The crossing is incredibly dangerous because of the poor condition of the boats and the overcrowding. Still, thousands of Africans cross the Mediterranean each year. While many wait at holding camps on the Italian coast, others get to go inland after they’ve been processed to begin their new and better lives.
Jakarta: At least 300 boxers from 27 countries have confirmed their participation in an international boxing championship in Indonesia next month, the organisers said on Tuesday. The 27 countries include India, China, the United States, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Iraq, Thailand, the Philippines and others, the head of the Indonesian amateur boxing association Johni Asadoma said. The 23rd Indonesian President Boxing Championship is slated to be held from July 22 to July 29 in Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara province, Asadoma said, reports Xinhua news agency.The number of participants in the tournament is expected to rise as the registration is still open, said the official. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWS