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Hundreds Drown Trying to Reach Europe in 2016's Deadliest Migrant-Related Disaster Yet

In the deadliest incident the Mediterranean has seen this year, hundreds of asylum seekers attempting to reach Europe drowned last week when their overcrowded boat sank off the coast of Libya, prompting alarm and harsh critique of European refugee policy from rights groups.  Read more.

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