Latest migrant tragedy in Aegean highlights EU divisions

A local residents stands over the body of a dead baby in Petra village on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. The deaths occurred amid a surge of crossings to Greek islands involving migrants and refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and other countries ahead of winter and as European governments weight taking tougher measures to try and limit the number of arrivals in Europe. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Drowned babies and toddlers washed onto Greece’s famed Aegean Sea beaches, and a grim-faced diver pulled a drowned mother and child from a half-sunk boat that was decrepit long before it sailed. On shore, bereaved women wailed and stunned-looking fathers cradled their children.

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