Search and rescue efforts

Rescue crew work on the avalanche site, at the ski resort of Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Swiss response teams rescued at least a few people among those swept up and buried in a mid-afternoon avalanche Tuesday at the popular ski resort of Crans-Montana, police said. A frenzied search involving helicopters and rescuers “saved several people,” said spokesman Steve Leger of the Valais police, but the state of their injuries was not immediately known. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 11:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss mountain rescue teams pulled out several people who were buried in a mid-afternoon avalanche Tuesday at the popular ski resort of Crans-Montana and were searching for others, police said. Rescuers using helicopters "saved several people" after a search involving helicopters,...
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In this photo provided by Kasia Gregorczyk, more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in San Diego. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on "Bayside Skyride." (Kasia Gregorczyk via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 1:52 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say more than a dozen people trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego have been rescued. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on "Bayside Skyride." Authorities had...
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A woman emerges from a tent where bodies of the small-scale gold miners who were caught underground Tuesday are being identified, on the outskirts of Kadoma town about 200 kilometres west of Harare, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Eight subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe were rescued on Saturday, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
February 17, 2019 - 7:34 am
KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground. Henrietta Rushwaya, leader of the country's small-scale miners' association, said Sunday that 23 of the bodies have been...
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Families react after hearing eight artisanal miners survived after rains flooded mines on the outskirts of Kadoma, west of Harare, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Feb, 16, 2019. About 40 people were trapped underground, said a police spokesman. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
February 16, 2019 - 12:56 pm
KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eight subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhausted, muddied survivors from the ground and...
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Doctor Timothy Hardcastle treats a baby in hospital after she was rescued from a storm water pipe in Durban, South Africa, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The newborn, believed to be between one and three days old, was rescued after a three-hour rescue mission. (AP Photo)
February 12, 2019 - 9:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rescue workers in South Africa pulled a newborn baby from a storm drain in a four-hour operation that ended with whoops and cheers from onlookers. Rescue Care Paramedics, one of the groups that helped to extricate the infant girl in Durban, says it is unclear why the baby was "...
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The Arpit Palace Hotel is reflected in a puddle after an early morning fire at the hotel killed more than a dozen people in the Karol Bagh neighborhood of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb.12, 2019. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 12, 2019 - 3:57 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire engulfed a shoddily built budget hotel in central New Delhi early Tuesday, killing 17 people and injuring at least four others, including a woman from Myanmar who leaped from an upper floor to escape the flames, Indian authorities said. Hotel guest Sivanand Chand, 43, said...
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Cypriot Parliamentary Speaker Demetris Syllouris, center, with Egyptian counterpart Ali Abdel-Aal, right, and Nikos Voutsis of Greece, left, talk during a press conference in the parliament house in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Syllouris, Abdel-Aal and Voutsis agreed on strengthening cooperation especially in the fields of energy, tourism and education and culture. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 11, 2019 - 12:55 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The speaker of Egypt's parliament appeared to push back Monday at Turkey's opposition to offshore drilling operations that Turkey isn't part of, saying cooperation between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece sent a message to any countries that tried to stop them. Egypt's Ali Abdel-Aal...
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Pope Francis delivers his message during a meeting with some of the staff members of Regina Coeli prison at the Vatican, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 09, 2019 - 5:40 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has met with the founder of a Spanish aid group whose ship has been blocked from leaving port to resume rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean. It's at least the second time that Francis has met with Oscar Camps, founder of Proactiva Open Arms. The Vatican said Saturday...
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Light traffic passes by as a highway sign over Interstate 90 warns of expected snow later in the day Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 09, 2019 - 4:02 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation's latest bout with winter weather. Snow began falling north of Seattle with some areas recording 8...
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Rescue workers try to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed a day earlier in Istanbul, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. A 5-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble of the eight-story apartment building in Istanbul on Thursday, raising the number of survivors of the collapsed structure to 13. At least three people have been found dead. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
February 08, 2019 - 6:41 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish rescue workers on Friday pulled a 16-year-old boy out alive from under the rubble of an Istanbul apartment building two days after it collapsed, a Turkish official said. They also recovered three more bodies from the wreckage of the eight-story building, raising the death...
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