Rescuers pull 1725 migrants to safety from Mediterranean

ROME – Rescuers pulled 1725 migrants to safety from boats in the Mediterranean on Thursday, Italy’s coast guard said, as seaborne arrivals to Europe’s southern shores keep climbing. Sixteen separate missions were involved in rescuing the migrants, including Italy’s coast guard and navy, the European Union’s anti people-smuggling mission, two humanitarian organisations and two merchant […]

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