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90 Migrants Believed Dead off Libyan Shore

A total of 126 migrants were in the boat, mostly African nationals.

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    90 Migrants Believed Dead off Libyan Shore
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    In this Oct. 21, 2016 picture provided by Sea-Watch aid group, refugees sit in a inflatable boat, background left, while a speedboat, labelled as Libyan Coast Guard, background right, and Sea-Watch members in a boat foreground arrive off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea.

    The spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Thursday that more than 90 migrants are believed dead after their rickety boat was damaged shortly after leaving the Libyan coast.

    Ayoub Gassim said the coast guard has rescued 29 survivors, who said the plastic boat ripped and began filling with water about 26 miles (42 kilometers) off the Libyan coast, in international waters.

    He said that a total of 126 migrants were in the boat, mostly African nationals. The migrants left Tajoura, in western Libya, before dawn Wednesday morning, and the coast guard received a call for help around 3 p.m.

    The death toll for migrants in the Mediterranean has reached at least 3,800 this year so far, making 2016 the deadliest year ever for migrants in the Mediterranean.

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    [NATL] Dog Delivers Basket of Water on Baseball Field

    A viral video of minor league baseball dog delivering water at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game has surfaced on Twitter.

    Video of 'Jake the Diamond Dog' was posted as the golden retriever carried a basket filled with bottled water out to the umpire between innings taken at a recent game.

    The video was posted by Indiana news station WPTA's sports anchor Zach Groth.

    Jake delivers water to umpires on the field in a basket and reportedly makes an appearance at a variety of minor league baseball games and has done so for several years.

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    Migrants fleeing war and poverty take dangerous trips from Libya to Italy on overcrowded boats, hoping to make their way from there to new lives in Europe.