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Massive influx of migrants into Italy

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>> Rescued off the Libyan coast, migrants and refugees numbering more than six and a half thousand pulled to safety and taken to Italy on Monday. It's one of the largest influxes into Italy on a single day, adding to the more than 100,000 who'd made the trip this year.
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Summer bringing a sharp rise in mostly African migrants trying to reach the country.>>
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Last year it was Greece at the frontline with thousands of people arriving daily from Turkey. But numbers there have slowed to about 100 a day, since the EU struck a deal with the Turks to try and shut off their route.
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>> All down and sit, okay?>> That's forced some to instead make the longer, more dangerous trip from North Africa to Italy. Nearly 3,000 people have died making the journey this year alone.