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Father and son perish in canoe mishap off South San Francisco

South San Francisco - A father and son drowned Tuesday in San Francisco Bay when their canoe capsized near Oyster Point in South San Francisco.

Italy rescues more than 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

Rome - The Italian coastguard launched a massive operation Sunday to rescue more than 2,000 migrants in difficulty between the Italian island of Lampedusa and the Libyan coast, local media said.

SUV falls 60 feet from bridge; lands upright with passengers safe

An SUV fell over 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge after avoiding another vehicle and hitting a snowdrift. Two occupants have survived with only minor injuries as the car landed upright below the bridge.

Spanish maritime rescue of migrants jumps 55% in 2014

Madrid - Spain's maritime rescue services last year came to the aid of 3,500 migrants found on boats off the country's coast, the government said Wednesday, a 55-percent increase from the previous year.

Huge transport ship beached off southern English coast

Southampton - A huge transport ship that ran aground off the south coast of England was being assessed for its stability Sunday as experts work out how to attempt salvaging the stricken vessel.

Rescuers battle to help hundreds trapped on burning ferry

Athens - Rescuers battled in the dark to save hundreds of passengers still trapped on a burning Italian ferry in the early hours of Monday, as coastguards reported one man had died in the high-seas drama.

Hundreds await rescue, one dead after Italian ferry blaze

Athens - Rescuers were working into the night Sunday to save nearly 300 passengers trapped on a burning Italian ferry as coastguards reported one man had died in the high-seas drama.

Passengers beg for rescue from burning ferry off Greek island

Athens - Desperate passengers pleaded via mobile phone to be saved from a burning ferry off the Greek island of Corfu on Sunday as rescuers battled gale-force winds to get to them.

Two men rescued after 5 months at sea

Two fishermen from Papua New Guinea were rescued on November 29 after spending five months out at sea on a small, open boat in the Pacific Ocean.

Volcanic ash cloud engulfs Mount Ontake hikers, more than 30 dead

Otaki - Dramatic footage shows the enormous volcanic ash cloud as it descends down Mount Ontake, engulfing hikers as they attempt to flee. Japanese officials have confirmed more than 30 hikers have been found in "cardiac arrest" and presumed dead.

Man drowns after trying to rescue boy from river

The family of Michael Lumahang identified him as the man who drowned while he was trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River.

Italian rescuers search for two missing on Mont Blanc

Rome - Rescuers continued their search on Saturday for two climbers -- a 15-year-old French boy and his 52-year-old Italian guide -- missing on Mont Blanc since Wednesday.

Logger saves real life Winnie the Pooh trapped in milk can

Rice Lake - In what looks like a real life version of the classic arcade game, Crane Game, a lumberjack in Wisconsin rescues a real life Winnie the Pooh who manages to get his head stuck in the proverbial honey jar.

Injured German caver 'hours away' rescued after 11-day ordeal

Berlin - German rescuers on Thursday brought to safety an injured caver, ending his 11-day ordeal and a massive recovery operation deep below the Bavarian Alps.

Why adopt a rescued dog? Special

80% of homes in the United States have a pet, 50% have more than one pet. ~Keri Burgess, Board of Directors Dogs & Cats Forever Inc.

Amazing rescue of humpback whale caught on GoPro (Video)

Santa Barbara - Back on April 27, rescuers found a humpback whale in Monterey Bay with a steel rope wrapped around its tail and dragging a 300-pound crabpot. The whale was in serious trouble, but has this week finally been freed.

Mom says police officer who saved child was 'angel from God'

Costa Mesa - A California mother whose daughter nearly drowned in a backyard pool but was revived by a Costa Mesa cop called the police officer an "angel from God" Friday on a morning television program.

Two dead, 368 rescued from capsized S. Korea ferry

Seoul - Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board, a senior government official said.

Malaysian ships to investigate possible life raft

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has dispatched ships to investigate the sighting of a floating object that could be a life raft, as it continues to hunt for a missing airliner, an official said Monday."There was a report today that we just received that an aircraft had seen ...

Japanese divers found alive after going missing in Bali

Denpasar - Four Japanese scuba divers were found alive Monday in waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali three days after going missing, police said. "Four divers were found alive.

Italy rescues 1,100 boat migrants, warns of surge

Rome - Italy's navy said Thursday it had rescued more than 1,100 immigrants on eight dinghies in 24 hours and warned that calmer seas could see the numbers rise further.

10-year-old boy saves 80-year-old woman by lucky hunch

Howell - Saturday evening, 10-year-old Danny DiPietro of Howell, Michigan became a local hero when he spotted something peculiar in an open garage on the way home from a hockey game.

US studying plans to rescue Americans from Olympics terrorists

With looming verbal threats having been expressed by militants, the United States has been planning ways of evacuating Americans, in the event of terrorist attacks during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia,

Relief as harsh Antarctic rescue mission ends safely

Sydney - Australian authorities expressed relief Friday after 52 passengers were safely rescued by helicopter from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice, saying the dramatic mission had been difficult and complex.

Naked man rescued after becoming stuck inside a washing machine

Melbourne - A man has been rescued by fire fighters and paramedics after becoming wedged naked inside a washing machine, while trying to surprise his girlfriend.

Dog swimming around in Kimberley mine hole finally rescued

Kimberley - A dog that has fallen into the Kimberley mine hole was finally rescued today after it had been swimming around in it for as many as six days.

Video: Reindeer on roof made kids think Christmas came early

Verneuil-sur-indre - Children in the little town of Verneuil-sur-Indre in the Indre-et-Loire department of central France can be forgiven for thinking Santa had arrived early, when the reindeer appeared on a garage roof in the center of town.

Holidaymakers made human chain to save migrants in Sicily

Syracuse - Beach-goers on Morghella beach in Syracuse, Sicily created a human chain into the sea to help save 160 boat migrants from Syria, after a swimmer alerted the coastguard to their plight.

Woman trapped in donation bin calls 911 for rescue

Oklahoma City - An Oklahoma woman got stuck inside a donation bin and was unable to get out without the assistance of emergency services. The woman was attempting to retrieve a bracelet she had accidentally thrown into the bin the evening before.

Colombian kidnapping ordeal ends happily in marriage proposal

In the proverbial happy ending, two Spaniards who were taken hostage by a guerrilla group in Colombia on May 17th have finally been freed and are planning a wedding.
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Momma goat wears a bra so that her baby can't nurse from her as the baby is lactose intolerant.
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Jane Goodall's signed poster
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 child and 2 adults are seen trapped in the back of their partially submerged truck.
A child and 2 adults are seen trapped in the back of their partially submerged truck.
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A few special rescue vehicles  including a Zodiac  participated in the parade.
A few special rescue vehicles, including a Zodiac, participated in the parade.
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 bottlenose dolphin is rescued by a diver in Hawaii
A bottlenose dolphin is rescued by a diver in Hawaii
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SMALL TOWN: Postcard image shows Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa in the 1950s.
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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Exit sign coming back out of the farm area.
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Close-up of some of those who support Farm Sanctuary's work
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Hero the calf has a prosthesis on his rear legs shaped to fit with his normal walking patterns.
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A rescued ram.
A rescued ram.
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File photo: Members of the Bangladesh Navy attempt to rescue passengers of a ferry that sank in the Meghna River
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Beachgoers in Sicily formed a human chain to rescue Syrian migrants from a boat which ran aground.
Beachgoers in Sicily formed a human chain to rescue Syrian migrants from a boat which ran aground.
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NOAA Whale Entanglement Team frees a humpback whale
NOAA Whale Entanglement Team frees a humpback whale
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Ducks and geese share this pond.