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Smugglers took advantage of calm seas this weekend and sent several hundred migrants across the Mediterranean to Italy.

In-depth: Human traffickers are making fast cash on the migrant trade, yet many desperate people are willing to pay any price to escape, reports Francesca Mannocchi. Photos by Alessio Romenzi.

Libya: 100 migrants missing at sea

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Libya: 100 migrants missing at sea

The Libyan navy rescued at least 279 migrants off the Libyan coast, and fears there are nearly 100 missing at sea after one rubber boat ruptured.

Two migrants dead, 290 rescued off Libya coast

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Two migrants dead, 290 rescued off Libya coast

Almost 300 people were rescued off the Libya coast while two women died as hundreds of African migrants tried to reach Europe.

Over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off Libya coast

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Over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off Libya coast

More than 30 migrants died and 200 were rescued on Saturday after their boats foundered off Libya's western coast, the Libyan navy said.

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35 migrants feared drowned off Libya: coastguard

Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank off the Libyan coast on Saturday , the coastguard said.

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Hundreds missing after boats capsize off Libya

At least ten people have died after their Europe-bound boats sank off Libya's coast and some 100 people are missing, coastguard officials and ...

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Almost 100 refugees missing off Libyan coast

The United Nations says the perilous journey across the Mediterranean for refugees desperate to reach Europe has so far this year claimed more ...

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Carnage as arms depot blast kills 29 in Libya

An explosion at an arms depot stormed by a militia near Tripoli has killed dozens, but exact cause of blast is not clear.

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