Bodies of 16 persons, including a child, have so far been fished out from river Bhagirathi where an overcrowded boat sank on Saturday night.
Eight migrants were missing near the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday after their boat collided with a Greek rescue vessel, the coastguard said.
International investigators probing the explosion last week in the Maldives president's speedboat have concluded that the blast may have been an attempt to assassinate President Abdullah Yameen.
On the hunt for people-smugglers in the Mediterranean, a German navy ship is sailing off the coast of Libya when it gets a report of an unidentified boat adrift.
Abdullah, whose surname is given by Turkish media as Kurdi but sources in Syria say is actually called Shenu, lost his three-year-old son Aylan, four-year-old son Ghaleb and wife Rihana in the tragedy.
A fishing boat crowded with migrants overturned on Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Libya as rescuers approached, and the Italian coast guard and Irish navy said at least 367 people were saved, although 25 bodies also were found in the latest human smuggling tragedy.
A refugee boat carrying an unknown number of asylum seekers was spotted off the north-west Australian coast on Monday, media reports said.
A suspicious foreign fishing 'dhow' or boat, seen off the Alapuzha coast, was intercepted by the Coast Guard and brought to Vizhinjam on Sunday.
Rescuers pulled out one trapped survivor and heard others yell for help on Tuesday from inside a capsized cruise ship on China's Yangtze River.
A small cruise ship carrying more than 450 people, many of them elderly, sank overnight in the Yangtze River during a storm in southern China, and eight people have been rescued, the state broadcaster CCTV reported on Tuesday.
Myanmar on Monday acknowledged international "concerns" about waves of boatpeople, many of whom are fleeing from persecution, but denied it is solely to blame as thousands languish in dire straits at sea.
Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.
Captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 migrants are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.
Prosecutors said on Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned.
As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias
International humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders says the first boat carrying medical aid to Yemen since a Saudi-led bombing campaign against rebels began last month has arrived in the southern port city of Aden.
A Russian freezer trawler with a crew of 132 sank in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members were killed.
A fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia capsized on Thursday off the southern coast of Bangladesh and about 20 people were missing, officials said.
A suspected terror bid was foiled by the Coast Guard when officials intercepted a suspicious boat near the Porbandar coast off Guajrat, say reports. We track the updates live.