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Italy: Mediterranean Migrant Numbers Up as Weather Improves

Italy says rescue vessels operating off the coast of Libya pulled more than 2,500 migrants to safety Monday, and says their numbers are rising as Mediterranean weather improves. The Italian Coast Guard said a full 2,000 of the migrants were pulled from 14 dinghies and a single larger boat. A statement said Irish and Maltese naval craft — part of an international force seeking to curb mass drownings at sea — rescued hundreds of others and that a passing cargo ship also joined the rescue...

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