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Mother and young son survive 10 days in Australian bush

Sydney - A woman and her son, 9, survived a 10-day ordeal with no food in rough Australian bushland by using leaves to collect water and removing ticks and leeches from each other, reports and authorities said Thursday.

Toddler rescued after 12 hours in Swiss Alps crevice

Geneva - After a 12-hour ordeal, rescue workers pulled a two-year-old girl unharmed out of a deep crevice she tumbled into during a family hike in the Swiss Alps, police said Friday.

Mexico says last body found in rubble after quake

Mexico - Emergency workers pulled the last victim's body Wednesday from the rubble of Mexico's September 19 earthquake, officials said, as the country turned to rebuilding after a disaster that claimed more than 360 lives.

Mexico teaches quake volunteers not to make things worse

Mexico - As thousands of volunteers gather to dig out victims of Mexico's devastating earthquake, rescuers have started organizing crash courses to stop well-meaning but inept helpers from making the situation worse.

Mexico teaches quake volunteers not to make things worse

Mexico - As thousands of volunteers gather to dig out victims of Mexico's devastating earthquake, rescuers have started organizing crash courses to stop well-meaning but inept helpers from making the situation worse.

Volunteers rush to rescue in aftermath of Mexico quake

Mexico - Climbing onto a pile of rubble that used to be a building may not seem the most obvious thing to do for someone who has just survived an earthquake.But that is how thousands of Mexicans have reacted to the deadly 7.

Romania seizes new migrant boat in Black Sea

- Romanian authorities said Wednesday they had rescued more than 150 migrants in the Black Sea, the fifth such incident since August amid rising fears that a new migrant route to Europe is opening up.

Irma: US crisis cell brings stranded tourists home

Washington - In flooded resorts and storm-ravaged beach hotels dotted along the Caribbean archipelago, hundreds of US tourists are waiting for news from the State Department crisis task force.

Angels in mega trucks: drivers join rescue in storm-hit Texas

Port Arthur - Zub Ferrell's passion is driving through the mud and muck of mega truck competitions. But this week he has embraced another mission: using his huge rig to save flood victims stranded after monster storm Harvey.

Human chains and jet skis: Texans come to the rescue

Houston - Bryan Curtis normally rides his jet ski for fun. On Sunday, he turned it into an emergency rescue vehicle.

Lone migrant rescue ship keeps up patrols off Libya

On board the Aquarius, one of the last NGO ships still operating off the coast of Libya, rescuers are worried they are not seeing any more boatloads of migrants at sea.

Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Rome - The Italian government on Sunday welcomed Libya's decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, a move that has prompted almost all international charities to halt migrant search and rescue operations in the area.

Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Rome - The Italian government on Sunday welcomed Libya's decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, as both countries struggle with a migrant crisis that has engulfed Europe in recent years.

MSF refuses to sign on to new migrant rescue rules

Rome - Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) refused Monday to sign a code of conduct on migrant-saving operations in the Mediterranean, while others including Save the Children approved the new rules.

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

Colombo - Sri Lanka's navy has rescued an elephant that got into difficulties after being washed out to sea, a spokesman said Wednesday, calling it a "miraculous escape".

Italy to pay up to 17 bln euros to deal with two troubled banks: govt

Rome - Italy will pay up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) to break up two insolvent Venetian banks, which have posed a threat to country's banking system, the government announced Sunday.

Rome out to rescue two troubled banks

Rome - At the 11th hour, the Italian government has vowed to rescue two troubled Venetian banks with the aid of a retail bank, plus billions of taxpayer's cash.

Spain rescues more than 200 migrants from Med

Madrid - Spanish coastguards rescued more than 200 migrants on Saturday as they attempted to make the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to Europe.

Trio missing off PNG coast after boat capsizes

Sydney - Three men from Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are missing after their boat capsized off PNG, officials said Monday, as a fourth man was reportedly rescued on a isolated beach after scrawling "help" in the sand.

Rescue drill turns real as US Coast Guard finds missing Tongans

Wellington - A search and rescue exercise turned real for a US Coast Guard crew who found six Tongan fishermen missing at sea for a week, New Zealand officials said Friday.

5,000 migrants rescued in 48 hours off Libya

Rome - Some 5,000 migrants bound for Italy were rescued in waters off the coast of Libya between Thursday and Saturday morning by Italian and Libyan coastguards, statements from both countries said.

Philippine fisherman's tale of 58 days adrift

General Santos - Adrift and alone in the Pacific Ocean, Rolando Omongos prayed to live long enough to bring home news of the death of his uncle, whose corpse he had cast off at sea.

Philippine fisherman back home after 58-day sea ordeal

Manila - A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea.

Philippine fisherman back home after 58-day sea ordeal

Manila - A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea.

Philippine fisherman back home after 58-day sea ordeal

Manila - A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea.

Spain rescues 92 migrants off the southern coast

M - Spanish authorities said 92 migrants travelling in five makeshift boats were rescued off Spain's coast on Saturday, as an increasing number of migrants seek to reach Europe via the country.

Rescue crew's tough call: sail away to keep other migrants safe

Pal Erik Teigen had to make a tough call Saturday: sail a rescue ship away from desperate migrants in waters off the Libyan coast in order to safeguard the lives of others.

2,400 migrants rescued, 14 die, off Libya

Horrific scenes unfolded in the Mediterranean off Libya Saturday as a full-to-capacity rescue ship was forced to sail away from desperate migrants trying to swim towards the rescuers.

1,800 migrants rescued off Libya

Italy - At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels.

Nine dead as Italy rescues 6,055 migrants on disaster anniversary

Rome - Italy's coastguard said nine corpses were recovered in operations in which 6,055 people were rescued off Libya Monday, three years to the day after 366 people died in the sinking that first alerted the world to the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
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The USS San Antonio rescued stranded Somali migrants on the Mediterranean Sea
The USS San Antonio rescued stranded Somali migrants on the Mediterranean Sea
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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).
Cage where chickens are kept in extremely crowded conditions.
Cage where chickens are kept in extremely crowded conditions.
File photo: Members of the Bangladesh Navy attempt to rescue passengers of a ferry that sank in the ...
File photo: Members of the Bangladesh Navy attempt to rescue passengers of a ferry that sank in the Meghna River
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Jane Goodall s signed poster
Jane Goodall's signed poster
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Signed poster from the group Boston
Signed poster from the group Boston
The NSRI rescue craft Spirit of Richards Bay.
The NSRI rescue craft Spirit of Richards Bay.
Photo NSRI
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.
Japanese Defense Ministry
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.
Hero the calf has a prosthesis on his rear legs shaped to fit with his normal walking patterns.
Hero the calf has a prosthesis on his rear legs shaped to fit with his normal walking patterns.
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Thorn the bearded dragon revived with oxygen after being rescued from fire
Thorn the bearded dragon revived with oxygen after being rescued from fire
Mirror.co.uk
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Activists are in a race against time to rescue endangered orangutans from forest fires ravaging the ...
Activists are in a race against time to rescue endangered orangutans from forest fires ravaging the Indonesian island of Kalimantan.
Associated Press
Sign going into the farm itself
Sign going into the farm itself
Sri Lankan troops carried Lendas three miles
Sri Lankan troops carried Lendas three miles
YouTube
Exit sign coming back out of the farm area.
Exit sign coming back out of the farm area.
Crate where female pigs are secured and kept ina constant state of pregnancy
Crate where female pigs are secured and kept ina constant state of pregnancy
Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Y...
Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip , on July 26, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
A Japanese military rescued 65-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa  ten miles out at sea  two days after the...
A Japanese military rescued 65-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa, ten miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that followed the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. He was found drifting on top of a roof of his destroyed house.
Japanese Defense Ministry

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