Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station rescued over 300 migrants, including women and children, who were trying to reach Italy. Meanwhile the country is calling on other European countries to take more refugees.
One man died and several were injured as hundreds tried to reach the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. Despite the Spanish government's promise to remove barbed wire on top of the fence, it has not yet done so.
More than 100 migrants who were rescued at sea have been waiting months to be transferred to Germany, the German government says. Bureaucracy seems to be the main obstacle.
The interior minister has ordered migrants in Riace be redistributed across Italy after its mayor was arrested. The mayor's vision was hailed across the globe as a model for reviving towns and integrating refugees.
Italy has warned Germany not to deport migrants back to Italy. Reports say the German state of Bavaria is preparing to send asylum-seekers back to Italy, insisting that the cases must be processed at the point of entry.
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