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Italian Coast Guard Rescues Nearly 6,000 Migrants in a Day

At least 5,650 migrants were rescued Monday as they tried to reach Europe on about 40 boats, one of the highest numbers in a single day, Italy's coast guard said. A spokeswoman said one migrant had died and a pregnant woman had been taken by helicopter to a hospital on the Italian island of Lampedusa, halfway between Sicily and the Libyan coast. One coast guard ship rescued about 725 migrants on a single rubber boat, one of about 20 rescue operations. Three were still underway,...

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