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French Charities Rescue 81 More Migrants off Libya

Monday, 12 August 2019 17:47 WIB Global

Two French charities pulled another 81 migrants from the waters off Libya Sunday, bringing the number of those it rescued at sea since Friday to 211. Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranean jointly operate the Norwegian-flagged rescue ship Ocean Viking. Most of those it picked up over the past three days are Sudanese men, including the 81 rescued from a flimsy rubber dinghy Sunday. Witnesses on the Ocean Viking say the men on the raft waved and cheered when they saw the ship approaching. "We're the only ones in the area, the Libyan coast guard doesn't respond," SOS Mediterranean rescue coordinator Nicholas Romaniuk told an AFP reporter. He said he expects more migrants leaving...

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Can Turkey Be a Trusted NATO Partner?

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 17:40 WIB Global

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