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Monday, April 20, 2015

A migrant is being rescued in an operation carried out by Turkey Aegean Coast Guard in Aegean Sea on September 6, 2014. (The Coast Guard Aegean Sea Region Command/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Mediterranean Sea Becomes Mass Grave For Hundreds of Refugees

The world is facing a refugee crisis of historic proportions as tens of thousands of people from war-ravaged countries risk death to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Over the weekend, a ship carrying hundreds of migrants sank in the Mediterranean—the fatal incident is thought to be the largest loss of life from any incident on the Mediterranean involving refugees and migrants. What can be done to help migrants taking the risky trip across the Mediterranean? Are Western countries doing enough to absorb the millions of refugees fleeing chaos and war? For answers and more on this story we turn to Hernan del Valle, an advocacy director for Doctors Without Borders who is now operating a medical ship in the Mediterranean, and Mark Micallef, chief reporter at Times of Malta.

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The Weekender: Dr. Jane Goodall on Her Lifelong Work and New Film

In this special extended interview, famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall discusses her research and conservation efforts, and her new documentary.