Officials in Europe estimate that as many as 700 migrants — mostly from African and Asian nations — drowned over the weekend when the boat they were on capsized in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Libya.

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Officials in Europe estimate that as many as 700 migrants — mostly from African and Asian nations — drowned over the weekend when the boat they were on capsized in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Libya. The disaster is one of many such incidents to have occurred in recent years, as migrants from Africa brave the often perilously packed boat ride to gateway countries like Italy and Greece, where they seek better job opportunities. Only 28 people survived Saturday’s tragedy.

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"I can say today, Bobbi is awake," singer Bobby Brown told concert attendees in Dallas over the weekend, speaking about his daughter with the late Whitney Houston. Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalized in late January after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bath tub. His lawyer clarified the singer’s statement on Monday, reporting that Bobbi’s condition has been improving, though “the quality of her life will not be known for years to come."

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A Russian family has adopted an orphaned bear cub, Mishutka, that was left on its doorstep earlier this month. The family believes the cub’s parents were killed by poachers. Mishutka likes to eat oatmeal and drink milk from a bottle:

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