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More than 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe this year, data showed Tuesday, bearing testimony to migrants' increasingly desperate attempts to reach the continent. "Unfortunately, we have now reached a milestone whereby over 2,000 migrants and refugees have died as of this past weekend," International Organization for Migration spokesman Itayi Virri told reporters in Geneva. IOM said the latest toll confirms "this route as the deadliest for migrants in search of a better life," and warned the situation was worsening.
JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected to be one of the most competitive 2016 Senate races.
Toyota on Tuesday said quarterly net profit jumped 10 percent from a year earlier and raised its fiscal-year revenue forecast but warned over prospects in China, the world's biggest vehicle market. Toyota and Volkswagen are locked in a tight race for the title of world's biggest automaker this year, after the German giant outsold its Japanese rival in the first half. Toyota -- which also said its fiscal year to March revenue would be slightly higher than the expected 27.8 trillion yen -- credited a weak yen and cost cuts for its latest financial results.