Sun, Oct 13, 2013 - Page 6 News List

Migrant ship capsizes off Italy

REPEAT TRAGEDY:The incident occurred as recovery operations continued on Friday for victims of a similar shipwreck which occured last week in the same area

AP, VALLETTA

During the 1990s and early 2000s, many of the arrivals were considered “economic migrants.”

However, many of the latest arrivals are fleeing persecution and conflict in places such as Syria and Eritrea, and qualify for refugee status, UN officials say.

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