World Briefs: Nearly 11,000 migrants rescued in 2 days: Italy

Nearly 11,000 migrants rescued in 2 days: Italy

ROME • More than 4,650 migrants were saved on Tuesday off the Libyan coast and 28 bodies recovered, bringing the total number of people rescued in the last 48 hours to nearly 11,000, Italy's coast guard said yesterday.

The latest surge in new arrivals means at least 142,000 migrants have reached Italy since the start of the year and around 3,100 have died making the perilous trip.


Two police officers stabbed in Brussels

BRUSSELS • Belgian counter-terror prosecutors have stepped in to investigate the stabbings of two police officers in Brussels yesterday, an indication the case was being treated as a possible militant attack.

According to public broadcaster VRT, one officer was stabbed in the neck and another in the stomach. The attacker then broke the nose of a third policeman who had arrived at the scene.

The attacker was shot in the leg and taken away by ambulance, VRT said. The police officers' wounds were not life-threatening.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe