Search and rescue efforts

Rescuers work near the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. A disaster relief official said the collapse set off a fire and at least 10 people have been hurt. (Taiwan's Coast Guard via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 10:57 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel, including divers were searching for possible victims. Six...
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September 29, 2019 - 7:03 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Their story gripped the world: determined divers racing against time and water to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. The ordeal last year had barely ended when filmmakers began their own race to get the nail-biting drama onto cinema screens...
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September 27, 2019 - 5:05 am
PULASKI, Va. (AP) — Police are praising a Virginia woman who says a squirrel led her down a trail and tugged at her leg to help its injured baby, earning her the nickname "squirrel whisperer." Pulaski police said on their Facebook page that officers got a call Sept. 20 from a woman who told them a...
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Migrants look at the Italian shoreline from aboard the Ocean Viking as it approaches the Sicilian port of Messina, southern Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The Ocean Viking has docked in Sicily, Italy, to disembark 182 men, women and children rescued in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 24, 2019 - 12:44 am
ON BOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A humanitarian ship has docked in Italy to disembark 182 men, women and children rescued in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya. The Ocean Viking arrived in the Sicilian port of Messina with Italy's permission on Tuesday morning. On land, police and the Red...
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Migrants are silhouetted during the sunrise on the deck of the Ocean Viking as it sails in the Mediterranean Sea, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The humanitarian ship operated by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders is still waiting to be assigned a place of safety to disembark 182 people rescued after fleeing Libya. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 22, 2019 - 4:26 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A humanitarian ship with 182 rescued migrants is sailing back and forth Sunday in international waters between Italy and Malta as it awaits permission from some European government to dock. The Ocean Viking, a Norwegian-flagged ship operated by SOS Mediterranee and...
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Fred Stewart, left, is helped to high ground by Splendora Police officer Mike Jones after he was rescued from his flooded neighborhood as rains from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Splendora, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 10:31 pm
CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda that flooded parts of Texas left at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...
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A flooded out car is stranded in high water off U.S. 59 as rain from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, near Spendora, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 11:54 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Crews have rescued more than 1,000 people in the Houston area because of rising waters caused by the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo says the rescues have...
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French police officers watch migrants packing their belongings in a camp of Grande Synthe, northern France, Tuesday, Sept.17, 2019. French police are evacuating at least 900 migrants from a gym near the English Channel, citing concerns about security and hygiene. (AP Photo)
September 17, 2019 - 5:16 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A humanitarian rescue ship has pulled some 48 people from an overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. The group of migrants, which included five women and nine children, was...
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Jeffrey Roberts, 49, eats a plate of food while searching through the rubble of his relatives' home which was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. The death toll from the hurricane stands at 50 and the number of missing at an alarming 1,300 people, although officials caution the list is preliminary and many people could just be unable to connect with loved ones. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
September 15, 2019 - 2:17 am
MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground as he looked for passports and other documents at the site where his family's home once stood in Grand Bahama. He then moved the cloth aside, picked up a pair of old, rusty pliers, and continued his search...
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In this image made from video provided by Atlas, the flooded streets are seen in Ontiyente, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 12 2019. A large area of southeast Spain was battered Thursday by what was forecast to be its heaviest rainfall in more than a century, with the storms wreaking widespread destruction and killing at least two people. (Atlas via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 8:30 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Record rainfall claimed two more lives in southeastern Spain as it caused widespread flooding, raising the overall death toll to six from the storms, authorities said Saturday. Emergency rescue workers saved thousands of people during the storm that slammed into the...
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