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  1. Migrant Boat Capsizes, 400 Feared Dead

    They just wanted a better life. A Europe-bound migrant ship has capsized off the Libyan coast, reportedly killing as many as 400 people after the passengers crowded to one side of the boat upon spotting a rescue ship. Nine bodies have been found, with many more expected, and about 144 people were saved. Traffickers are reportedly running out of boats, leading to increasingly treacherous journeys. This tragedy will sadly boost statistics, which tripled last year, of lives lost in the Mediterranean during the pursuit of the European dream.

    BBC, Al Jazeera

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