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  1. Overwhelmed Italy Rescues 4,000 Refugees in Two Days

    Italian authorities are appealing for help from the EU as they struggle to deal with a wave of refugees fleeing from Africa. Ships have rescued 4,000 refugees from the sea this week. The influx of immigrants has spiked with the warmer spring weather, and is expected to grow even larger in coming months. Italy’s Interior Minister Angelino Alfano blasted “death merchants” who profit from the people-trafficking, then send out alarms for help 40 miles off the Libyan coast.

    Sources: EuronewsAFPThe Guardian

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