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Refugees leave the Italian Navy ship ‘Etna’, which rescued some  2,186 migrants off the Sicily coasts, as it arrives in Salerno, Southern Italy today. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA.

Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, th(...)

At war: soldiers at the docks in Massawa in 1935. Photograph: Mondadori via Getty

The blurb on this book declares it to be a story of “love and war and of finding hope in the midst of chaos”, and although The Good Italian is a love (...)

Trust director Alice Leahy: “We are now coming across conditions long disappeared since the advent of good food, eg malnutrition, trench foot and impetigo – conditions clearly associated with extreme poverty.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Conditions associated with malnutrition are now becoming evident among the homeless in Dublin, according to Alice Leahy, director of Trust the home(...)

Meb Keflezighi is congratulated after winning the men’s division of the Boston Marathon. He described the crowd as phenomenal” and said: “I used them to propel me forward.” Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Record crowds basked in bright sunshine to cheer on runners in the second largest field in the Boston Marathon’s 118-year history as this proud(...)

African migrants take part in a rally in Tel Aviv yesterday. The Israeli government has adopted a controversial policy of “voluntary deportation”, in which migrants are paid to leave, either to their country of origin or a third country.  Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers have rallied in Tel Aviv protesting against a recent crackdown by the Israeli authorities, which has resul(...)

Lariam, chemical name mefloquine, has been issued to Irish soldiers to combat malaria since 2001 when it was prescribed for those going to Eritrea.

A report on the use of controversial anti-malarial drug Lariam received by Minister for Defence Alan Shatter is “legally privileged” and will not be p(...)

The body of a drowned migrant is unloaded  in the port of Lampedusa early this month. Photograph: AP

In the last 10 years, 6,200 immigrants have died off the coast of Sicily, most of them North African refugees, some of them economic migrants, all of (...)

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Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour today. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A ship brought 143 survivors, mostly Syrians, from a capsized smugglers’ boat to Malta today, as the second migrant tragedy in the Strait of Sicily in(...)

Rescued migrants arrive onboard a coastguard vessel at the harbour of Lampedusa this morning. Photograph: Nino Randazzo/ASP/Reuters

More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lam(...)

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