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21st Jan 2017

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Italy rescues over 1,100 boat migrants in one day

The Italian navy rescued 1,123 boat migrants off the coast of Italy within a space of 24 hours, reports the BBC. Eight boats were spotted 222km south-east of Lampedusa island. Among those rescued were 47 women and 50 children. The migrants are said to be from sub-Saharan Africa.

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