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Italy Rescues More Than 2,600 Boat Migrants Over Weekend

Italy's search and rescue mission saved more than 2,600 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, the navy said on Monday, as the number reaching Italy from Africa this year surges to a record. Boats and helicopters from the “Mare Nostrum” or “Our Sea” mission picked up the predominantly male migrants, along with some minors and a nine-months pregnant woman, between Saturday and Monday in the Strait of Sicily. Southern Italy has long attracted sea-borne migrants...

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