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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.

Tragic story behind rescued baby in Syria's Idlib

Idlib - The frail cries of four-month-old Wahida made the rescue worker who carried her out of the rubble in Syria's Idlib break down in sobs. The full story is one of tragedy.

3,000 migrants saved off Libya a day after record rescue

Rome - Rescuers saved 3,000 migrants in the waters off Libya on Tuesday as they tried desperately to reach Europe, a day after a record 6,500 people were rescued in the Mediterranean.

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian coastguard

Rome - Around 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard said, in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years.

Czech woman found a month after partner died on remote NZ track

Wellington - A Czech tourist has been found in a remote high-country hut in New Zealand where she waited a month to be rescued after her hiking partner fell and died, police said Thursday.

Italy says 6,500 migrants rescued since Thursday

Rome - The Italian coastguard said the bodies of five migrants were recovered from the Mediterranean Sunday, while more than 6,500 people had been rescued off Libya since Thursday.

Some 2,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian coastguard

Rome - Around 2,000 migrants were plucked to safety off the coast of Libya in the latest series of rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said.

A day in the life of the Med's migrant lifesavers

Italy - The sun beats down on a flat sea as a gentle breeze blows up from the Libyan coast but the Mediterranean idyll is soon to be shattered for the crew of migrant rescue ship the MS Aquarius.

Elite South African mine rescue squad risks all to save lives

Carletonville - In a dark, smoke-filled mine shaft, a group of South African rescue trainees heave and gasp after crawling through a narrow steel pipe -- but commands shouted by an instructor urge them onwards."Number four, what is your oxygen reading?" he yells.

Coffins pile up in Ecuador stadium-turned-morgue

Pedernales - A hodgepodge of donated coffins in various shapes, sizes and colors is piled in a corner of the football stadium in the Ecuadoran resort town of Pedernales.

Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian coastguard

Rome - Nearly 1,500 migrants, including many women and children, have been rescued in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya over the past two days, the Italian coastguard said Monday.

Three migrants dead as 2,400 rescued off Libya

Rome - More than 2,400 migrants and three corpses have been recovered from people smugglers' boats off Libya since Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said Wednesday.

Contested waters in NATO's new Aegean migrant mission

Atenas - In its new mission in the Aegean to help Europe tackle its worst migration crisis in 60 years, NATO is wading into one of the world's most contested seas.

Syrian mothers say separated from children in Aegean rescue

Kallon - Two Syrian mothers who crossed from Turkey to Greece on a refugee boat said Thursday that they were separated from their children during a Turkish coastguard operation to stem the flow of migrants.

EU patrol rescues 900 migrants at sea: Frontex

Varsovia - The EU border agency Frontex said one of its maritime patrols rescued around 900 migrants on Thursday near the Greek island of Lesbos as weather conditions have made the sea crossing more dangerous.

More than 100 dead in collapsed Taiwan building: rescue agency

Taipei - Rescuers have found the bodies of more than 100 people killed after an apartment block in Taiwan collapsed during an earthquake one week ago, authorities said on Saturday.

Indian avalanche soldier dies three days after rescue

New Delhi - An Indian soldier, rescued nearly a week after being buried in eight metres (25 feet) of snow by a deadly Himalayan avalanche, died in hospital on Thursday of his injuries, the army said.

UK-bound Iranian migrants rescued from small boat in Channel

Lille - Four Iranian migrants making a rare attempt to reach Britain by boat from France on Saturday were rescued in the nick of time after their vessel took on water and was close to capsizing, officials said.

Review: ‘The Finest Hours’ is a tale of bravery in many circumstances Special

‘The Finest Hours’ effectively chronicles a harrowing rescue in a deadly storm, though its dangers must compete with the hindrances of 3D technology.

'Miracle' rescue of four China miners after 36 days underground

Shanghai - Four miners trapped underground for 36 days in a collapsed Chinese gypsum mine were pulled out late Friday, a "miracle" rescue in a country with a poor track record on industrial accidents.

Italy rescues nearly 250 migrants off Libya: Coastguard

Rome - An Italian ship on Saturday morning reached the Sicilian port of Catania bringing 246 migrants to safety as well as the body of another after two rescue operations off the coast of chaos-wracked Libya, the coastguard said.

Syrian paper recounts rescue of downed Russian pilot

Damascus - Syrian special forces launched an operation "behind enemy lines" to rescue the surviving crew member of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey, Syria's Al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday.

Russia says second pilot of downed warplane rescued in Syria

Moscow - Russian and Syrian special forces have rescued the second pilot of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey and he is now at a Russian air base in Syria, the defence minister said Wednesday."The operation ended successfully.

Egypt rescuers widen search for Russian plane crash victims

- Egyptian rescue teams were looking Sunday for more victims of a Russian passenger plane crash in Sinai, widening the search after finding bodies scattered across eight square kilometres a day after the incident.

Man survives on ants for six days in remote Australia

Perth - A man missing for six days in a remote Australian desert in searing heat without water was found Tuesday after surviving by eating black ants, police said.

Over 4,500 migrants rescued off Libya in one day

Rome - Twenty-one rescue operations Saturday picked up more than 4,500 people off the Libyan coast, according to the Italian coastguard, as calm seas sparked a flurry of attempts at the perilous Mediterranean boat crossing.
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The NSRI rescue craft Spirit of Richards Bay.
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