Italian Navy rescues 823 migrants off Lampedusa
Include 23 women, 46 minors03 January, 10:33
The nationality of the asylum-seekers, who included 23 women and 46 minors, was not immediately known. Lampedusa is the site of repeated migrant landings and sometimes disasters. In two separate incidents last October, roughly 400 migrants died off its coast when their boats capsized, prompting Italy to launch a major search-and-rescue operation called Mare Nostrum and secure more help from the European Union.