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Migrant crisis: Captain appears in Italian court

The alleged captain of a sunken migrant ship, which killed more than 800, has appeared in an Italian court. It comes as the EU has agreed to treble its funding to tackle the on-going crisis.

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EC: 'Fingerprinting' and 'rapid return' to tackle migrant crisis

As part of a 10 part plan to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean European Council Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos proposed "fingerprinting" for all migrants and "rapid return" for irregular migrants.

The European Commission presented ministers with a 10-point plan for immediate action to ease the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, including strengthening search and rescue operations, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.

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