84 Somali migrants rescued off Malta

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    A group of 84 migrants have
    been rescued off Malta from a dinghy, Maltese officials say.

    THE migrants rescued on Friday – 51 men, 32
    women and a young girl – identified themselves as Somalis.

    Hundreds of African migrants have landed in
    Malta this year. Many of the migrants have reached the island nation from
    Libya, where border controls have been lax since the overthrow of Muammar
    Gaddafi.