Around 900 migrants were rescued from their boats in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, while hundreds more were taken to Sicily, in Italy.
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As many as 40 migrants are thought to have drowned off the coast of Libya, after their inflatable boat sank near to the Libyan shoreline.
At least nine Afghan aid workers, who worked for a Czech-backed group, were shot dead by unidentified militants in northern Afghanistan.
At least 40 migrants, originally from Ghana, Mali, Gambia, Senegal and the Ivory Coast, have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a spokeswoman from Save the Children.
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.
Five Afghan aid workers, who were kidnapped by Taliban militants, have been found dead after the provincial governor refused the proposed ransom trade.
A major Pacific cyclone, Cyclone Pam, has killed at least eight people and done extensive damage after hitting the island nation of Vanuatu.