More than 150 saved from Mediter­ranean

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Spain’s mar­itime res­cue ser­vice saved 157 mi­grants from five small boats at­tempt­ing to cross the Mediter­ranean Sea.

The ser­vice com­pleted five dif­fer­ent res­cue mis­sions in wa­ters east of the Strait of Gi­bral­tar from late Fri­day through Satur­day.

Each year, tens of thou­sands of mi­grants and refugees set off from North Africa across the Mediter­ranean Sea. Thou­sands die af­ter set­ting sail in smug­glers’ over­loaded boats or tiny dinghies that are un­fit for the open sea.

HEN­NING KAISER/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE VIA GETTY IM­AGES

A man takes part in the wild horse catch near Duel­men, Ger­many, on Satur­day. In the event that has taken place since the early 1900s, young stal­lions are taken from the group to try to prevent fights.

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