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Sunday, 23 August 2015 - 10:45
More than 2,000 people rescued near Libya coast
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More than 2,000 migrants and refugees have been rescued from boats off the coast of Libya in one of the biggest single-day operations mounted.

Distress calls came from more than 20 vessels.

More than 2,000 people have died this year in attempts to reach Europe in overcrowded, unseaworthy boats.

The route from Libya to Italy is one of the busiest for those trying to enter Europe.

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