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Britain's political leaders launched their last day of campaigning on Wednesday for the most unpredictable election in living memory which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government. With neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives nor Ed Miliband's Labour expected to win a majority on Thursday and smaller parties on the rise, the election could also confirm a shift to a fragmented style of politics more familiar in other parts of Europe. A Conservative win would raise the risk of Britain exiting the European Union because Cameron has promised a referendum on membership, while some business leaders and investors have warned Labour could be bad for the economy. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, leader of the centrist Liberal Democrats who have been in coalition with the Conservatives for the last five years, has even suggested there could be another election this year.
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Italian crews have rescued a boatload of migrants who say they were at sea for 12 days, as the U.N. Security Council gears up to hear first-hand about the Mediterranean migrant crisis.