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Major Rescue Effort Off Libyan Coast Saves 6,500 Migrants

In a series of 40 rescue missions launched off the northern coast of Libya Monday, Italian Coast Guard personnel and several partner agencies saved around 6,500 migrants said to be traveling from Somalia and Eritrea, according to the coast guard. The rescue effort, which was captured on video, shows desperate migrants jumping off of fishing boats to swim to the coast guard vessels and others cheering as babies and children are carried on to the rescue ships. The mission Monday was a...

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