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Migrant boat sinks off Sicily

Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) sailors watch the body of a drowned migrant being lowered from their ship after arriving at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour October 12, 2013. Italian and Maltese naval vessels have recovered 34 bodies and rescued 206 people from a migrant boat which capsized on Friday while a rescue ship was dispatched to help another boat in distress, the Italian Navy said on Saturday. (REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

New Migrant Shipwreck Near Italy

A fishing boat packed with 500 African migrants capsized on Thursday Oct. 3, 2013 off the shores of the island of Lampedusa, causing more than 300 dead. The enormous scale of the tragedy, which could become the largest death toll in a migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean on record, has created momentum for a comprehensive European Union immigration policy to cope with the tens of thousands fleeing misery and strife in Africa and the Middle East. (AP)

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