The weekend rescues mean that about 22,000 mainly African migrants have been picked up heading to Italy so far this year
ROME, March 26 (Reuters) - Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday.
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The US-led coalition on Saturday said it carried out a strike on Islamic State militants and equipment in the area of the reported deaths, but it was still investigating
BAGHDAD, March 26 (Reuters) - Iraqi's military said on Sunday 61 bodies had been recovered from a collapsed building that was boobytrapped by Islamic State in Western Mosul, but there was no sign it had been hit by a coalition strike though a large vehicle bomb was discovered nearby.
(Reporting by Baghdad bureau; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by Susan Thomas)
"Today people have had enough," said Armindo Gomes, one of the activists behind the protest. "We are heading right up to [President] Jose Mario Vaz's bed to make him leave by force."
Public anger growing at political impasse
Parliament has not convened for more than one year
Diplomats fear crisis may be exploited by drug traffickers
By Alberto Dabo
Saturday, 25 March 2017 16:37 GMT
Reports on the numbers of civilian casualties have varied but the Civil Defence chief said rescue teams had recovered 40 bodies
UN says stunned by civilian deaths in explosion
Fleeing residents speak of demolished buildings, deaths
As many as 600,000 civilians remain in area (Adds US military statement confirming a March 17 strike)
By Patrick Markey
Friday, 24 March 2017 10:00 GMT
East Mosul staggers back to life but the scars of IS rule remain * East Mosul staggers back to life
Men seek work, clear rubble
Scars of IS rule remain
Battle goes on across the river
By John Davison
MOSUL, Iraq, March 24 (Reuters) - Eastern Mosul is coming back to life. In the few weeks since Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from this side of the city, markets have opened and bulldozers have begun to clear the debris left by battle.