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Over 6,000 migrants plucked from sea in a single day, nine dead

About 6,055 migrants were rescued on Monday as they tried to reach Europe on about 40 boats, one of the highest numbers in a single day, Italy`s coast guard said.

UN welcomes US release of 6,000 nonviolent prisoners

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday welcomed the United States government's decision to release about 6,000 inmates to ease prison overcrowding, said a statement of Ban's spokesperson.