Pregnant women among migrants stranded at sea off Tunisian coast

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Two-week ordeal continues for group of 40 denied permission to land as officials say they are Europe’s responsibility

Two pregnant women are among a group of migrants left stranded at sea for almost a fortnight after Tunisia became the latest of four countries to refuse their ship entry.

The migrants, recovered by a Tunisian supply vessel after they were found adrift in a small wooden boat reportedly within Malta’s search and rescue zone, are anchored a dozen miles offshore as they enter the 13th day of their ordeal with supplies of food and medicine dwindling.

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