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Migrants on a ship intercepted Sunday, June 24, 2018, offshore near the town of Gohneima, east of the capital, Tripoli, Libya. The United Nations refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys. (Libyan Coast Guard via AP, File)

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UN agency: Trips across Mediterranean fall, but risks rise

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys.