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Syria rescue centre in Idlib forced shut after air strikes

Muhardeh - Rescue workers in Syria's northwestern Idlib province said Thursday they were forced to halt operations in a rebel-held town after air strikes damaged their centre there.

Hundreds of rescuers still stuck in south Syria after evacuation

Beirut - Several hundred Syrian rescuers remain trapped in the country's south with no escape from approaching regime troops, two of them said Monday after a secret evacuation saved many of their colleagues.

Syria's White Helmets: rescuers in rebel-held areas

Beirut - Syria's White Helmets rescue force said Sunday some of its volunteers had arrived in Jordan after being evacuated out of a southern region where rebels agreed to a regime takeover.

Masked attackers kill five Syria rescuers: White Helmets

Beirut - Five Syrian rescue workers were killed in an attack by masked assailants Saturday on one of their centres in the northern province of Aleppo, the White Helmets said.

Under bombs, Syria rescuers forced to save their own

- For years, Samir Salim and his three brothers rescued neighbours and relatives pinned underground after bombardment on Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta. But last week, they could not save their own mother.

Inside the dark, dangerous world of Mexico's 'moles'

Mexico - Ismael Villegas is on vacation, but you wouldn't know it to look at him.

Iraqi rescuers in perilous search for Mosul missing

Mosul - With snipers lurking on rooftops and bombs hidden in the rubble, rescue workers are risking their lives in a desperate search for civilians buried during the battle for Iraq's Mosul.

China landslide rescuers ordered to evacuate: state media

Bejing - Rescuers searching for more than 90 people missing following a huge landslide in southwest China were ordered to evacuate Monday due to the risk of another collapse, state media reported.

Aleppo White Helmet rescuers call for safe passage

Birut - The White Helmets rescue group on Thursday urged international organisations to protect its members in rebel-held parts of Syria's east Aleppo in the face of an advance by government forces.

Syria's White Helmets: 'heroes' who run towards bombs

Birut - Before war broke out they were bakers, decorators or students. Now Syria's volunteer rescuers known as the White Helmets risk their lives trying to pull victims from the rubble.

Indonesian rescuers reach crash site, plane 'destroyed': Official

Jayapura - Rescuers Tuesday reached the site in remote eastern Indonesia where a plane crashed carrying 54 people and large sums of money, and found the aircraft "completely destroyed", a search and rescue official said.

China flooding kills 52, forces 100,000 to evacuate

Beijing - Following a months-long drought, China now finds itself reeling from continuous downpours in recent days which have caused massive flooding, killed at least 52 and forced almost 100,000 people to evacuate its central and southern regions.

65-year-old Japanese tsunami survivor rescued 10 miles out of sea

Tokyo - A Japanese military vessel rescued a man ten miles out at sea two days after the tsunami that followed the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country of Japan.

UK aid worker may have been killed by American rescuers

The British aid worker who was killed in Afghanistan Friday night may have been accidentally killed by US forces who were trying to rescue her.

Seventh hole to be drilled at Utah mine cave-in site

Washington - Rescuers at a Utah mine where six miners have been trapped by a cave-in for two weeks were to drill a seventh hole in an effort to find the missing men, the mine owner said Sunday.

Rescuers Remove 700-Pound Woman From New Jersey Home

Rescuers have finally freed a 700-pound woman from her house where she has been stuck after becoming injured since Monday.

Rescuers reach Philippines mudslide disaster

Rescuers have arrived in this devastated Philippines city as officials warned there would be few survivors from giant mudslides which swept away entire villages, killing hundreds.

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Rescuers and paramedics use a helicopter to evacuate passengers injured as several metro cars derailed in Moscow, on July 15, 2014
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