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Over 270 Migrants Rescued And Detained in Libya, UN Says

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Cairo (AP) -- Over 270 Europe-bound migrants were rescued by a commercial ship near Libya's Mediterranean shores and handed over to the Libyan coast guard who sent them to detention centers, the U.N. migration and refugee agencies said.

The migrants were rescued in international waters on Monday by the Vos Triton, sailing under the flag of Gibraltar, said the International Organization for Migration and the UNHCR in a joint statement Wednesday evening.