Boats of migrants captured off Libya ordered to head for the city of Misrata east of the capital Tripoli

Thousands of migrants rescued near Libyan coast

03 May The Italian coastguard has said it had coordinated the rescue of more than 2,150 migrants as they sailed across the Mediterranean on rickety boats, bringing the number of people rescued this weekend to 5,800.

Soldiers unload relief goods for the victims of earthquake in Nepal earlier this week

UN: Relief materials held up at Nepal airport

02 May Some relief material for survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake is being held up at the country's only international airport because of customs bottlenecks, the United Nations has said.