In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, Italian Coast Guard officers and holiday-makers help migrants to get off a boat near Siracusa, Italy. (AP Photo/File)
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EU lawmakers Tuesday demanded the bloc share the burden of accepting asylum seekers as the pressure on southern European countries from migrants crossing the Mediterranean showed no sign of easing.EU leaders agreed at an emergency summit last week to boost funding and resources for search and rescue missions but Britain, speaking for many, said it would not take in any migrants picked up at sea for asylum processing.EU leaders announced that they would triple monthly funding from 3.0 million euros ($3.2 millon) to 9.0 million euros for the Triton search and rescue mission operating off southern Italy.
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