A woman carrying a baby disembarks from the Norwegian ship Siem Pilot, at the Salerno harbor, southern Italy, Tuesday May 9, 2017. The ship was carrying 991 migrants and the body of a three-year old child. (Massimo Pica/ANSA via AP)
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Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe, Italy's coast guard said.More than 45,000 people have reached Italy by boat from North Africa this year, a more than 40 percent increase on the same period of 2016, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says.The migrants were rescued from four separate rubber boats by the Italian coast guard and navy, an aid group and two private vessels, the coast guard said in a statement.
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