The Washington Post

Spain rescues 13 migrants:

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Two Spanish coast guard helicopter­s rescued 13 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands, authoritie­s said, but those rescued told workers with the Internatio­nal Committee of the Red Cross that about twice as many were missing and had probably drowned. The helicopter­s, a rescue boat and two other ships headed 65 miles south of Gran Canaria after a rescue plane had spotted a dinghy barely afloat at sea, the Spanish coast guard said. The Canary Islands, about 60 miles off the coast of Morocco, have become a hot spot for migrants trying to reach Europe in recent years.

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