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‘Record-Breaking’ Number of Migrants Crossing Mediterranean This Easter

An “unprecedented” number of people tried to cross the Mediterranean over the Easter weekend this year, a migrant charity has said. Via:  Nick Hallett  The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) said they went to the aid of between 1,500 and 1,800 men, women, and children on seven rubber and two wooden vessels over the weekend, picking up 453 on their ...

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‘Ghost ships’ in European waters spark terror fears

Hundreds of ships are sailing into European waters after suspicious manoeuvres near terrorist hot spots, prompting fears that they are smuggling people and weapons with impunity.  Via: thetimes.co.uk An investigation by The Times has uncovered how cargo ships and other large vessels routinely switch off GPS tracking so that they can disappear, falsify their identification or veer off their usual course. ...

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