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Lampedusa: Italian island
Lampedusa is the largest island of the Italian Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.


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Pope Denounces Unimaginable 'Hell' of Libyan Migrant Camps

pope denounces unimaginable 'hell' of libyan migrant camps
Pope Francis denounced the unimaginable "hell" of Libya's migrant detention camps as he celebrated a Mass on Wednesday in honor of would-be asylum seekers who risk their lives for a better future...
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Refugees stranded in Mediterranean to be quarantined on Italian ship

refugees stranded in mediterranean to be quarantined on italian ship
Refugees stranded on board a rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea have been scheduled to be transferred to a quarantine vessel, after the ship declared an unprecedented state of emergency. The Ocean..
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Death toll from Lampedusa shipwreck rises to 18: Italian coast guard

The bodies of five migrants who died when a boat capsized in rough waters off the southern Lampedusa coast a week ago have been found, Italy's coast guard said on Sunday, bringing the overall death..
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Rescuers battle to save shipwrecked migrants

Italian Coast Guard says it rescued 149 people including three children about a mile off the coast of Lampedusa after a shipwreck (Nov. 25) - Published

Italian coast guard rescues 143 migrants from capsized boat

italian coast guard rescues 143 migrants from capsized boat
ROME (AP) — A crowded boat filled with migrants capsized in wind-whipped seas near a small Mediterranean island Saturday, sending them tumbling into the water, said the Italian coast guard, which..
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Italy retrieves seven bodies from October 7 migrant shipwreck

Italy has recovered the bodies of a child and six other people from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, more than a week after a crowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of the island of Lampedusa.
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At least 13 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Italian island amid rescue bid

at least 13 dead as migrant boat capsizes off italian island amid rescue bid
At least 13 people died when an overloaded migrant boat capsized near the island of Lampedusa as they were about to be rescued, the Italian coast guard has said. Twenty-two people were rescued from the..
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Deadly capsize as migrants move aboard small boat

Thirteen are confirmed dead and at least a dozen other people are missing near Lampedusa.
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Bodies of 13 women found after migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean

Italian coastguards recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in heavy weather as rescue boats approached it off the coast of Lampedusa, an island south of Sicily,..
Reuters - Published

At least nine die, 22 rescued from migrant boat off Sicily

At least nine people died when a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, south of Sicily, Italy's coastguard said on Monday.
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Exclusive: Carola Rackete, the Sea Watch captain taken to court over migrant rescues

She is the sea captain who stood up to Italy's former interior minister Matteo Salvini. In late June, as Salvini refused to take in migrants, Carola Rackete defied authorities and entered the port of..
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In break with past, Rome lets charity ship head to Italian port

in break with past, rome lets charity ship head to italian port
LAMPEDUSA, Italy (Reuters) - Italy's new government allowed a French charity ship to head to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday and bring ashore some 82 migrants, reversing the uncompromising,..
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Rescue boat with 82 migrants can dock at Italian isle

rescue boat with 82 migrants can dock at italian isle
A charity rescue ship with 82 migrants aboard said Saturday it has received permission to sail to a tiny southern Italian island, in a possible sign Italy’s hard line against such vessels might be..
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Second rescue boat heading to Lampedusa in potential new stand-off with Rome

A second migrant rescue boat is heading towards the south Italian island of Lampedusa, potentially creating another stand-off with Italian authorities who are banning non-governmental organizations..
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Italy disembarks some migrants from rescue ship Mare Jonio but won't lift ban

Italian coastguards have transferred women and children from a rescue boat to the island of Lampedusa but 34 other migrants remain on board, the charity operating the vessel said, as Italy maintains..
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Five EU states to take in migrants disembarked from Open Arms: Commission

Five European Union countries will take in migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship before being allowed to disembark on the Italian island of Lampedusa on Tuesday night, a European..
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Spain sends navy to save migrants as Italian justice intervenes

spain sends navy to save migrants as italian justice intervenes
Madrid: Spain on Tuesday deployed a naval patrol boat to pick up migrants on a charity rescue boat that has been stranded off Italy’s Lampedusa island for days after numerous people jumped overboard..
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Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship on Italian island of Lampedusa

Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the..
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Migrants on Open Arms ship disembark in Lampedusa in surprising about-face from Italy

Eighty-three migrants rescued at sea by the Open Arms disembarked early Wednesday from the charity rescue vessel in Italy's Lampedusa island, television images showed, after Italian justice ordered..
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Italian prosecutor orders seizure and evacuation of Open Arms migrant ship

An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the more than 80 remaining migrants on the Open Arms charity vessel to disembark in Sicily after the ship was stranded for days off Lampedusa.
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Italian prosecutor orders to seize Open Arms boat, migrants to disembark

An Italian prosecutor ordered to seize the Open Arms ship that has been stranded at sea by the Italian island of Lampedusa for the past 19 days with almost 100 migrants aboard, the prosecutor's office..
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Desperate migrants jump off rescue ship, seeking Italy

desperate migrants jump off rescue ship, seeking italy
MILAN — At least 15 more migrants jumped into the sea Tuesday from the Open Arms rescue ship in desperate bids to reach the shores of Italy after 19 days on the boat in deteriorating conditions as..
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Spain sends warship to pick up migrants off Italy's coast

Spain ordered a naval vessel on Tuesday to the Italian island of Lampedusa to bring migrants stranded there on a rescue boat to Mallorca after some of them jumped overboard, amid a prolonged stand-off..
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Madrid sending navy vessel to escort Open Arms migrants to Spain

Spain was Tuesday set to deploy a naval patrol boat to Italy’s Lampedusa island to take migrants off a charity rescue vessel that has been stuck at sea for days as Italy refuses it access.
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10 jump off migrant boat as frustration, desperation grips rescue ship stranded off Italy's coast for 19 days

A reporter reporting from the migrant boat said that the earlier jumper refused to return to the ship, and was brought to the Italian island of Lampedusa instead, apparently triggering the reaction of..
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Reluctant Salvini allows minors to leave Open Arms migrant ship anchored off Italy

Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday reluctantly authorised 27 migrant children rescued at sea to disembark from a charity vessel anchored in limbo off Lampedusa island for..
France 24 - Published

'Explosive' situation aboard migrant rescue ship blocked from Italian port

The captain of a Spanish charity ship carrying 134 rescued migrants warned Friday of an “explosive” situation on board the vessel anchored within swimming distance of Italy’s Lampedusa island but..
France 24 - Published

Italian political standoff keeps rescued migrants stranded at sea

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, waited off the coast of Italy on Friday as a battle between former political allies in Rome stopped it docking at the southern island of..
Reuters - Published

Why the doctor of Lampedusa changed jobs

Instead of treating migrants - or conducting autopsies on their bodies - Dr Pietro Bartolo is now seeking a political solution.
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German migrant rescue ship heads for Lampedusa

german migrant rescue ship heads for lampedusa
The German-flagged ship had rescued 40 refugees from a sinking vessel off the coast of Libya. But the ship's operator signaled its intention to stay outside Italian territorial waters after Italy..
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Who is Carola Rackete, hero of the Mediterranean?

who is carola rackete, hero of the mediterranean?
On June 29, the captain of Sea-Watch 3, a ship of the German sea rescue NGO Sea-Watch, decided to dock her ship with 53 migrants from various African countries on the Lampedusa port in Italy by defying..
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'They are persons': Pope Francis prays for migrants in special Mass

The closed-door Mass, held at St. Peter's Basilica, celebrated Pope Francis' sixth anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa. - Published

Migrants in Italy boat dispute disembark on Lampedusa

migrants in italy boat dispute disembark on lampedusa
Migrants on a rescue boat that docked in the Italian island of Lampedusa against an explicit ban have disembarked after the vessel was impounded. Humanitarian group Mediterranea Saving Humans said..
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Italy rebuffs German migrant appeal as rescue boat disembarks at Lampedusa

Migrants on a rescue boat that breached a ban on docking in Italy for the second time in a week, arriving illegally in Lampedusa, disembarked on Sunday after the vessel was impounded, as Italy rejected..
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Second migrant rescue boat docks in Italy, defying Salvini

A charity rescue vessel on Saturday brought 41 shipwrecked migrants into port in Lampedusa, the second boat to defy far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s bid to close Italian ports to them.
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Migrant rescue boat docks at Italy's Lampedusa port

A migrant rescue boat docked at the port of Lampedusa on Saturday in defiance of a ban on entering Italian waters, the second NGO vessel to clash with Italian authorities in a week.
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Italy's Salvini faces two-boat migrant rescue standoff

italy's salvini faces two-boat migrant rescue standoff
A fresh standoff brewed Saturday between charity rescue vessels and Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini after two boats carrying shipwrecked migrants arrived off the coast of Lampedusa..
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German migrant rescue captain appears in Italy court

german migrant rescue captain appears in italy court
The German captain of a migrant rescue ship appeared in an Italian court on Monday, as her case sparked fresh tension between Rome and Berlin. Sea-Watch 3 skipper Carola Rackete was arrested after..
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Migrant rescue ship captain regrets Italian docking scare

The German captain of a migrant-rescue ship who defied an Italian government ban to dock at the island port of Lampedusa expressed regret on Sunday for any alarm caused when her ship trapped a police..
Reuters - Published

Sea Watch 3: Refugee ship captain arrested after defying Matteo Salvini by taking rescued migrants ...

sea watch 3: refugee ship captain arrested after defying matteo salvini by taking rescued migrants ...
The captain of migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 has been arrested after ending a two-week standoff with Italian authorities by docking at the island of Lampedusa. Carola Rackete defied warnings from the..
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Italian police arrest migrant ship's captain, ending standoff

The Sea-Watch 3 charity ship carrying dozens of migrants rescued off Libya forced its way into the Italian port of Lampedusa on Friday night after a lengthy standoff, the charity said.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Italy migrants: Rescue ship captain arrested at Lampedusa port

The ship, carrying dozens of rescued migrants, entered Lampedusa port despite being banned by Italy.
BBC News - Published

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