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Almost 3,000 Drowned In Mediterranean Crisis This Year

The benchmark of nearly 3,000 was reached faster this year than in any previous year since the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean began, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

July 22, 2016
Migrants are seen on a capsizing boat before a rescue operation by Italian navy ships "Bettica" and "Bergamini" (unseen) off the coast of Libya in this handout picture released by the Italian Marina Militare on May 25, 2016. Marina Militare/Handout via REUTERS

Between 700-900 Migrants May Have Died At Sea This Week: NGOs

“We will never know exact numbers,” Medecins San Frontieres said in a Tweet after estimating that 900 had died during the week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said more than 700 had drowned.

May 29, 2016

What Exactly Makes Up A Healthy Diet?

While the scientists couldn’t come to a consensus on potatoes at the recent Oldways conference, they did — finally — provide clarity overall on what we’re supposed to eat as part of a healthful diet.

December 12, 2015

Refugee Children, Close To Death, Found In Van In Austria

Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Asia on their way to Europe.

August 29, 2015

Austria, Libya Count Dead As Number Of Migrants Crossing Mediterranean Soars

The U.N. refugee agency said the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe had passed 300,000 this year.

August 28, 2015
World News, Top News, Mediterranean, Smuggling, Migrants, Human Trafficking, EU, Italy, UN Security Council, Frontex, Shipwrecks, Dimitris Avramopoulos

EU Declares War On People Smugglers, Commissioner Says

The EU finally shores up some responsibility by declaring a “war” against the shady migrant smuggling business in the Mediterranean.

May 21, 2015

Greek Government Near Ruin As Rest Of Europe Stalls

The greatest empire in the history of the world, now a debt-ridden Mediterranean country, faced despair and bankruptcy on Monday as its government awaited a vote of no-confidence and the European Union dragged its feet on delivering aid.

June 20, 2011

Topless Newt Gingrich Soaking Up Some Sun

Update: Apparently Gingrich’s campaign is disputing that this is their guy. Aide Joe DeSantis tweeted this afternoon that “the picture on TMZ is not him…remarkable resemblance though.” Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign staff quit at least in part because he decided he needed to take a vacation in the Mediterranean with his wife after a disastrous […]

June 15, 2011

Newt’s Campaign Staff Quits

Newt Gingrich’s entire staff essentially dumped him today, with most of his top aides quitting his presidential campaign. Campaign manager Rob Johnson, spokesman Rick Tyler, and other key consultants who have worked with Gingrich for years reportedly disagreed with the former House speaker’s haphazard approach to his campaign, which has been a disaster since he […]

June 9, 2011