, including from Italy’s coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships saved ...

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean migrant boat tragedy

Feb 12, 2015

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean migrant boat tragedy

More than 300 migrants are feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, triggering calls for the world to act after the latest boat disaster in a perilous crossing from Africa to Europe. The victims were mainly from sub-Saharan Africa who had ...

Feb 6, 2015

Mexico rescues 129 workers 'abused' by South Korean firm

Mexican authorities have rescued 129 workers, including six children, who said they were physically and sexually abused at a garment firm run by South Koreans, officials said Thursday. Four South Korean nationals have been handed over to prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco ...

Feb 6, 2015

U.S. moves rescue assets to Iraq in fight against Islamic State

The United States has sent search and rescue assets to northern Iraq in recent days, bolstering its ability to recover coalition personnel in the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The deployments follow a ...

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Jan 16, 2015

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Malawi deployed military helicopters and boats Thursday in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100,000 homeless. Vice President Saulos Chilima said the rescue operation had been delayed ...

Jan 5, 2015

150 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in recent days

Almost 150 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift boats have been rescued off the coast of Spain in less than a week, officials said Sunday. In the largest of several rescue operations last week, a boat carrying 53 people was spotted on ...

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Dec 29, 2014

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Exhausted and cold but safe, a group of 49 people arrived at the Italian port of Bari Monday after they were rescued from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in ...