Italy: More than 900 rescued refugees arrive in Sicily

The Italian coastguard has rescued over 900 people and brought them to the port of Catania in Sicily.

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    More than 900 people have arrived at the Italian port of Catania in Sicily after being rescued at sea by the Italian coastguard.

    This comes amid a growing diplomatic row between Italy and France over the new Italian government's refusal to allow a French rescue boat to dock.

    France's president has called that rejection cynical and irresponsible, and the Italian government has fired back.

     

    Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Rome.


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