Italy has barred another migrant rescue ship from landing at the island of Lampedusa. The boat is carrying over 50 migrants pulled from the Mediterranean off Libya. Authorities say the Italian-flagged boat should take its human cargo to Malta.
A drowned infant still hugged by a woman, presumably his refugee mother, has been retrieved from the seabed by Italian divers. A boat carrying 50 people from Tunisia sank off the coast of the Italian island last week.
The bodies of 13 women were recovered as authorities continue to search for the boat's remaining missing passengers. The vessel capsized in rough conditions on the Mediterranean Sea.
Migrants brought to shore by sea rescuers are to be distributed across the EU. But the bloc's interior ministers failed to draft a blueprint on how to do so at their recent summit, Bernd Riegert reports from Luxembourg.
The Sea Watch 3 captain, who memorably defied Italy's landing ban, chastised EU lawmakers for the situation in the Mediterranean. She said rescuers were legally compelled not to return migrants to Libya as it is unsafe.
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