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1,000+ immigrants just saved at sea, crossing from Africa to Sicily

Palermo: more than a thousand immigrants were saved in aid operations about thirty miles off the Libyan coast last night. They were trying to reach Italy aboard six motorized rubber rafts and one old fishing boat. Aboard the fishing boat were crowded 400 migrants, who were saved by te British ship Enterprise. Three other ships, the British Richmond, the Slovenian Triglav and the German Berlin, employed in the European mission against traffickers, picked up migrants who were in a fourth rubber raft while the Irish ship Samuel Beckett helped bring to safety the occupants of the other two rafts. This according to the Italian national newspaper Corriere della Sera's online edition for southern Italy today. No word on the nationalities of the rescued people.
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