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Tanzania has laid to rest most of the people who died after an explosion involving an overturned fuel tanker. The victims had been collecting fuel from the tanker after it crashed.
An Italian coast guard vessel has safely landed 55 migrants on the island of Lampedusa after picking them up from nearby waters. However, Rome has refused entry to two other ships carrying more than 100 rescued people.
Italy has allowed a coast guard vessel carrying some 130 rescued migrants to dock in Sicily. But it says they must not disembark until other EU nations agree on their redistribution among the bloc's member states.
When are refugees welcome — and when not? Historian Erik Lindner takes a long look back to discover answers to this question. He reveals them in his book "Flight Across the Sea."
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