Italy rescues 4,000 migrants in 48 hours in escalating crisis

By Reuters | Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:02 AM
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ROME, April 9 (Reuters) - Italy has rescued 4,000 migrants from boats trying to reach European shores in the past 48 hours in a deepening immigration crisis, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

Better sea conditions and turmoil in Libya, grappling with chaos and rampant militias three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, have increased the numbers risking the perilous sea journey from North ...

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