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Thousands of Migrants Rescued During Sea Crossing to Italy

The International Organization for Migration reports tens of thousands of migrants have been rescued while making the perilous sea crossing from Libya to Italy this year.  IOM attributes this to a rescue operation initiated by Italy in late 2013.   This past weekend more than 3,000 boat people who crossed the Mediterranean from North Africa managed to reach Italy.  Their arrival in Sicily put the number of migrants who have successfully made this perilous journey to more...

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