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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) Hampered by gale-force winds and high waves, a Greek navy frigate was slowly towing a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants to safety on the southern island of Crete Wednesday. A day after it suffered engine failure in international waters, the 77-meter (250-foot) Baris cargo ship carrying some 700 men, women and children trying to enter Europe clandestinely one of the largest boatloads of the sort in recent years was being towed at a speed of about (3...

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