Search and rescue efforts

July 05, 2019 - 2:37 am
MILAN (AP) — An Italian humanitarian group barred from docking in Lampedusa said Friday that it is refusing to bring 54 migrants rescued at sea to Malta because of the distance and psychological conditions of those on board one of its ships. Mediterranea Saving Humans tweeted that its ship was off...
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Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete is seen on board the vessel at sea in the Mediterranean, just off the coasts of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The captain of the humanitarian rescue ship says that Italian law enforcement officials have told them that a resolution is near for 42 migrants rescued at sea that Italy’s populist government has so far refused to allow to disembark. (ANSA/Matteo Guidelli via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 5:40 pm
ROME (AP) — The sea captain who rammed a police boat while bringing 40 rescued migrants to an Italian port she'd been warned to stay out of must be freed from house arrest, a judge ruled Tuesday in a decision that angered the Italian government minister who had declared the defiant mariner an...
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An Italian Coast Guard boat patrols next to the Sea-Watch 3 vessel, in the Mediterranean Sea just off the coasts of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Carola Rackete, the captain of the humanitarian rescue ship said that Italian law enforcement officials have told them that a resolution is near for 42 migrants rescued at sea that Italy’s populist government has so far refused to allow to disembark. (ANSA/Matteo Guidelli via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 2:19 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A judge has denied Italian prosecutors' request to uphold house arrest for the captain of a migrant rescue ship who hit a police boat while disobeying orders not to enter an Italian port. The ruling in Sicily on...
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In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, flooded houses are seen after been affected by a flooding in Irkutsk region, Russia, Friday, June 29, 2019. According to the latest data of the regional emergency command center, the flood has affected 48 settlements of five municipal districts of the region. A source in the emergency services told TASS on Saturday that as a result of the flood in the region five people died and several were reported missing. (AP Photo/Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 7:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian authorities say 18 people have died and another 17 are still missing in devastating floods that swept southeastern Siberia. The head of the Emergency Ministry's regional branch, Valentin Nelyubov, said Tuesday that 18 people have died and that the search for the missing 17...
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Rescuers and others gather at the spot after heavy rainfall caused a wall to collapse onto shanties, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. More than a dozen people were killed even as forecasters warned of more rains. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
July 02, 2019 - 6:29 am
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains in western India caused at least three walls to collapse onto huts and city shanties, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens of others, officials said Tuesday, as forecasters warned of more rain. At least 21 people were killed and over 60 others...
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Migrants disembark from the Ducth-flagged Sea-Watch 3 ship, at Lampedusa island's harbor, Italy, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Forty migrants have disembarked on a tiny Italian island after the captain of the German aid ship which rescued them docked without permission. Sea-Watch 3 rammed an Italian border police motorboat as it steered toward the pier on Lampedusa. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 10:09 pm
LAMPEDUSA, Sicily (AP) — The German captain of a humanitarian rescue ship with 40 migrants aboard has been arrested after she rammed her vessel into an Italian border police motorboat while docking at a tiny Mediterranean island Saturday in defiance of Italy's anti-migrant interior minister...
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This image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows 73-year-old Eugene Jo. Searchers have found Eugene Jo, a hiker who has been missing in the mountains north of Los Angeles for a week. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 6:22 pm
LA CRESCENTA, Calif. (AP) — A hiker who was missing in the mountains north of Los Angeles for a week was found Saturday and has apparently survived in the wilderness by drinking water from a creek, authorities said. A helicopter crew found Eugene Jo, 73, in a canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains and...
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Salt Lake City police investigate a tip that may be connected to the disappearance of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City Assistant Police Chief Tim Doubt said Wednesday night that detectives were serving a search warrant at the home in relation to the case, but refused to provide any more details. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 11:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police investigating the case of a college student who went missing in Utah 10 days ago said Thursday that the owner of a home they searched in connection with the disappearance is a "person of interest" and that they are trying to find a mattress that had been inside his home...
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Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, attends a RAI state TV program in Rome, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. A German humanitarian ship carrying 42 migrants rescued off Libya two weeks ago is in Italian waters within sight of Lampedusa island in defiance of a ban by the country's hard-line interior minister. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he wouldn't allow any of the migrants to disembark and threatened Wednesday to deploy law enforcement. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 6:07 pm
MILAN (AP) — A private sea rescue ship carrying 42 migrants it took aboard off Libya two weeks ago entered Italian waters Wednesday despite an explicit ban from Italy's interior minister, who has threatened to seize the ship operated by a German aid organization and to arrest its captain. Interior...
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June 25, 2019 - 3:54 pm
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff released dramatic body-cam video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office made the video public in hopes that it will generate credible tips in the case. Authorities...
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