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15 May, 2018 2:07 PM Seven migrants killed as boat sinks off Turkish coast

Istanbul: At least seven people, including two children, drowned when a boat carrying migrants to a Greek island sank off Turkey's Aegean coast. The boat was carrying at least 20 refugees to the Greek island of Lesbos late Monday when it capsized near Ayvacik district of Turkey`s Canakkale province, the Haberturk daily said on Tuesday. The Aegean Sea was once a main route 116

17 February, 2017 3:12 PM Migration isn't a danger, it's a challenge for growth, says Pope

ROME: Pope Francis, who was reunited on Friday with one of the Syrian refugees he brought home with him from Lesbos, Greece, said migrants don't pose a danger to Europe's culture but rather a challenge for societies to grow. Francis made the comments during a visit to the Roma Tre university, one of the main public universities in the Italian capital 37

26 October, 2016 5:20 PM Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 hit record 3,800: UN

At least 3,800 migrants and refugees have perished this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the highest ever toll ever on the perilous route, the UN said on Wednesday. The sombre milestone was reached despite a significant decline in migrant crossing this year compared to 2015. GENEVA: At least 3,800 migrants and refugees have perished 158

3 June, 2016 10:15 AM Three dead, 302 people rescued from migrant boat

Three bodies were recovered and 302 people rescued on Friday from a sinking migrant boat carrying at least 700 migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete, Greek authorities said. The coast guard said the roughly 25-meter vessel that resembled a large fishing boat was located half-sunk about 75 nautical miles south of Crete in international 166

3 June, 2016 9:02 AM 3 dead, 302 people rescued from migrant boat in Greece

ATHENS: Three bodies were recovered and 302 people rescued today from a sinking migrant boat carrying a "significant number" of people in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete, Greek authorities said. The coast guard said the roughly 25 meter vessel, which resembled a large fishing boat, had been carrying an undetermined number of people when it was located 132

3 June, 2016 9:02 AM NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Four bodies were recovered and 340 people rescued Friday from a sinking migrant boat carrying a "significant number" of people in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Greek island of Crete, authorities said. The coast guard said the roughly 25-meter (82-foot) vessel, which resembled a large fishing boat, had been carrying an undetermined 165

3 June, 2016 9:02 AM Four dead, 340 rescued from sinking migrant boat off Crete

The deal has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of people arriving on Greek islands from Turkey. The coast guard said it and European border patrol agency Frontex had rescued 164 people in four separate incidents on Thursday off the islands of Lesbos and Chios. Before the EU-Turkey deal, thousands would arrive each day. However, the agreement has led refugees 139

3 June, 2016 9:02 AM More than 100 bodies of migrants retrieved after boat capsized

A Libyan navy spokesman says more than 100 bodies of migrants have been retrieved after a boat capsized off Libyan shores. ATHENS, Greece - Four bodies were recovered and 340 people rescued Friday from a sinking migrant boat carrying a "significant number" of people in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Greek island of Crete, authorities said. The coast 142

3 June, 2016 8:30 AM Afghan, Pakistani migrants riot at Greek detention center

A dozen refugees have been wounded and hundreds left without shelter following a clash between Pakistani and Afghan migrants at a detention center in Greece, a news report said on Friday. The EuroNews website reported the incident on the Greek island of Lesbos was triggered by intimidating behaviour of Afghans, who allegedly attempted to control the center 137

17 April, 2016 4:29 AM Pope brings 12 refugees to Rome

It is a drop in the ocean, he tells reporters; Three Syrian families are to get a new home Declaring “we are all migrants”, Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday with a message of hope for those seeking asylum in Europe and a stinging rebuke for those who closed their hearts to the desperate. His one-day trip to Europe’s migration 177