In the cold sea, migrants cast off for England from a French beach

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By Forrest Crellin and Clotaire Achi WIMEREUX, France (Reuters) – Bundled from the cold in black woolly hats and puffy coats, some in red life jackets, they hauled the rubber dinghy on their shoulders and heads under a steely November sky, over the dunes towards the beach. France says it is working hard to prevent migrants from attempting the dangerous crossing in freezing temperatures through one of the world’s busiest shipping corridors to England, some 30 km (20 miles) across the Channel. But there was no stopping the group of more than 40, including six children, who cast off from the beac…

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