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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Saudi authorities under fire as death-marred hajj draws to a close

As the hajj religious pilgrimage entered its final day Saturday, officials in Saudi Arabia continued to grapple with the aftermath of a collision of pedestrian crowds that killed at least 769 people from various nationalities.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

717 killed in Hajj pilgrimage stampede

At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed in a stampede outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca in the worst disaster to strike the annual Hajj pilgrimage for 25 years.

Monday, 11 May 2015

EU asks UN for help with migrant crisis

Migrants intercepted at sea will not "be sent back against their will", the European Union's foreign policy chief has told the UN Security Council, in the context of a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling from North Africa.

Friday, 2 January 2015

EU vows to fight new tactics by migrant smugglers

The EU vowed Jan. 2 to fight people smugglers' new tactic of abandoning "ghost ships" full of migrants off European coasts.
      
The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said it was "following closely the events surrounding" the crewless Ezadeen merchant ship which had drifted toward Italy's southern shores with 450 migrants aboard before Italian sailors took control of it Friday.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Winds hamper burning ferry rescue off Greece (About 160 rescued)

At least one person has been killed and hundreds more remain trapped after an Italian ferry with almost 500 people on board caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, the Italian Navy has confirmed.
About 160 people have been rescued so far, while Italian and Greek helicopter crews prepared to work through the night to airlift passengers in pairs off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea.

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