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Once again, the Mediterranean has claimed the lives of 700, yes SEVEN HUNDRED, immigrants as they attempted to reach Europe with dreams of a better chance for their future. 346 more words

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Purported Video of Islamic State Group Shows Execution of Ethiopian Christians

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The Islamic State group reportedly released on April 19 a video that shows the execution of about 30 Ethiopian Christians that the militants captured in Libya. 193 more words

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Ethiopian gov’t yet to confirm nationalities of ISIL victims in Libya

By STAFF WRITER   APRIL 19, 2015

The Ethiopian government is yet to confirm the authenticity of a new video released online that purportedly shows the killings of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic State-affiliated militants in Libya. 400 more words

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Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck that could be the 'biggest human tragedy of the last few years'

ROME — A crowded fishing boat that one survivor said carried 700 migrants capsized north of Libya overnight, and only a few dozen people were rescued Sunday, raising fears that it could become the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant sea disaster. 1,153 more words

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About 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat with people fleeing Libya in what could be the worst disaster of the Mediterranean migrant crisis. The bath sank after passing 70 miles from the Libyan coast.

The location is south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, as the Italian coast guard said, Reuters reports. International aid groups had concerns with the European Union’s “Triton” border protection operation.

European Union policy chief Federica Mogherini said ”foreign ministers would discuss urgent action on the migrant issue at a meeting in Luxemburg on Monday.”

The Associated Press reporting on the incident writes, "the Italian Premier Matteo Renzi summoned his top ministers to a strategy session in Rome Sunday evening, saying that the numbers of dead are still provisional but 'are destined to rise.'” “How can it be that we daily are witnessing a tragedy?” Renzi asked.

Greece's Prime minister Alexis Tsipras expressed condolences on the Twitter account @tsipras_eu and said, "we are deeply saddened by the latest tragedy in Lampedusa. "Europe must act now," Tsipras posted on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/tsipras_eu/status/589873149296123904  

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres said in a statement on Sunday, "219,000 people crossed the Mediterranean by sea and 3,500 died last lat year."

As the AP reports, U.N. data shows "35,000 asylum seekers and migrants have reached Europe so far and more than 900 are known to have died in failed crossings. Last week, 400 people were presumed drowned when another boat capsized."

Chaos and violence in Libya, where rival militias, tribal factions and other political forces have destabilized the country forces people to flee the country toward Europe.

 

Video purports to show Islamic State militants killing captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya

By Jon Gambrell And Elias Meseret

CAIRO — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. 1,077 more words

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ISIS executes more Christians in Libya, video shows

ISIS operatives have beheaded two groups of prisoners, believed to be Ethiopian Christians, in Libya, according to a video released Sunday by the terror network’s media arm. 491 more words

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