UPDATE 4-More than 300 migrants died this week trying to reach Italy -UN agency

February 11, 2015 8:54 PM

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* Pope Francis calls for solidarity with migrants (Adds comment from Prime Minister Renzi)

ROME, Feb 11 (Reuters) - More than 300 people died trying to cross the sea from Africa to Italy this week, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday, adding pressure on Europe to expand a border operation that lacks a clear mandate to save lives.

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