Lampedusa

In this video image made available by the Armed Forces of Malta from an overflying aircraft, a life raft carrying survivors  floats in the sea between Malta and the Italian island of Lampedusa, Oct. 11 2013. (AP Photo/ Armed Forces of Malta)

Another boat carrying many migrants capsizes off Sicily

ROME (AP) — For the second time in a week, a smugglers’ boat overloaded with migrants capsized in the Canal of Sicily on Friday as it made the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe. At […]

10/11/2013

Italian Coast Guard personnel recover a body bag on their patrol boat in Lampedusa island, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Francesco Malavolta)

Italy holds suspected ship captain; death toll 275

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — Italy on Tuesday detained a 35-year-old Tunisian man suspected of being the captain of a boat carrying African migrants that sank off the tiny island of Lampedusa. Divers, meanwhile, recovered dozens […]

10/08/2013

Migrants answer a reporter's questions at a temporary camp in the Italian island of Lampedusa, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Fisherman says migrants were too weak to grab lifesaver

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — The friends were heading out on a fishing trip, when one heard voices from the sea. Don’t be silly, Vito Fiorino told him — it’s only the seagulls’ early morning song. […]

10/04/2013

In this image made from video provided by the Italian Coast Guard and recorded on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, Italian Coast Guard rescue a survivor of a ship transporting hundreds of migrants which caught fire and sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy. (AP Photo/Italian Coast Guard)

Migrants used empty water bottles to stay afloat

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — Survivors of a fiery shipwreck that killed more than 100 African migrants clung to empty water bottles to keep themselves from drowning and were coated in gasoline, an Italian fisherman said […]

10/04/2013

Firefighters unload the body of a drowned migrant from a Coast Guard boat in the port of Lampedusa, Sicily, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service, HO)

Death toll in migrant boat shipwreck rises to 114

ROME (AP) — A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized Thursday off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, killing at least 114 people as hundreds were dumped into the sea, officials […]

10/03/2013

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