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By Makini Brice and David Lewis SEGOUCOURA, Senegal (Reuters) - Mahamadou Diaby lost his savings of $4,000 in a failed bid to reach Europe that saw him smuggled across the Sahara by migrant traffickers before being shot by police and thrown in jail for six months in Libya. Back in his sun-baked village of Segoucoura in Senegal - a peaceful but poor West African nation - the 23-year-old says he would do it all over again. "I say thanks be to God that I am back and didn't die," said Diaby, surrounded by his family. "But if I see an opportunity to go again, I will try ... I cannot just sit around with the old people." In total, almost 2,000 illegal migrants have perished on the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Italy so far in 2015.
France can't take the risk of Greece leaving the eurozone, which would have an effect across the globe, the prime minister said on Tuesday, adding that the basis for a deal with Athens was there. "France is convinced that we can't take the risk of Greece leaving the eurozone," a move that would affect economies across the globe, Manuel Valls told French radio.