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  Nissan 16, 5775 , 05/04/15

Italy Rescues 1,500 Migrants

About 1,500 migrants from North Africa have been rescued by Italy in the past 24 hours. The migrants, most from Libya, had set out in any vessels they could find and not all were seaworthy.

Last year 170,000 migrants entered Italy by sea. According to officials, this past January and February have seen an increase in the numbers of migrants by 43 percent over the same months last year.

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