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Dozens dead in new Mediterranean migrant tragedy

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Rescuers plucked 200 refugees from the sea Saturday after their boat capsized, killing 31 in yet another migrant tragedy that prompted Malta to warn the Mediterranean was turning into a cemetery. 

Migrants arrive aboard a Maltese patrol boat at Hay Wharf in Valletta, on October 12, 2013

Their boat went down off Malta on Friday near the Italian island of Lampedusa, still reeling from the death of 359 asylum seekers in its waters in an October 3 shipwreck.

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