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More than 10 jump overboard from migrant ship stranded off Italy

9:50am EDT

LAMPEDUSA/MADRID More than 10 of the migrants on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy jumped overboard and tried to swim ashore on Tuesday as the Spanish charity operating the vessel remained in a stand-off with the Italian government over the migrants' fate.

Open Arms suggests Italy take rescue ship migrants to Spain

8:32am EDT

MADRID/LAMPEDUSA The commanders of a rescue ship with 98 migrants aboard declined to leave Italian waters on Monday, saying that its resources were exhausted and suggesting that Italy's Coast Guard should take the migrants to Spain.

Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark

Aug 17 2019

LAMPEDUSA/BARCELONA A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in.

Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark

Aug 17 2019

LAMPEDUSA/BARCELONA A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in. | Video

Italy's Salvini dismisses fears for health of stranded migrants

Aug 16 2019

LAMPEDUSA, Italy A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, was stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of those on board were disputed. | Video

Italian police arrest migrant-rescue ship captain after docking

Jun 29 2019

LAMPEDUSA, Italy Italian police arrested on Saturday the German captain of a migrant-rescue ship at the center of a standoff with the Italian government, after she docked at the island port of Lampedusa.

Rescue ship's captain accuses European states of abandoning migrants

Jun 28 2019

ON BOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Italy The captain of rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 said on Thursday European states have no interest in finding a political solution for the 42 migrants aboard her vessel, now positioned off the Italian island of Lampedusa. | Video

Migrant rescue boat enters Italian waters, defying government ban

Jun 27 2019

LAMPEDUSA, Italy The charity ship Sea-Watch entered Italian waters on Wednesday with 42 migrants aboard, defying an order from Rome to stay away and provoking the ire of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Squatters occupy Venice homes in housing protest as tourism surges

Apr 12 2019

VENICE, Italy Squatters are taking over unoccupied buildings in Venice in defiance of what they say are high rents forcing families out of the city as tourism takes over.

Baby 'Miracle' born on rescue ship as Italy arrivals surge

May 28 2018

CATANIA, Italy A baby boy named Miracle has been born on board a humanitarian ship - a bright spot as the tide of migrants risking sea crossings from Libya to Italy has increased as the weather has improved. | Video

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