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.
Some 600 migrants, including many children, have arrived in Sicily after being rescued at sea in the past days. The new influx highlights problems with a controversial deal between Italy and Libya on stopping migrants.
The Council of Europe has warned Italy that it risks violating European law if it returns migrants intercepted to Libya. Italy has inked deals with Libyan authorities and militias to stem the migrant flow.
A boat packed with 100 refugees fleeing Myanmar capsized on its way to Bangladesh. Rescue crews worked through the night to find dozens of children who were missing. A number of deaths have been reported.
A Libyan militia has discovered several large groups of migrants after pushing a rival faction out of the port city of Sabratha. The fighting was reportedly triggered by Italy pledging support to one of the groups.
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