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2015 Med migrant death toll 30 times higher than last year: IOM

2015 Med migrant death toll 30 times higher than last year: IOM

21 April 2015   0 comments
More than 1,750 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the start of the year -- more than 30 times higher than during the same period of 2014, the International Organization for Migration said...

Credit Suisse profits jump by nearly a quarter 21 April 2015

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse said Tuesday a strong performance by its investment banking unit helped first quarter net profit rise by 23 percent to 1.05 billion Swiss francs (1.02 billion euros,...

Credit Suisse profits jump by nearly a quarter 21 April 2015

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse said Tuesday a strong performance by its private banking unit helped first quarter net profit rise by 23 percent to 1.05 billion Swiss francs (1.02 billion euros, $1.1...

Solar plane starts next round-the-world leg in China 20 April 2015

A pioneering plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun took off in China early Tuesday for the next stage of its journey, organisers said.The Solar Impulse 2's departure from...

'Callous' EU policies turn Med into 'vast cemetery': UN 20 April 2015

The Mediterranean is turning into a "vast cemetery" because of soaring migrant deaths, the UN human rights chief said on Monday, as he strongly condemned "callous" EU migration policies.With more than...

'Callous' EU policies turns Med into 'vast cemetery': UN

20 April 2015
The Mediterranean is turning into a "vast cemetery" amid soaring migrant deaths, the UN human rights chief said on Monday, as he strongly condemned "callous" EU migration policies.With more than 700 people......

Distress call from 'sinking' boat in Med with 300 people: IO...

20 April 2015
The International Organization for Migration said Monday it had received a distress call from a sinking boat in the Mediterranean carrying more than 300 people, with at least 20 people reported dead.IOM's......

Distress call from sinking boat in Med with 300 people on bo... 20 April 2015

The International Organization for Migration said Monday it had received a distress call from a sinking boat in the Mediterranean carrying more than 300 people, with at least 20 people reported dead.IOM's...

Mother of austistic child develops 'universal language' app 20 April 2015

A French woman has created what is believed to be the world's first smartphone application allowing people speaking different languages – or those incapable of speech at all – to communicate.

Switzerland to test drone postal deliveries 19 April 2015

Switzerland's postal service is to start testing deliveries by drone, which could help link remote communities across the mountainous country.

Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease': WHO 19 April 2015

Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday.The "current hypothesis...

"Isis" dropped from UN hurricane name list 17 April 2015

The UN weather agency announced Friday it was dropping "Isis" -- the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group -- from its stocklist...

Fish detection system for toxins wins Chinese company invent... 17 April 2015

A method for detecting toxins through the reactions of fish embryos has won Chinese company Vitargent International a top prize for inventions, organisers said Friday.The Grand Prix at the International...

UN says 8,000 people flee Burundi as poll tensions mount 17 April 2015

More than 8,000 Burundians have fled in the past two weeks to Rwanda and DR Congo following mounting tensions in the central African country ahead of a key vote, the UN said Friday.The UN refugee agency...

UN anxious over South African xenophobic attacks 17 April 2015

The United Nations on Friday expressed concern at the latest round of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, saying the violence had displaced 5,000 people.At least six people have been killed with the unrest...

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