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Libyan coastguard rescues 300 off Tripoli: official

TRIPOLI: Libya’s coastguard rescued more than 300 migrants on Tuesday at sea west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said. “Coastguards rescued early morning today 140 illegal migrants west of Tripoli and another group of 164 migrants were rescued off Sabratha including seven women and six children,” a spokesman for Libya’s naval forces told Reuters. The migrants included people from sub-Saharan countries, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, he said. Hundreds of thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East have…

Five dead migrants recovered in Mediterranean, 300 rescued

ROME:The bodies of five migrants were recovered in the central Mediterranean on Wednesday during rescue operations that saved 300 others, the Italian coastguard said. The migrants were on board two inflatable dinghies and three small boats, the coastguard said in a statement. The dinghies were helped by a charity boat and an Irish naval vessel, which rescued 118 people and found five dead bodies. Some 145,000 migrants have been picked up and brought to Italy since the start of 2016. According to the UN, at least 3,626…