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Nearly 800 Migrants Rescued Near Italy

Italian and Maltese patrol teams have rescued more than 700 migrants in a series of operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian officials say the rescues took place late Thursday and Friday after patrols intercepted at least five boats packed with migrants near the Italian island of Lampedusa. The rescues took place as European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels grappled with the issue of illegal immigration. Leaders from the southern European nations that have been most affected by the ...

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