Some 1,500 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend, an unusually high number for winter when crossings tend to slow because of difficult sea conditions, the Italian Coast Guard said on Feb. 5.
The number of people pulled to safety in the past two days brought to 4,500 the total saved since Feb. 1, AFP reported.
The word "military" often evokes in one's mind images of rifles, tanks, battles, and regrettably war and devastation. The armed forces do much more than that, having scores of scientists and doctors among their ranks, but also officers who stand ready to react in case of local or nationwide emergencies. In some countries, like Spain, it is also the military that sets the official time.