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Greece intercepts yacht with 77 migrants on board, arrests 2

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“The yacht, flying a Turkish flag, was apparently en route to Italy when stopped on Thursday,’’ a coastguard officer told dpa in Athens.

Thousands of people attempt to cross the Mediterranean every month with the help of smugglers in search of refuge and a better life in Europe.

While the goal is often wealthier countries further north, many end up languishing in migrant camps in Greece and Italy.

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