More Than 200 Migrants Rescued off Greek Islands; 1 Dead

January 3, 2016 6:16 PM

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A total of 217 migrants have been rescued by Greek and EU authorities over the first weekend of the new year in four separate incidents, Greece's coast guard says.

Migrants, the majority of them refugees from Syria's civil war, keep trying to enter the European Union despite the cold and the rough seas.

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