Three babies dead, 100 missing in migrant shipwreck off Libya

Three babies dead, 100 missing in migrant shipwreck off Libya”

From the Libyan coast caught fire and capsized boat with 120 migrants, with the result that about 100 people had gone missing, reports the with reference to the channel 112.

The coast guard also intercepted three smuggling boats carrying around 345 migrants east of Tripoli.

Merkel said after a European Union summit in Brussels Friday that Greece and Spain, whose leaders she met bilaterally, agreed to take back in future migrants previously registered in those countries who are picked up at the German-Austrian border. Italy and Malta initially refused to allow the ships to dock in the two countries, though Malta eventually relented.

Almost 1,000 migrants were rescued on June 24 from multiple inflatable boats which had run into trouble during perilous bids to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

Fishermen found the vessel and contacted the coast guard of Libya.

Oscar Camps, president of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, complained that the Italian coast guard did not call on a rescue boat his organization had in range to assist the migrants, as it had in the past.

Libyan deportation centers are rife with abuse, rights groups say, and a CNN undercover investigation past year revealed cases of migrants being sold at slave auctions.

The latest development comes as European leaders reached a deal early on Friday to establish "controlled centres" in member states to determine the eligibility for asylum of migrants and refugees who reached Europe.

Migrants who survived the sinking of an inflatable dinghy boat off of the coast of Libya arrive on the shore of al-Hmidiya, east of the capital Tripoli.

Libya represents a major transit point for African migrants seeking access to Europe, especially Italy.

This is the fifth year in a row that the "grim milestone" has been crossed, Charlie Yaxley, a spokesman for refugee agency UNHCR, said.

Like this



01 July 2018
North Korea's Kim asked China's Xi to help lift sanctions
All this, despite a historic summit between Trump and Kim just weeks before. We've seen how the North Koreans have behaved before. The President's been very clear.

01 July 2018
Bottas edges Hamilton for Austrian GP pole
He subsequently pitted and rejoined in fourth, which is where he ran when he lost fuel pressure late on and was forced to retire. Pressing on, Verstappen completed a fast first sector but then took a trip into the gravel at Turn 4.

01 July 2018
22 killed in bloodiest day yet in south Syria offensive
On Thursday, air strikes identified as Russian killed 22 civilians, a monitoring group said, majority in a single town. The regime had long said that Daraa - the birthplace of the Syrian uprising - would be next on the list.

01 July 2018
I tricked Trump on Air Force One: comedian
In the recording, the man identified as Trump also congratulated Senator Menendez for his acquittal in a 2017 bribery case. After he told him he wanted to discuss immigration, Melendez said Mr Kushner responded: " OK, cool, I'll tell him ".

01 July 2018
‘Families Belong Together’ marches planned Saturday in NM
Organisers said the main march in Washington D.C. saw a turnout of about 30,000 people, less than what they had expected. The back of her jacket said, "I really don't care, do U?" and it became a rallying cry for protesters Saturday.

01 July 2018
Paul George opts out of contract, becomes unrestricted free agent
In 79 games last season, George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and two steals per game in 36.6 minutes per game. Paul George aims to win a ring with the Oklahoma City Thunder . "I mean, honestly, I can't say it any more than that".

01 July 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal knocked out of World Cup by Uruguay
Back came Portugal but, after a good spell of pressure, Joao Mario's cross was too deep for Ronaldo and Muslera claimed. Cavani scored twice and Ronaldo none Saturday to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal .

01 July 2018
European Union leaders defend migration deal as doubts emerge
Migrants deemed eligible for worldwide protection would be distributed among member states that voluntarily offer to take them in. He has threatened to start turning away migrants who have already registered elsewhere from the border in his home state.

27 March 2018
The Growth of Online Gaming and Betting Companies
Even though brick and mortar casinos make offers to gamblers, they do not come anywhere close to what is offered on the wide web. Alternatively, they can be used to learn about the game and the features it comes with as well as the strategies that work best.

22 January 2018
Top 10 Cannabis Pipes
In addition, the process of smoking through the pipe is a special pleasure and it can always be taken with you wherever you go. Glass/Wood Mini Hitter by Elevate These elegant little hitters have become popular due to fans of reggae.