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Italy Coast Guard: More Than 1,000 Boat Migrants Rescued, 16 Bodies Found

More than 1,000 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats and 16 bodies were recovered in the past two days, Italy's coast guard said on Monday, adding to the already record number of arrivals this year. Coast guard ships recovered some 800 migrants from nine different vessels on Sunday, the coastal service said, and coordinated the rescue of another 230 boat migrants on Monday. As of Dec. 1, Italy had taken in more than 173,000 boat migrants this year, beating the...

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