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Almost 150 migrants rescued at sea

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM


Spain's defence ministry says one of its naval ships has rescued 112 migrants off the coast of Libya.

The Spanish frigate Canarias found the migrants' vessel adrift yesterday morning, according to the ministry, which said all 112 of the migrants were male and "the large majority" were from sub-Saharan Africa.

Nearer the Spanish coast, the coast guard said its ships rescued 36 more migrants from two small overloaded boats, also yesterday.

In Barcelona, thousands of Spaniards marched yesterday to urge the conservative-led Spanish government to accept more refugees from war-torn areas like Syria.