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Lampedusa,

island, 8 sq mi (20.7 sq km), S Sicily, Italy, in the Mediterranean Sea between Malta and Tunisia, the largest of the Pelagie Islands and Italy's southernmost territory. Il Porto is the only town of the island. Sponge and sardine fishing are the main occupations; tourism is also important. Lampedusa was settled in the 18th cent. In World War II, it was bombed by the Allies. There is a penal colony on the island, and illegal immigrants from Africa often land on its shores.

Lampedusa

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Giuseppe Tomasi di. 1896--1957, Italian novelist: author of the historical novel The Leopard (1958)

Lampedusa

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an island in the Mediterranean, between Malta and Tunisia. Area: about 21 sq. km (8 sq. miles)
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After this incident, a meeting was held in Rome between the Mayor of Lampedusa and the Italian Minister of the Interior to examine the situation of Tunisian illegal migrants at the Lampedusa reception centre, he pointed out.
Lampedusa is the entry port for most immigrants arriving from Africa over dangerous waters.
Le feu a ravage le pavillon des secours d'urgence et le bureau d'accueil d'Imbriacola a Lampedusa, qui abrite actuellement quelque 530 demandeurs d'asile, mais aucun pensionnaire n'a ete blesse Ce n'est pas la premiere fois que les migrants mettent le feu au pavillon.
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Politically-charged, global in vision and yet rooted in the individual and in individual stories, Anders Lustgarten's Lampedusa - named after the Italian paradise island that has become the front line of a horror story - is a powerful reminder that beneath the headlines and the headline figures, there are human beings.
With many natural and historical landmarks, Pantelleria and Lampedusa are popular tourist destinations.
Instability in Africa and the Middle East has seen many migrants attempting to enter Europe through Italy near Lampedusa and the Strait of Sicily.
DATELINE: 17 APRIL 2015, LAMPEDUSA, ITALY / GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
TUNIS - The Tunisian military rescued 86 African migrants at sea off the town of Zarzis aboard a makeshift boat bound for the Italian island of Lampedusa, an official said Wednesday.
Second was Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, was third.
Since Sunday, up to four vessels carrying hundreds of migrants are thought to have run into difficulties while facing stormy weather between the coast of Libya and the island of Lampedusa, Italy's southern outpost.
At least 25 migrants died of hypothermia aboard Italian coast guard vessels after being picked up from an inflatable boat adrift near Libya, the chief health official on the Italian island of Lampedusa said on Monday.