170 homes burn down in Siberian fires, Russian Emergencies Ministry saysWorld May 25, 11:52
Russia starts state trials of upgraded ‘Night Hunter’ helicopterMilitary & Defense May 25, 11:41
Stoltenberg says Norway remembers Red Army’s role in liberation from fascismWorld May 25, 11:16
Stoltenberg welcomes contacts between NATO-allied countries and RussiaWorld May 25, 10:51
Soyuz carrier rocket with military satellite launched from Russian spaceportScience & Space May 25, 10:07
Envoy slams US intel brass’ claims on Russia’s intrusion into EU polls as ‘nonsense’Russian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 9:16
Russia moves Iskander missile systems for drills to Tajikistan for first timeMilitary & Defense May 25, 8:40
Soviet 'worker and peasant girl' statue for 1937 World's Fair marks 80th anniversarySociety & Culture May 25, 8:15
Putin receives message clarifying intentions of new South Korean presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 7:47
Mare Nostrum ships arrived at the scene and rescued about 200 people. However, more bodies have been reported found in the area of the crash, the exact number not being specified.
Boats with illegal migrants from Africa trying to get to Italy regularly wreck in the Sicilian Strait. About 500 African immigrants were killed in a shipwreck in October 2013 near the island of Lampedusa, not all bodies were found.
Military-humanitarian mission Mare Nostrum was established after this incident. The main aim of the mission is to rescue migrants getting to Italy by sea. About 100 rescue operations have been held for distressed ships as part of the mission so far.