Mediterranean migrants – 800 rescued and brought to Italy

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More than 800 migrants have been brought ashore at Catania port in Eastern Sicily after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.

They were picked up in 16 different operations, from boats and dinghies.

Winter weather may be setting in, but people fleeing war and poverty continue to set their sights on Europe.

There is not a centimetre free on the #Argos this evening. Tomorrow morning it’s Italy. pic.twitter.com/NjiTmeZfEA— MSF Sea (@MSF_Sea) November 5, 2016

Sunday’s arrivals came after more than two thousand other migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Saturday.

Ten bodies were also recovered.

It is estimated that more than 4,200 people have died or disappeared trying to cross the water from North Africa this year.

Rescue workers cover the dead body of a migrant which washed ashore, in Tripoli’s Janzour city, Libya November 5, 2016. REUTERS/Hani Amara pic.twitter.com/fvW1C9Yhnu— Reuters Africa (@ReutersAfrica) November 6, 2016

Germany wants to stop migrants from reaching Europe’s Mediterranean cost by picking them up at sea and returning them to Africa, according to a report in a German newspaper.

In what would be a huge shift for the country, the interior ministry is quoted as saying the EU should adopt an Australian-style system – and migrants processed at camps in third countries.

ICYMI: See 360° video from the deck of a migrant rescue ship – https://t.co/TUKaejluBf. More VR footage here: https://t.co/DD2WkV1Jx4 pic.twitter.com/OzmfR0DERE— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 2, 2016

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