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Aid groups rescue nearly 200 more migrants in Mediterranean

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The private charity Sea-Watch has rescued more than 90 migrants from distress at sea in the central Mediterranean. The crew of the Sea-Watch 3 vessel plucked the people from an unseaworthy double-decker wooden boat as they sailed south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Berlin-based group said on Friday. This was the Sea-Watch 3’s first rescue since the crew set off Wednesday on their latest mission. Doctors Without Borders reported a similar incident on Friday, when the team on its Geo Barents ship picked up some 100 people from a wooden boat. It was the eighth rescue mission since that …

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