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Record Number of Boat Migrants Reach Italy in 2016

A record number of migrants have reached Italy by boat from North Africa in 2016, according to official data, as pressure on Italy's shelter and asylum systems grows. Italy has borne the brunt of new arrivals since the implementation in March of an agreement between the European Union and Turkey to curb the flow of migrants sailing for Greece. As of November 28, some 171,299 boat migrants had reached Italy's shores, the Interior Ministry said, compared to the previous record of...

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