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Italy says 200,000 migrants may arrive by sea this year

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By Philip Pullella and Antonella Cinelli

ROME, April 23 (Reuters) - As many as 5,000 migrants a week could arrive in Italy by sea from North African ports in the next five months unless something is done about the issue, according to an interior ministry projection.

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