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Two rescued in Australian outback after half-day trek for help

Sydney - A father and son have been rescued in the remote Australian outback after their car became bogged in floodwaters, forcing a 12-hour trek for help.

Jumbo task: Elephant hoisted from deep well in India

Park Town - A wild elephant that fell into a well in southern India was lifted out with a crane following a 16-hour rescue mission involving dozens of rangers and firefighters.

Rescued migrants to disembark in Italy after 39 days at sea

Rome - Twenty-seven migrants stranded at sea for nearly 40 days on a Danish freighter got permission to disembark in Sicily on Saturday, a day after being transferred to an NGO vessel.

'Pulse' sparks hunt for survivors one month after Beirut blast

Beirut - Rescuers resumed a search Friday for possible survivors under rubble in Beirut, buoyed by faint hopes of a miracle a month after a monster blast ripped through the city's port.

Search resumes for possible Beirut blast survivor after pulse detected

Beirut - Emergency crews scoured rubble Friday for a possible survivor in Beirut after the detection of a pulse drew crowds hopeful of a miracle one month on from a devastating explosion.

Irish women saved clinging to lobster pot after 15 hours at sea

Dublin - Two cousins who were blown out to sea paddle boarding off Ireland's west coast were found clinging to a buoy on a lobster pot after a 15-hour ordeal, media reports said.

Italy detains migrant rescue ship over safety concerns

Rome - The migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking was detained on Wednesday over technical irregularities, Italy's coastguard said, a move blasted as "harassment" by the charity that runs the vessel.

Germany lambasts 'shameful' handling of migration by EU

Apo - It is "shameful" that the European Union has still not found a solution for the care of asylum seekers five years after the migration crisis, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, whose country holds the EU Presidency, said Tuesday.

Migrants leave Ocean Viking ship in Sicily

Porto Empedocle - Almost 200 migrants rescued by a humanitarian aid boat in the Mediterranean Sea began to leave the vessel in Sicily late on Monday after nine days stuck on the ship.

Families face painful wait as volcano rescue stalls

Sydney - More than 24 hours after New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted, families around the world are still waiting for answers about their loved ones, with the island deemed too dangerous to search.

British caver says 'shamed, dirtied' by Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet

Los Angeles - A British caver who was labeled "pedo guy" by Tesla co-founder Elon Musk said Wednesday he felt "humiliated" and "dirtied" by the tech billionaire's accusation, and that it amounted to "a life sentence.

Tourists found alive after two weeks lost in Australian outback

Sydney - A man and woman have been rescued after surviving two weeks in Australia's arid outback on little more than vodka, groundwater and biscuits, but a third person is still missing, police said Tuesday.

'Don't move!' Greek coastguards rescue migrants in Aegean

S - "Sit down! Don't move! Be quiet!" The crew of the Greek coastguard patrol boat jumps to life as they pull nearly 50 migrants from a rubber dinghy close to the island of Samos.

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

Istanbul - The British founder of a group that helped establish the Syrian White Helmets rescue organisation has died in Istanbul, his office said on Monday.

Thai 'Wild Boars' pay respects to hero diver who died in rescue

Mae Sai - The "Wild Boars" youth football team, whose plight captivated the world a year ago when they were trapped for nearly three weeks in a flooded Thai cave, paid their respects Monday to a diver who died trying to save them.

Netflix, makers of 'Crazy Rich Asians', team up for Thai cave rescue production

Bangkok - Netflix agreed Tuesday to team up with the makers of "Crazy Rich Asians" for a production based on the gripping real-life rescue of the "Wild Boars" football team from a flooded Thai cave.

Second quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

Porac - Philippine rescuers raced Tuesday to reach some two dozen people still feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a deadly earthquake, as a powerful second tremor hit the nation.

Frantic hunt for survivors after powerful Philippine quake

Porac - Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the death toll climbed to 11.The 6.

Father and son drown saving tourist at popular Australia spot

Melbourne - A father and son lifesaving team drowned while trying to save a tourist swept out to sea near one of Australia's most famous sights off the south coast, officials said Monday.

Some Notre-Dame treasures saved by French firefighters

Paris - Around 400 French firefighters faced a rapidly spreading fire at Notre-Dame as they arrived on the scene Monday evening, but appeared to have prevented the complete destruction of the cathedral and managed to rescue some of its priceless artifacts by r...

German charity ship rescues 64 migrants off Libya

Rome - A German charity rescue ship has picked up 64 migrants, including women and children, stranded off Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean and enter Europe.

First Thai cave rescue film due out on mission anniversary

Bangkok - A Thai-born director who took just weeks to shoot the first film about the dramatic cave rescue of the "Wild Boars" football team says his focus is on authenticity and the mission's "unsung" heroes, with book publishers and Hollywood studios jostling t...

Revellers spend New Year stuck 50 metres up at French funfair

Rennes - It was only supposed to last a few minutes for a thrill on New Year's Eve, but eight French people ended up spending much of the night stuck high up in the air on a giant funfair ride.

Tunisia coastguard rescues 45 migrants

Tunis - The Tunisian coastguard on Sunday rescued 45 migrants near the Kerkennah Islands off the country's eastern coast, the National Guard said.

British divers rescued Thai adults before saving 'Wild Boars': report

Bangkok - Two British divers who helped rescue a Thai youth football team from a flooded cave had earlier saved four adults also stranded in the complex, according to a new report on a mission that gripped the world.

Father of boy saved by Paris 'Spiderman' convicted for negligence

Paris - The father of the little boy who was rescued dangling from a fourth-storey Paris balcony by a Malian migrant dubbed Spiderman received a three-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for leaving the child home alone.

British caver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo' comments

Washington - A British caver who helped in the dramatic rescue of 12 boys trapped in Thailand earlier this year sued Tesla founder Elon Musk on Monday for calling him a "pedo guy" and a "child rapist.

Malta rescues 100 migrants from boat in distress

Valletta - Maltese coastguards rescued 100 migrants and recovered two bodies from a small boat south of the island on Wednesday.

Stateless footballers rescued from Thai cave granted citizenship

Bangkok - Thailand Wednesday granted citizenship to stateless members of the football team rescued from a cave last month in a saga which gripped the world.

'Lucky to be alive': Climber found just in time on deadly NZ mountain

Wellington - A climber trapped for seven days in freezing conditions on a New Zealand mountain has been found in the nick of time, with rescuers saying he was unlikely to have survived another night alone.
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SMALL TOWN: Postcard image shows Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa in the 1950s.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
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Female pigs which have been rescued.  They can end up weighing 700 lbs.
Female pigs which have been rescued. They can end up weighing 700 lbs.
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Sign going into the farm itself
The USS Farragut executes a very fast turn.
The USS Farragut executes a very fast turn.
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Getting ready to take off from Amundson-Scott research station.
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Sri Lankan troops carried Lendas three miles
Sri Lankan troops carried Lendas three miles
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English cocker spaniels locked in a car (screenshot from video of the rescue).
English cocker spaniels locked in a car (screenshot from video of the rescue).
International Animal Rescue and the Agency of Conservation of Natural Resources of Ketapang rescue o...
International Animal Rescue and the Agency of Conservation of Natural Resources of Ketapang rescue of a female orangutan and her infant from forest fires in Ketapang, West Borneo.
International Animal Rescue
Veal crate.  Male calves are chained inside these for the period of their short lives and fatten for...
Veal crate. Male calves are chained inside these for the period of their short lives and fatten for veal.
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Signed poster from the group Boston
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Ducks and geese share this pond.
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A Norwegian couple rescued two baby squirrels.
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Activists are in a race against time to rescue endangered orangutans from forest fires ravaging the Indonesian island of Kalimantan.
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