Another 292 rescued on English Channel amid rift over Calais camps

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A total of 292 people were rescued from small boats on the English Channel on Tuesday, according to French maritime authorities, as a steady stream of migrants strive to reach Britain. Several ships from the French Navy, coast guard and customs authority, as well as a naval helicopter, were involved in the rescue operations, France’s Maritime Prefecture of the English Channel and North Sea said on Wednesday. The rescued migrants were taken to the ports of Calais and Dunkirk, where they were cared for by aid workers, the statement added. Almost 16,000 migrants had been rescued on the English Ch…

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