Teenage girls found dead: Police in the Italian port city of Salerno launched a murder inquiry this week after the bodies of 26 teenage girls – aged between 14 and 18 – were brought ashore by a Spanish rescue vessel on Sunday. Twenty-three of them had been found floating in waters close to a rubber dinghy from which 64 other people were rescued last Friday. Italian officials suspect that the teenagers, who were from Nigeria, were deliberately killed and will be investigating whether they were sexually assaulted or tortured before their death. Two men have since been arrested. The rescue vessel that brought the dead girls to Salerno was also carrying around 300 migrants rescued from other boats. Most of them were from Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and Sudan. A total of 2,560 people were rescued from the Mediterranean over the course of just four days late last week.