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After Migrants Drowned at Sea, Debate Over Who Should Have Saved Them

ROME — Dozens of migrants — possibly more than 100 people — drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe this month after their boat sank and passengers waited in the water for hours until a rescue ship Read more…


Australia Sends Migrants Found in Crocodile-Infested Waters to Detention

SYDNEY, Australia — For the first time in nearly four years, a group of migrants was caught illegally entering the Australian mainland by sea this week, after surviving a shipwreck and several days in crocodile-infested waters, the authorities said. By Read more…


South Korean Court Orders Big Payouts to Families of Ferry Victims

SEOUL, South Korea — A court on Thursday ordered the South Korean government and a shipping company to pay compensation to families who lost relatives in the 2014 sinking of an overloaded, poorly inspected ferry that killed 304 people, most Read more…


Tourist Boats Capsize Off Thai Resort Island, Leaving at Least 21 Dead

HONG KONG — Two boats carrying tourists off the coast of Thailand capsized in 16-foot waves near the resort island of Phuket, killing at least 21 people and leaving dozens missing, officials said Friday. One of the boats, the double-decker Read more…


Rescuers Search for Dozens Missing After Indonesian Ferry Sinks

HONG KONG — Rescuers in Indonesia were searching on Tuesday for dozens of people who were reported missing after a ferry sank in a lake during a major holiday, officials and the local news media said. At least one person Read more…