Friday, November 27, 2015   

Two immigrant children drown off Greek island
(03-18 16:51)

Authorities in Greece said they recovered the bodies of seven immigrants, including two children, who drowned overnight when a boat sank in the eastern Aegean Sea after traveling illegally from nearby Turkey.
The Merchant Marine Ministry said eight other people were rescued near the island of Lesvos. Two of the dead were found in the waters off the coast of the island, while the other five were recovered from their semi-sunken boat.
The ministry said the boat sank in good weather about 2.4 kms off Lesvos, which is very close to the Turkish coast. The alarm was raised by a small Turkish boat that picked up two survivors in the dark.
Greece is a major transit point for illegal immigration from Asia and Africa into the European Union. –AP

Other World breaking news:
Nepal students denounce India for border chaos (5 mins ago)
Islamic extremists claim Bangladesh mosque attack (57 mins ago)
Afghan warlord marked as terrorist, plots return (59 mins ago)
Israelis kill Palestinian after West Bank attack (1 hr 6 mins ago)
Francis pleads for life of dignity for Kenya slum residents (1 hr 9 mins ago)
Two arrested over Mali hotel terrorist killings (1 hr 11 mins ago)
Trump on the defensive after being accused of ridiculing disabled New York Times reporter (2 hrs 14 mins ago)
Convicted corrupt Viet officials get death, or restitution, deal (2 hrs 20 mins ago)
Kenyan slum dwellers yearn for water, toilets (2 hrs 27 mins ago)
Canada promises US$75m for UN refugee agency (11-27 12:56)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.