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.
All of the children on board a hijacked school bus that was set on fire in northern Italy have escaped unscathed. Police said the man who took the vehicle claimed he wanted migrant deaths at sea to come to an end.
Berlin is within its rights to deport asylum-seekers to other countries in the bloc, even if they'll encounter poor living conditions there, according to the EU's highest court. Exceptions apply only in extreme cases.
Anti-racism demonstrators gathered in their thousands outside the northern Italian city's cathedral. Their anger focused on Italy's controversial right-wing interior minister, Matteo Salvini.
Italy's hardline migrant policy has fueled a debate in the country over how to address new arrivals. In an effort to foster cohesion and understanding, one artist is covering her local village in golden blankets.
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