A migrant and her son leave the immigration centre through a fence on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have arrived in southern Italy in unsafe boats, their departure from Libya facilitated by people smugglers operating freely in conditions of near-anarchy
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An islet near the coast of Japan that was created by a volcanic eruption is here to stay, at least for now, scientists said on Tuesday. The land mass near Nishinoshima island, part of the Ogasawara chain, 1,000 km south of Tokyo, could withstand erosion for several years.
Troops on Friday search for missing people after a landslide on Oshima Island, 120 km south of Tokyo. Japanese coast guard personnel were scouring waters off the Japanese island, in the wake of a typhoon, as the death toll reached 24.
Thai workers in protectice clothing clean up crude oil after it was washed ashore at a beach on Ko Samet Island, a popular tourist destination in Rayong province, Thailand on Tuesday.
Sunbathers relax among the beach chairs at Heringsdorf on Usedom island, Germany.