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Italy rescues 3,500 migrants this weekend

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The Italian authorities stated that they have found 18 bodies in a boat of migrants during rescue operations weekend. A total of 3,500 would-be refugees where picked up at sea this weekend, reaching the total of around 100,000 migrants this year.

The navy tweeted on Sunday that its Sirio Patrol Ship was docking in Pozzallo, southern Sicily, with 266 migrants and 18 corpses aboard.

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano insisted once again to the European Union to relieve pressure on Italy. If not, Alfano warned "Italy will make its own decisions" if EU partners don't offer assistance.

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