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Thousands of migrants rescued by Italian Navy

1 June 2014 Last updated at 13:16 BST

More than 3,600 migrants trying to enter Italy from the North African coast have been picked up by the Italian navy.

It is one of the highest figures for a single day since Italy began round-the-clock patrols several months ago.

Jenny Wivell reports.

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