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Around 50 migrants have been rescued from a sinking rubber boat off the coast of Libya - but another 50 are reportedly missing and feared to have drowned.
The Italian navy said one of its ships, the Fenice, rescued the migrants from the deflating boat and transferred them to a coast guard boat, which took them on to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.
While neither the navy nor the coast guard could confirm the numbers missing, survivors reportedly told local media that around 50 had not made it.
It comes after more than 200 migrants were killed after their boat capsized off the same coastline. While 400 were rescued, many were trapped below deck and could not be reached in time.
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Jozef Wesolowski, an ex-papal ambassador, is set to become the first senior cleric to go on trial for paedophilia in the Vatican.Read the full story ›
The Croatian Football Federation has apologised after a swastika was seen on the pitch during their Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy.Read the full story ›
One of the ancient elevators used for transporting lions into the arena at Rome's Colosseum ahead of gladiatorial fights, has been restored.Read the full story ›
Antonio Conte wants to remain in charge of Italy beyond Euro 2016 and has asked for a two-year contract extension, according to Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio.
The former Juventus coach replaced Cesare Prandelli at the helm of the national team last summer.
Italy are unbeaten under Conte, who is tied to the Azzurri for another year.
"Conte has asked me to extend his contract for a further two years," Tavecchio told the Italian press. "I'm delighted with his request because as everyone knows, I worked hard to get Conte.
"But I can only make commitments during my term as president, not after. It's something that we will consider further on."
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