Italy police catch suspected skippers of shipwrecked migrant boat

Italian authorities on Monday arrested two men blamed for one the three deadly migrant shipwrecks of last week, and reported that according to survivors one of those accidents left 300 missing at sea.

Italy Coastguard: several dead, 300 missing from May 26 shipwreck

There are 300 missing and several confirmed dead from the May 26 migrant shipwreck off the coast of Libya, the Italian Coastguard says.

At least 700 migrants dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks, UN says

At least 700 migrants trying to reach Italy via the central Mediterranean died in sea accidents over the past seven days, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Sunday, almost doubling this year's estimated death tally.

As Mediterranean migrant deaths pile up, Italy asks: Where is Europe?

Despite the best efforts of search and rescue missions, the death toll from Mediterranean sea crossings keeps on piling up, increasing the pressure on the European Union to find alternative ways of tackling the crisis.

UNHCR says up to 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Up to 500 people may have died in a major shipwreck in the Mediterranean, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Wednesday, after hearing from dozens of survivors whose accounts backed up previous media reports.