Refugees and migrants on a dinghy arrive from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
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Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast Saturday, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency.More than one million refugees and migrants arrived in the European Union last year and some 3,600 died or went missing, forcing the EU to mull suspending its Schengen open-borders area for up to two years.Neighboring Turkey is hosting 2.5 million Syrian refugees. In November it struck a deal with the EU pledging to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in financial aid and renewed talks on joining the 28-nation bloc.
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