Italy says 1,100 migrants rescued from sea in one day

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About 1,100 migrants from the Libyan coast were rescued from the sea on Wednesday, including a woman who gave birth in a rubber boat, the Italian coastguard and monitors said.

They were recovered from 10 rubber boats and a small wooden boat in a rescue operation that involved a coastguard vessel, an Italian Navy ship and NGOs.

The Mission Lifeline NGO said in a Twitter post that the woman had given birth on an inflatable boat.

Some 114,600 migrants have landed in Italy so far this year, a figure that is down 32 percent year on year.

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