Search and rescue efforts

Migrants look at the Italian shoreline from aboard the Ocean Viking as it approaches the Sicilian port of Messina, southern Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The Ocean Viking has docked in Sicily, Italy, to disembark 182 men, women and children rescued in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 24, 2019 - 4:17 pm
MESSINA, Sicily (AP) — A humanitarian ship has docked in Italy to disembark 182 men, women and children rescued in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya. The Ocean Viking arrived in the Sicilian port of Messina with Italy's permission on Tuesday morning. On land, police and the Red Cross waited...
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Migrants are silhouetted during the sunrise on the deck of the Ocean Viking as it sails in the Mediterranean Sea, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The humanitarian ship operated by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders is still waiting to be assigned a place of safety to disembark 182 people rescued after fleeing Libya. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 22, 2019 - 10:53 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A nonprofit-run ship carrying 182 migrants rescued on the Mediterranean Sea sailed back and forth between Italy and Malta while awaiting permission to dock at a European port, with its passengers growing increasingly worried about where they would wind up. Over three...
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Stephen Gilbert, left, and his father-in-law sit in front of their flooded property on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in the Mauriceville, Texas, area. Floodwaters are starting to recede in most of the Houston area after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas. "I'm on my third house," said Gilbert, who lives behind his father-in-law. "I wouldn't go anywhere else in the world," he said. "All we have is family anyway." ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 20, 2019 - 11:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda,...
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Splendora Police Lt. Troy Teller, left, Cpl. Jacob Rutherford and Mike Jones pull a boat carrying Anita McFadden and Fred Stewart from their flooded neighborhood inundated by rain from Tropical Depression Imelda on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Spendora, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 10:43 pm
CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to...
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Women and children sit on a rescue boat some 53 nautical miles (98 kilometers) from the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The humanitarian rescue ship Ocean Viking pulled 48 people from a small and overcrowded wooden boat including a newborn and a pregnant woman.(AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 17, 2019 - 10:55 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — At least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled with people hoping to reach Europe capsized near Tunisia. Elsewhere in the Mediterranean, a rescue ship picked up 109 people from two flimsy boats off the coast of Libya within hours of each...
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French police officers watch migrants packing their belongings in a camp of Grande Synthe, northern France, Tuesday, Sept.17, 2019. French police are evacuating at least 900 migrants from a gym near the English Channel, citing concerns about security and hygiene. (AP Photo)
September 17, 2019 - 9:48 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The European Union's asylum office says the number of people seeking international protection in 30 European countries rose by a monthly 26% in July. EASO said in a statement that some 62,900 people applied for...
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September 17, 2019 - 7:28 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's interior minister says four Senegalese are dead after a tourist boat capsized in a storm during an excursion to a tiny island off the coast of the capital. Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye told private radio station RFM that among the dead were national parks...
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A man uses a canoe along a flooded road after heavy raining in El Raal, near Murcia, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Authorities say that record rainfall in southeastern Spain have claimed the lives of two more victims, taking the death toll to six from the storms that have flooded roads and towns. A sixth victim was confirmed by authorities on Saturday, a 41-year-old man in the town of Orihuela, where the river Segura overflowed its banks on Friday. (AP Photo/Alfonso Duran)
September 14, 2019 - 11:06 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Record rainfall claimed two more lives in southeastern Spain as it caused widespread flooding, raising the overall death toll to six from the storms, authorities said Saturday. Emergency rescue workers saved thousands of people during the storm that slammed into the...
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One-year-old child Mascuud, from Somalia, smiles as he hugs his mother aboard the Ocean Viking humanitarian rescue ship, in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2019. Eighty-two rescued migrants remain on board the humanitarian rescue ship waiting for a European country to give them permission to disembark. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 14, 2019 - 8:27 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A charity rescue ship with 82 migrants aboard received permission Saturday to sail to a tiny southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing its crackdown on such vessels. Ocean Viking'...
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A car lies in the mud after a flood in San Jose, Almeria in south-eastern Spain, Friday Sept. 13, 2019. Spanish authorities say that heavy storms in the southeast have claimed another victim, bringing the death toll from the extremely bad weather to three. (AP Photo/Serge Carthwright)
September 13, 2019 - 6:39 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Record rainfall flooding towns and washing away vehicles in southeastern Spain claimed another victim Friday, bringing the weather-related death toll to three, authorities said. The town hall of the city of Almeria, on the Mediterranean coast, said a person was trapped in a...
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