“Italian coastguard reaches stricken migrant ship,” from the BBC:
The coastguard have reached a small boat packed with migrants adrift off the coast of southern Italy.
They say about 120 Syrian migrants were picked up from the vessel, which had encountered rough seas.
Large waves and strong winds meant that, for 24 hours, coastguard and naval craft had only been able to shadow it.
In October, hundreds of migrants drowned in two shipwrecks near the Italian island of Lampedusa…