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UK armed forces asked to help deal with migrant boats crossing Channel

Britain's armed forces have been asked to help deal with boats carrying migrants across the Channel from France after a spate of arrivals on the southern English coast.

Taking advantage of a spell of hot weather and calm sea conditions, hundreds of people including children and pregnant women have made the dangerous 33-kilometre crossing in recent days, many in overloaded rubber dinghies and other small vessels.

  • ABC News

The Defence Ministry said it had received a formal request from the…

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