ATHENS: At least 16 people, including six children, perished Saturday after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, the deadliest disaster in the area since a controversial deal between the EU and Turkey to try to stem the flow of migrants two years ago. The boat was ferrying migrants from Turkey to Greece when it went down overnight off the island of Agathonissi. Two women and a man who managed to swim to safety on the island sounded the alarm and port police said they believe two or three people are still missing.…
CAIRO: A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said.
KUALA LUMPUR: An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, among them 13 women, maritime officials said.
DHAKA: A ferry with about 200 passengers aboard capsized on Monday in the river Padma southwest of Dhaka and rescue teams took about half of them to safety, the chief of the district administration said.