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Italy and Greece in migrant rescue

03.01.14 @ 09:30


Italy and Greece have rescued over 300 boat migrants in two separate incidents, reports the BBC. Italy on Thursday rescued 233 off the coast of Sicily while Greece rescued 85 off the island of Astypalaia. The majority of those rescued came from sub-Saharan Africa and from Pakistan.


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