Hundreds of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have arrived in Sicily. More than 300 reached shore today, and at least 800 were rescued at sea on Thursday. The majority come from sub-Saharan Africa.
Italy's envoy to the EU has said it is unsustainable for all migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean to land on his country's shores. Over 10,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in Italy over the last few days.
An ex-supporter of France's anti-immigrant National Front has escaped punishment for helping her Iranian lover cross the channel on a rickety boat. Her unusual love story might now be turned into a movie.
Libyan coast guard has intercepted a group of boats heading to Europe with over 900 migrants abroad, including 25 children. The migrants came from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, authorities said.
More than 2,100 people have been rescued in the Mediterranean and are heading to Italy. Warmer weather has encouraged even more human traffickers in Libya to launch unseaworthy boats packed with migrants toward Europe.
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