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Italy saves 2,700 migrants in one day

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>> Italy's shores are the new focus of the migrant crisis. Its Coast Guard replaying scenes like this daily. Rescuing boats crammed with refugees coming from North Africa. They say they rescued 2,700 migrants off the coast of Libya in a single day. Stuffed into dangerously overcrowded rubber boats, 15 bodies were also recovered.
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The country's Interior Minister says nearly a 100,000 people had arrived in Italy by the end of August.>> Baby, baby, baby, baby.>> The daily rescues are happening across the coast. The Portuguese Coast Guard also rescuing migrants in the last 24 hours. While this group of volunteers plucked families out of the sea heading to Grease from Turkey.
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Government crack downs and sea patrols no match for this march of misery. The Italian police announcing Tuesday, they've broken up a criminal network that's smuggled mostly Syrian refugees across the Balkan's to Western Europe. International police forces arrested 21 people in Austria, Germany and Italy on suspicion of people smuggling.
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>> Let's go.>> But catching smugglers in lawless Libya, or in Turkey where the boats set off, is proving more difficult.