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Hundreds of Migrants Picked Up Between Libya and Italy

International charity ships and Libya’s coast guard picked up several hundred migrants Saturday as smugglers trying to take advantage of calm seas launched a flurry of boats toward Italy. Libyan coast guard vessels intercepted three migrant boats, the first an inflatable dinghy that had broken down with 125 people on board off Zawiya, just west of the capital, Tripoli, said Ayoub Qassem, a coast guard spokesman. The second boat was turned back off Garabulli, east of Tripoli, and had...

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