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Officials during the tri-lateral meeting among India, Sri Lanka and Maldives on maritime and security cooperation, in Colombo.

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Philippine Naval Ship BRP Ramon Alcaraz experienced an incident of fire on board during the return passage while carrying stranded Philippine nationals amid its visit to Kochi from 06 to 08 May. Technical teams from Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi and Philippine crew undertook repair work and rendered the ship sea-worthy within 10 days.

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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's Maritime Interception Team boards a rigid-hulled inflatable boat to inspect a mock suspicious ship during the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) "Pacific Shield 18" in the waters off Boso Peninsula, southeast of Tokyo. Japan is hosting a multinational exercise with their counterparts from U.S. and Australia, as well as South Korean coast guard aimed at intercepting missiles and other weapons of mass destruction at sea.

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Japanese Navy personnel perform yoga on Japanese Maritime to mark the International Yoga Day, off Guam, a major US Naval Base in the Western Pacific.

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Indian Navy personnel perform yoga on INS Sahyadri to mark the International Yoga Day, off Guam, a major US Naval Base in the Western Pacific. Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime were both part of the 22nd edition of the Malabar trilateral naval exercise which started on June 7 at Guam in the Pacific Ocean and continued till June 16.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, watches Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speak during their joint press conference at the Istana or presidential palace in Singapore. Modi renewed calls for a maritime agreement that would make international waters more secure amid increasingly tense territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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PM Modi at the commissioning of Scorpene Class Submarine INS Kalvari at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

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PM Modi at the commissioning of Scorpene Class Submarine INS Kalvari at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

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Stranded fisherman brought to Kochi by Navy personnel on the 2nd

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Union Shipping and Road Transport Minister Gadkari during the election for International Maritim Organisation Council, in London. India got re-elected to IMO Council under Category B.

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US, Indian and Japanese naval officers at the Malabar exercise in 2017

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Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) at a dock after it was launched at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli near Chennai.

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The Indian Navy vessels INS Kadmatt (P29), left, and INS Satpura (F48) prepare to dock at Manila's South Harbor for a four-day goodwill visit following their port calls to Vietnam and Singapore in Manila, Philippines.

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Sri Lanka Navy ships arrive at Visakhapatnam to participate in SLINEX-17 bi-lateral maritime exercise between Sri Lanka Navy and Indian Navy.

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A view of two next generation petrol vessels (NOPVs) Sachi and Shruti which were launched at Piapavav port of Gujarat state.

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Armed forces and their families perform Yoga on the deck of the Indian Naval aircraft carrier Viraat to mark International Yoga Day in Mumbai.

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Black Eagles of the Republic of Korea Air Force aerobatic perform during the opening day of he 14th Langkawi International Maritime and Aero­space (Lima) 2017 in Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Russian navy ships and helicopters take a part in a landing operation during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea. Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea.

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A Chinese destroyer fires a missile in the East China Sea after the UN tribunal’s ruling

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A Coast Guard ship succeeded in reaching a stranded fishing trawler from Kakdwip, South 24-Parganas and rescued its 10-member crew.

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The tall ship Tenacious passes the Harbour Bridge as she sails into Sydney Harbour after an epic nine month voyage from the United Kingdom, in Sydney, Australia. Tenacious, built in 2000 by 1,500 volunteers, many living with disabilities, is the largest operating wooden ship in the world at 65 meters (213 feet) and with a mast height of 39 meters (128 feet.)

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In this file photo, refugees and migrants from Eritrea, Mali, Bangladesh and other countries wait on board a dinghy to be rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, 27 kilometers (17 miles) north of Sabratha, Libya.

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Indian navy's women team led by Lt. Cdr. Vartika Joshi and crew Lt. B. Aishwarya, Lt. P Swati, Lt. Prathiba Jamwal, Lt. Vijaya and Slt. Payal Gupta on their return to Goa after their voyage to Mauritius.

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Mountaineers of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) pose for group photograph after successfully climbing Mt. Kamet, 7756 mtrs, the third highest peak of the country, recently. 13 mountaineers embarked on this expedition, out of which 9 achieved the remarkable feat.

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Officers and sailors of Indian Navy participate in a yoga session on the deck of INS Viraat on the occasion of 2nd 'World Yoga Day', in Mumbai.

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Ships of Indian And Korean Coast Guard line-up during the fifth edition of Indo-Korea joint exercise "Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog - 2016", in the Bay of Bengal off Chennai coast.

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Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino III reviews the troops during commissioning ceremony for the new Philippine Navy Strategic Sealift Vessel BRP Tarlac (LD601), right, and three other vessels to coincide with the Philippine Navy's 118th anniversary at Manila's South Harbor.

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Outgoing Indian Naval Chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan shakes hand with Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, who took charge as the new Chief of Indian Naval staff, after a ceremonial guard of honor in New Delhi.

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Vice Admiral Girish Luthra receives the guard of honour after he takes the charge as Flag officer commanding in-chief of Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

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Italian Marine Salvatore Girone greets journalist as he arrives at Rome's Ciampino airport.

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Italian Marine Salvatore Girone arrives at Rome's Ciampino airport.

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Chief of the Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh meeting the cadets at a Passing out Parade at Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kannur.

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The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team performs a flyover above graduating U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen during the Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis.

A soldier aboard the NATO German warship FGS Bonn watches the docking of the ship at the harbor in Izmir. The FGS Bonn is part of the NATO flotilla patrolling the Aegean Sea in an effort to curb migrant activity between Turkey and Greece.

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A government lawyer speak to media inside the Supreme Court complex in New Delhi. India's top court has allowed Italian marine Salvatore Girone to return home while international arbitration takes place over a 2012 fatal shootings of two Indian fishermen in which he and a fellow marine are implicated.

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People jump out of a boat right before it overturns off the Libyan coast. The Italian navy says it has recovered 7 bodies from the overturned migrant ship off the coast of Libya. Another 500 migrants who on board were rescued safely.

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Graduates toss their caps in the air at the end of a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

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Coast Gaurd personnel perform at 7th National Maritime Search and Rescue Workshop and Exercise SAREX-16 in the Arabian sea, in Mumbai.

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Coast Gaurd officers perform at 7th National Maritime Search and Rescue Workshop and Exercise SAREX-16 in the Arabian sea, in Mumbai.

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A general view of canal boats during the Inland Waterways Association's annual Canalway Cavalcade festival, at Little Venice, London which since 1983 has featured a gathering of decorated narrow boats taking part in competitions and parades.

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Migrants ask for help from a dinghy boat as they are approached by the SOS Mediterranee's ship Aquarius, background, off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi going around an exhibition at the Maritime India Summit in Mumbai. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari and Minister of State P Radhakrishnan are also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a memento by Union Minister for Road Transport, Highway and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari during the inaugural ceremony of Maritime India Summit 2016, in Mumbai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inaugural ceremony of Maritime India Summit 2016, in Mumbai.

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In this file photo, Italian marines Salvatore Girone, left, and Massimiliano Latorre, arrive at the Ciampino Rome airport from Kochi, India.

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Men working for the Libyan Red Crescent recover bodies of drowned migrants from under the sand, on the beach in the Alqarbula area, east of the city of Tripoli, Libya. Workers for the Libyan Red Crescent collected nine bodies over two days after a boat sank off the east coast of the city of Tripoli.

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Volunteers guide an overcrowded dingy with refugees and migrants as it is approaches the beach after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos.

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Pranab Mukherjee with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries releasing commemorative stamp on the occasion of International Fleet Review.

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Narendra Modi at the Maritime Exhibition at the venue of the International Fleet Review. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu (R) and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan (L) are also seen.

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Indian sailors aboard the Indian aircraft carrier Viraat, line up to salute the President Pranab Mukherjee, during the International Fleet Review.

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President Pranab Mukherjee inspecting the Guard of Honour before witnessing the International Fleet Review.

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Narendra Modi inspecting the Guard of Honour at the International Fleet Review.

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President Pranab Mukherjee and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at aboard INS Sumitra during at International Fleet Review 2016, Visakhapatnam. The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan is also seen.

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Indian Chief of Naval Staff Robin K. Dhowan addresses a press conference ahead of the International Fleet Review. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, will review a fleet of over 90 Indian and foreign naval ships on Feb. 6, 2016.

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Indian warships are seen during the final rehearsal of International Fleet review in. Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the armed forces, will review a fleet of nearly 70 naval ships including several from foreign countries on Feb. 6, 2016.

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In this file photo provided by the Prefecture Maritime Atlantique, the 164-meter (538-foot) cargo ship"Modern Express" is towed as it drifts off the coast of France. Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days in southwest France.

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People gather on the beach after more than a dozen college students were swept away at Murud on the Arabian Sea coast about 150 kilometers (95 miles) south of Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, and provided by the Prefecture Maritime Atlantique, rescue workers make their way on the deck of the cargo ship "Moderm Express" drifting off the coast of France. The cargo ship listing in the water is drifting empty off the coast of France, as maritime rescue workers wait for the seas to calm. The captain of the capsised Modern Express, sailing with a load of wood in the Bay of Biscay, 300 kilometers (180 miles) off the coast of France, sent out a distress call on Tuesday and its crew of 22 was evacuated by Spanish helicopters.

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Sri Lanka security forces personnel walk on the landing deck of the India's naval aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, which is on a goodwill visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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In this file photo Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre talks to media after arriving at the Ciampino Rome airport from Kochi, Kerala.

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Indian navy personnel stand for a ceremony during the decommissioning of war ship Godavari at the naval dockyard in Mumbai.

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INS Godavari is lit up during its decommissioning at the naval dockyard in Mumbai.

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Indian navy sailors participate in a parade during Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai.

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Navy personnel display skills during rehearsals for Naval Day celebrations at the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.

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Secretary of State John Kerry watches as Commander US Marine Corps Forces Command, Col. Bradford Gering, center, uses a sword to cut a cake commemorating the 240th birthday of the US Marine Corp, aboard the USS San Antonio at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va.

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First Scorpene submarine ‘Kalvari’ returns to the Mazagaon Dock in afloat condition in Mumbai.

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The bow of the Leviathan II, a whale-watching boat that capsized, is seen, near Vargas Island before it is towed into Tofino, B.C., for inspection. Investigators are trying to unravel the mystery of what caused a whale watching boat to capsize off Vancouver Island in seemingly calm weather, killing five British nationals including a father and his teenage son. A search continued for a missing Australian man. Twenty-one people were rescued.

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Indian and Japan Navy Ships during the media visit of five-day 'Malabar exercise' ( India, United States and Japan ) on the Eastern coast, at the Port Trust in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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Sushil Kapoor, one of the nine Indian sailors freed after being held in Iran for two years on charges of smuggling oil, hugs his mother on his arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

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Naval Command cadets demonstrate their search and rescue operation skills in mid sea on the eve of Indian Navy day in Chennai.

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In this photo, members of the Libyan Red Crescent carry a body bag as they retrieve bodies found washed up in the eastern shore of Tripoli, Libya. A spokesman for the Red Crescent said the bodies of at least 95 migrants have been found washed ashore over the past five days.

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A man, wearing a monk outfit speaks during a protest against sheltering Muslim migrants and the planned building of a mosque in the Romanian capital in Bucharest. People, mostly associated with a right wing organization, joined the anti-migration protest singing religious songs and expressing anti-Islamic views. Banners read: "We don't want a mega-mosque in Bucharest."

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Union Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan at the commissioning ceremony of the INS ‘Vajrakosh’ at Karwar in Karnataka.

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Coast Guard, Navy and Marine police and local fishermen carry out rescue work after a passenger boat collided with a fishing boat and capsized off Fort Kochi.

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In this file photo, Thomas Foster, a Navy veteran from Huntsville, dances with his wife, Carolyn, as World War II veterans filled the Davidson Center during the the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II Recognition and Thank You Celebration, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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A family member paying homage at the mortal remains of Missing Dornier Aircrew during a wreath laying ceremony organized at the Air Station of Coast Guard in Chennai.

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Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Chattanooga perform plane side honors as the remains of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith arrive at Nashville International Airport, in Nashville, Tenn. Smith was killed by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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This image posted on a militant social media account affiliated with the Sinai branch of the Islamic State group shows a fireball rising from an Egyptian Navy vessel during a rocket attack claimed by the group, off the strategic peninsula's Mediterranean coast.

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A migrants stretches his arm from the deck of the Belgian Navy Vessel Godetia after being rescued during a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coasts. Hundreds of migrants were rescued by the Godetia, which is among a EU Navy vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operations.

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People watch a damaged pontoon bridge at Danapur Diyara area in Bihar.

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Migrants disembark in the port of Taranto, southern Italy, after being rescued at sea by British ship HMS Bulwark. The HMS Bulwark brought 914 migrants, rescued in various operations over the last two days, to Taranto.

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Navy personnel at a Yoga session onboard INS Kamorta in Malaysia.

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Rescuers work in the hull of the upright Eastern Star ship to launch rescue work in the section of Jianli on the Yangtze River, central China's Hubei Province. Disaster teams stabilised the river cruiser in an upright position and searched it for more bodies, making it China's deadliest boat disaster in nearly seven decades.

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Newly commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ships C-415 & C-416 at Karaikal Port, Puducherry.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers save a survivor, center, from the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River, in central China's Hubei Province. Rescuers pulled several survivors to safety after hearing cries for help from inside a capsised cruise ship that went down overnight in a storm on China's Yangtze River.

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The Coast Guard men dousing the fire that broke out at an ONGC supply vessel in Mumbai.

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In this aerial photo, people canoe through flood waters past a stop sign near Bear Creek Park, in Houston. The Colorado River in Wharton and the Brazos and San Jacinto rivers near Houston are the main focus of concern as flood waters move from North and Central Texas downstream toward the Gulf of Mexico.

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A child waits to disembark from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) vessel "Phoenix" in the harbor of Messina, Sicily, Southern Italy. Over 400 migrants, half of them women and children, disembarked in Messina on Saturday.

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Rescued migrants disembark from an Italian Navy vessel in the harbor of Augusta, Sicily, Southern Italy. Italy pressed the European Union to devise concrete, robust steps to stop the deadly tide of migrants on smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean, including setting up refugee camps in countries bordering Libya. Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti also said human traffickers must be targeted with military intervention.

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The Pakistani boat that was intercepted by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard off the coast in Porbandar.

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**COMBO** Mobile phones, cameras and drugs recovered from the Pakistani boat that was intercepted by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard off the coast in Porbandar.

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The Pakistani nationals who were arrested from a boat that was intercepted by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard off the coast in Porbandar.

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A suspicious boat carrying narcotics worth around Rs 600 crore was seized and eight Pakistani nationals onboard were apprehended from international waters off Gujarat coast, in a joint operation by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard.

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Migrants wait to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union to finally meet demands for decisive action.

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An officer looks at a monitor showing the ships navigating the area where the boat believed to be crowded with perhaps as many as 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya, in the operation room of the Coast Guard during the coordination of rescue efforts, in Rome.

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Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during the launch of New R N Shipping passenger speed launch service from Mumbai (Bhaucha Dhakka) to Uran, in Mumbai.

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Police officers spray liquid at protesters trying to march after a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry sinking in Seoul, South Korea,

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Family members of the victims of the sinking of the ferry Sewol toss flowers into the water where the ship sank on the eve of the first anniversary of the disaster off Jindo, South Korea.

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Indian Naval Ship Tarkash evacuates personnel of different nationalities from the war torn city of Aden, Yemen.

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