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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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Hammond: Europe must target human traffickers

Philip Hammond speaking in Luxembourg this morning. Credit: RTV

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond says the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean requires a "comprehensive European-level response".

Speaking ahead of a meeting of ministers in Luxembourg, Hammond said efforts would need to "include targeting the criminals who are managing this traffic in human suffering".

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