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Migrant shipwreck in Italy kills at least 59, including 12 children

Rescuers arrive at the beach where bodies believed to be of refugees were found after a shipwreck, in Cutro, the eastern coast of Italy's Calabria region, Italy, February 26, 2023.

Rome, ItalyReuters At least 59 people died, including 12 children, when a wooden sailing boat carrying migrants to Europe crashed against rocks near the southern Italian coast early on Sunday, authorities said.  The vessel, which sailed from Turkey and was carrying people from Afghanistan, Iran and several other countries, sank in rough seas before dawn […]

Italy’s migrant rescue ship decree should be scrapped – Catholic bishop

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Rome, Italy Reuters Italy’s new anti-immigration decree that aims to curtail NGO rescue ships should be scrapped as it violates international law, a top Catholic bishop said, in an unusually blunt attack against Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s right-wing government. The decree, which was introduced in December, forces charity-run ships to request a port and sail to it […]