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Some 800 boat migrants rescued during break in weather: Italian coast guard

Reuters Thursday, 12 January 2017
ROME (Reuters) - Some 800 migrants were plucked from flimsy rubber boats on Thursday, Italy's coast guard said, as Libya-based people smugglers took advantage of a window of good mid-winter weather to send them to sea.
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Some 800 migrants have been plucked from the sea after attempting to cross the Mediterranean during a window of good weather. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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