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Italy Rescues 2,500 Migrants at Sea

Italy says it has rescued around 2,500 asylum-seekers from the Mediterranean during a 24-hour period, most of them departing from North Africa. The navy said Friday 157 children were among the migrants who had been brought to shore since Thursday, many of them in overcrowded boats.   Officials say good weather conditions apparently prompted the asylum-seekers to make the perilous journey. Although the authorities gave no details about the nationalities of the migrants, they...

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