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Beirut blast: rescuers sift rubble amid signs of life

Beirut blast: rescuers sift rubble amid signs of life

Rescue workers dug through the rubble of a Beirut building for a second day on Friday hoping to find someone alive more than a month after huge port explosion shattered Lebanon's capital.

Dozens pulled from rubble as Turkey quake toll hits 35

Dozens pulled from rubble as Turkey quake toll hits 35

Rescue teams working through the night pulled 45 people from collapsed buildings, Turkey's disaster authority said on Sunday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake in the country's east rose to 35.

Rescuers slog through mud as Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66

Rescuers slog through mud as Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing ...

Japan rescuers wade in muddy waters to find typhoon survivors

Japan rescuers wade in muddy waters to find typhoon survivors

Rescue workers waded through muddy, waist-high waters on Monday searching for missing people after one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent history, as officials warned of more rain later in the day.

Rescuers confirm three killed, 300 evacuated after Indonesian ferry fire

Rescuers confirm three killed, 300 evacuated after Indonesian ferry fire

Indonesian rescuers found three people dead and evacuated 300 from the blazing wreckage of a ferry off the coast of Java island, an official said on Saturday ...

Over two dozen rescuers try to save trapped cavers in Poland

Over two dozen rescuers try to save trapped cavers in Poland

More than two dozen rescue workers are battling to save two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland's Tatra mountains, the mountain rescue service said on Sunday ...

Zimbabwean rescuers pull out eight trapped miners alive

Zimbabwean rescuers pull out eight trapped miners alive

Zimbabwean rescuers pulled out eight illegal gold miners alive on Saturday out of about 70 people who were earlier this week trapped in flooded shafts, in accident that the government has declared a disaster ...

Rescuers find two more bodies of skiers buried by Norway avalanche

Rescuers find two more bodies of skiers buried by Norway avalanche

Two more bodies from a group of four skiers who died in a recent avalanche in northern Norway were found Thursday, police said.

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami tops 800

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami tops 800

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread.

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

Dozens were still missing as authorities probed whether a nearby rock quarry could have played a role in the massive hillside collapse on Thursday.

Search for landslide victims as Philippines typhoon toll rises

Search for landslide victims as Philippines typhoon toll rises

The typhoon smashed homes and flooded key agricultural regions in the northern Philippines before battering Hong Kong and southern China with fierce winds and heavy rain.

Malta rescues 100 migrants from boat in distress

Malta rescues 100 migrants from boat in distress

The boat the migrants were on was taking in water and two had already died by the time rescuers reached them, the Armed Forces of Malta said in a statement.