Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia coast; 4 dead, 7 missing
TUNIS, Tunisia - Four people died after a boat carrying Europe-bound migrants on the Mediterranean Sea sank off Tunisia's coast, the Tunisian Defense Ministry said Friday.
Art We Saw This Winter
From our critics, reviews of closed gallery shows around New York City.
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Portugal lets in Moroccan workers, hopes to stop traffickers
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal and Morocco signed an agreement Wednesday setting out legal guidelines for Moroccans to live and work in the European Union country, as part of an effort by the two countries to fight illegal migration and human trafficking.
Hottest ocean temperatures in history recorded last year
The world's oceans have been set to simmer, and the heat is being cranked up.
Italy's iconic Scala dei Turchi cliffs defaced by vandals
An investigation is under way after the famed white limestone Scala dei Turchi cliff in Sicily was "shamefully defaced" with red powder dust.
Seven people killed in shipwreck off Greek island
Search and rescue operation saves another 90 people after vessel ran aground north of Antikythera.
No mountain high enough: study finds plastic in 'clean' air
From Mount Everest to the Mariana Trench, microplastics are everywhere - even high in the Earth's troposphere where wind speeds allow them to travel vast distances, a new study has found.
More than 160 migrants drown in shipwrecks off Libya, UN says
IOM spokesperson Safa Msehli says at least 102 migrants died when a boat capsized on Friday, before another 62 died in another incident on Saturday.
Shipwrecked refugee crossings leave 164 dead in Mediterranean, says UN
More than 160 people drowned in two separate shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the past week, a UN migration official has said.
Freezing in the Alps, migrants find warm hearts and comfort
From the inky night, two women loomed.
...The wary migrants, crossing the high-altitude Alpine border clandestinely from Italy to France, couldn't be sure. They scattered and ran.