Over 800 sea-borne migrants saved in Italy, northern Cyprus

November 23, 2014 3:43 PM

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ROME/NICOSIA (Reuters) - Italy's coastguard said it has rescued more than 600 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and North Africa this weekend and started a search for one man feared drowned during the passage.

Further east, 270 Syrian refugees were rescued off Turkish-Cypriot controlled northern Cyprus overnight when their ship's engine broke down, the Kibris Postasi website in Nicosia reported.

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