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Migrants In Maltese Custody After Reportedly Hijacking Ship That Rescued Them

More than 100 migrants were picked up from a sinking boat in the Mediterranean. When they realized the ship was returning to Libya, officials say, they commandeered it and demanded passage to Europe.
Migrants disembark from the motor tanker El Hiblu 1 in Valletta's Grand Harbour after Maltese armed forces took control of the vessel on Thursday. Source: Jonathan Borg

More than 100 migrants are in custody after they allegedly commandeered a Turkish cargo ship that rescued them off the coast of Libya.

The migrants' boat was sinking, officials say, when they were saved by a Turkish ship called the El Hiblu 1. But the

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