PARIS (AP) — A Dutch lawmaker who has reported on migrant deaths on the Mediterranean is urging Italy to investigate claims that fishing boats and other vessels near a deadly shipwreck ignored a doomed boat's calls for help.
The Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly said Socialist Tineke Strik acknowledged some provisions of Italian law "effectively dissuade" boat captains from helping migrants in distress. She insisted no law should impede rescuing people whose lives are in danger.
The deaths of least 110 African migrants off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy, on Thursday have raised new questions about the European Union's immigration policy.
Strik reported last year on migrant deaths for the assembly, which brings together lawmakers at the council — Europe's leading human rights body — in Strasbourg, France.
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A Buffalo Police vehicle was involved in a two-car crash around 8:40 a.m. Monday. The crash happened at Bailey and LaSalle Avenues.
Police in Orleans County say they found 43 bags of crack cocaine inside a vehicle on South Main Street, in Albion on Friday.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
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