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HMS Bulwark rescues 1,000 in one day in largest operation to date

The crew of Royal Navy vessel HMS Bulwark have rescued more than 1,000 migrants in just one day in their largest operation to date.

In one operation at least 10 pregnant women were saved. The latest mission brings the total number of people rescued by the ship to 2,700.

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HMS Bulwark deployed as the UK 'doesn't walk on by'

Britain is a country that "doesn't walk on by", David Cameron said as HMS Bulwark undertook another rescue mission off the coast of Libya.

Arriving at the G7 summit in Germany, the Prime Minister said the flagship had been deployed because Britain is a "country with a conscience".

"HMS Bulwark, the Royal Navy flagship, is in the Mediterranean because we want to save lives," Cameron said.

But he warned, "We need to deal with the causes of this migration, not simply with its consequences."

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