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Spain Picks Up Almost 1,000 African Migrants in 2 Days

Spanish emergency services picked up 755 immigrants traveling in dozens of small boats and makeshift rafts across the Strait of Gibraltar on Tuesday and 227 from the same stretch of water the day before, the Maritime Safety Agency said. The Mediterranean shipping lane is almost 15 km (nine miles) wide at its narrowest and is often used by migrants trying to get to Europe. More than 75,000 have tried to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa in the first half of 2014, landing in...

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