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#Libya

From TheJournal.ie Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island Open Arms This post contains videos

Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island

Some of the people on board have spent months or years in Libyan detention camps, suffering torture and sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia Capsized

Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

The tragedy comes after 44 migrants were killed in an air strike on their detention centre in Libya.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre Libya

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya Tripoli

Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya

At least 70 were wounded in the raid on the Tajoura suburb, an emergency services spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef Trade Partners

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef

Ireland had built up a valuable beef export partnership with Libya.

From TheJournal.ie Three dead as gunfire and explosions rock Libya's foreign ministry building Tripoli

Three dead as gunfire and explosions rock Libya's foreign ministry building

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Questions remain over Lockerbie bombing as memorials are held to mark 30th anniversary Scotland

Questions remain over Lockerbie bombing as memorials are held to mark 30th anniversary

270 people were killed in the attack 30 years ago today.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide bomber who killed 22 in Manchester Arena was rescued by British navy in Libya Salman Abedi

Suicide bomber who killed 22 in Manchester Arena was rescued by British navy in Libya

British bomber Salman Abedi had been visiting Libya during a year off before university.

From TheJournal.ie Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship Miracle This post contains videos

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship

The mother had been kidnapped in Libya and was subjected to regular beatings before she escaped.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises Rapid Response

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

From TheJournal.ie Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over campaign financing Custody

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over campaign financing

Sarkozy is being questioned over suspected Libyan financing of his election campaign in 2007.

From TheJournal.ie UN probe video of apparent slave auction in Libya Crimes Against Humanity

UN probe video of apparent slave auction in Libya

A video showing the apparent trade surfaced last week.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of hundreds of Islamic State fighters kept in refrigerated containers in Libya Conflict

Bodies of hundreds of Islamic State fighters kept in refrigerated containers in Libya

The corpses have been stored there for the past year awaiting a final decision on their fate.

From TheJournal.ie Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya Mediterranean Sea

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya

Germany-based Sea-Eye said it made the decision to halt its water rescues “with a heavy heart,” but for the sake of its crew’s safety.

From TheJournal.ie The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers Migrant Crisis

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

From TheJournal.ie Police arrest teenager at Liverpool airport over Manchester bombing Manchester Attack

Police arrest teenager at Liverpool airport over Manchester bombing

Twenty-two people were killed on 22 May attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast Rescued

Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast

A baby girl was born on the LE Eithne.

From TheJournal.ie Gadhafi's son and one-time heir released after five years Libya

Gadhafi's son and one-time heir released after five years

A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie 'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions Human Trafficking

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

From TheJournal.ie Manchester bomber 'asked his mother for forgiveness in final phone call' Investigation

Manchester bomber 'asked his mother for forgiveness in final phone call'

Meanwhile, the investigation into the blast widened.

From TheJournal.ie 'Such an unlikely person' - who was Manchester bomber Salman Abedi? Profile

'Such an unlikely person' - who was Manchester bomber Salman Abedi?

22-year-old Abedi, a business degree dropout, was the suicide bomber who killed at least 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night.

From TheJournal.ie Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200 Torture

Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200

The slaves are forced to call their families, and beaten while on the phone, to get money demanded for their freedom.

From TheJournal.ie Around 250 feared dead in new migrant boat sinkings Drowned

Around 250 feared dead in new migrant boat sinkings

The bodies recovered were African men with estimated ages of between 16 and 25.

From The42 'These kids had literally seen people murdered in the streets in front of them' A Rugby Story

'These kids had literally seen people murdered in the streets in front of them'

Rashid Kadura is making a documentary about the hardcore rugby community in Benghazi, Libya.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach Migrant Crisis

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

From TheJournal.ie Landmark case: Libyan man allowed to sue British ex-minister over rendition Jack Straw

Landmark case: Libyan man allowed to sue British ex-minister over rendition

The ruling could pave the way for similar lawsuits.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast Migrant Crisis

Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast

More than 5,000 people died in the Mediterranean last year, the majority of them on the Libya-Italy migrant route.

From TheJournal.ie Two men used fake weapons to hijack Libyan plane Gaddafi Supporters

Two men used fake weapons to hijack Libyan plane

They had claimed to have a grenade when they took over the plane, which had over 100 people on board.

From TheJournal.ie At least 20 killed in fierce fighting in Libya after incident 'sparked by monkey attack' Libya

At least 20 killed in fierce fighting in Libya after incident 'sparked by monkey attack'

Witnesses said several homes were hit by rockets and shells in the confrontation.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean Libya

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean

Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.

From TheJournal.ie Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.

From TheJournal.ie LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya Migrant Crisis

LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya

The rescue, which took place 40 nautical miles north-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, (about 75 miles, or a third of the way to Malta) followed a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

From TheJournal.ie The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean

In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton

The lawsuit blames their deaths on Clinton’s “reckless” handling of classified information on her private email server.

From TheJournal.ie 100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya Migrant Crisis

100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya

Around 50 people have been resecued from the water.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa Libya

It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa

French surveillance planes spotted the group making advances towards oil fields in Libya.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: UK police release shocking new video of 1984 Libyan embassy shooting Yvonne Fletcher

WATCH: UK police release shocking new video of 1984 Libyan embassy shooting

A Libyan man has been arrested in connection with the killing of 25-year-old police officer Yvonne Fletcher.

From TheJournal.ie A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man The Remnants

A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

From TheJournal.ie As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean

This brings to number of those killed in the Mediterranean this year to more than 2,500.

From TheJournal.ie LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew Sea Tragedy

LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew

The bodies of 25 people, including four children, are also on board.

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