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Six children dead as dinghy sinks; WORLD BULLETINS.

SIX children have drowned after a rubber dinghy carrying Afghan migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's Aegean coast, Turkey's state-run news agency said.

The Anadolu Agency said the coastguard rescued five migrants from the sea and were still looking for two others reported missing.

The bodies of the children were recovered. Anadolu did not report their ages, but said one of them was a baby. The migrants were apparently hoping to make it to the island of Khios from the resort of Cesme despite bad weather.

Turkey has stepped up efforts to stop migrants departing for Greece by sea. Last week, authorities rounded up around 3,000 in the town of Ayvacik, north of Cesme, who were believed to be waiting to make the journey to the Greek island of Lesbos.

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Date:Dec 9, 2015
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