Spanish authorities have intercepted and rescued at least 21 migrants from a boat off the country’s southern coast.
As many as 6,800 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in an ongoing operation, including a mother who gave birth to a baby girl on an Italian Navy ship.
Italian officials have reported that at least 10 migrants have died, and a further 4,800 have been rescued, in an ongoing rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea.
At least 217 migrants have been rescued, by a French patrol vessel, from three small boats that ran into trouble off the coast of Libya, in the Mediterranean Sea.
A boat carrying migrants has capsized off the coast of Libya, causing as many as 700 migrants to be feared dead, with just 28 rescued.
An earthquake, measuring 6.1 in magnitude, has struck off the eastern tip of the Greek island of Crete, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
As many as 400 migrants are believed to have been killed, according to survivors, when their vessel capsized and wrecked off the coast of Libya.
At least one dead body has been discovered as Italian and merchant ships rescued as many as 1’000 migrants from overcrowded vessels off the Libyan coast.
A total of up to 1’500 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea have been rescued by the Italian coastguard over a period of just 24 hours, officials have said.
Police in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, in North Africa, have arrested two people on suspicion of preparing to carrying out an immediate jihadist attack.