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Europe Migrant Influx Tops Half Million This Year

More than a half million migrants have now made the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing this year in search of a new life in Europe, the United Nations refugee agency reported Tuesday. The U.N. said nearly 515,000 asylum seekers have left war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa since January, with 383,000 reaching the shores of Greece and another 129,000 landing in Italy. The refugee agency said nearly 3,000 have drowned or disappeared making the passage on rickety or overcrowded...

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