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Over 7,000 Migrants Rescued Off Italy Since Friday, EU Says

The European Union says that more than 7,000 migrants have been plucked from the Mediterranean since Friday as an unprecedented wave of people flee conflict and poverty seeking better lives in Europe. Of those 7,000 EU migration spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said Tuesday that “over 3,500 are still on board rescue vessels and being taken to Italy and so far, 11 bodies were recovered.” More than 280,000 people entered the European Union illegally last year. Many came from Syria, Eritrea...

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