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4,500 Migrants Rescued Saturday in Mediterranean as Crisis Mounts

Italy's Coast Guard said more than 4,500 people were rescued Saturday off the Libyan coast, as calm seas triggered a rush of migrants trying to reach Europe in overcrowded boats and barges. A Coast Guard statement said the agency coordinated 20 rescue operations, and that a woman's body was found in one inflatable boat. Greek rescuers and ships from Germany, Croatia and Britain were also involved, along with personnel from the medical group Doctors Without Borders. "We...

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