Search and rescue efforts

In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, photo provided by Lillani Hopkins, Lillani Hopkins pictured with her father Geoff prior to the eruption on White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand. Lillani Hopkins was feeling seasick and keeping her eyes trained on the open water as her tour boat swung around for a last view of the White Island volcano on Monday afternoon, Dec 9, 2019. Suddenly people started gasping and then her dad whacked her, telling her to turn around. The eruption had been so silent she hadn't heard it over the noise of the boat's engines. (Lillani Hopkins via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 1:19 am
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn't hear it over the hum of the boat’s engines. She didn't turn around until her dad whacked her. Then she saw it. Huge clouds of ash and steam shooting into the sky. She was so excited, she grabbed her phone out of...
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December 10, 2019 - 12:10 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft's fate. The military said earlier that...
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This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The volcano on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists erupted Monday, and a number of people were missing and injured after the blast. (George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 1:18 pm
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Helicopter crews...
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People and rescue workers attend the scene of a building that collapsed in Tasia Embakasi, an east neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya on Friday Dec. 6, 2019. A six-story building collapsed in Kenya's capital on Friday, officials said, with people feared to be trapped in the debris. Police say people have been rescued by residents using their bare hands. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
December 08, 2019 - 9:58 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan rescuers digging through the rubble of a six-story building found two survivors alive Sunday, two days after it collapsed in Nairobi. Authorities said the building collapse on Friday killed at least five people, injured 31 others and left 24 more missing. When the two...
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Mehaboob Alam, center with white beard, waits outside a mortuary to identify and collect the bodies of two nephews who died in a fire in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Dozens of people died on Sunday in a devastating fire at a building in a crowded grains market area in central New Delhi, police said. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
December 08, 2019 - 8:11 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Mehboob Alam’s phone rang at 5:04 a.m. Sunday. It was his 38-year-old nephew, Mohammad Imran, pleading to be saved. A minute into the call, Imran’s voice disappeared. Alam ran toward his nephew in a crowded section of central New Delhi, through the winding labyrinth of dirt lanes,...
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December 04, 2019 - 9:04 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say rescuers have safely evacuated all 14 crew members of a crippled cargo ship that was listing heavily among gale-force winds in the Aegean Sea. A coast guard statement says two of the New Leo’s seamen will require hospital treatment for non-life-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo Mac's Mission animal rescue founder Rochelle Steffen holds a 10-week-old golden retriever puppy with a small tail growing between his eyes, in Jackson, Mo. The dog, named Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn, that drew international attention because of a tail-like growth on his face, and also drew some unwelcome attention, including death threats, will remain with Steffen, the founder of a group that rescued him. (Tyler Graef/The Southeast Missourian via AP, File)
December 03, 2019 - 1:00 pm
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A dog who was dubbed the unicorn puppy because of a tail-like growth between his eyes will remain with the founder of a Missouri rescue group, despite more than 300 offers to adopt him. The beagle-mix puppy, named Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn, was rescued in...
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December 03, 2019 - 12:19 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have searched Volkswagen offices as part of their investigation into the automaker’s manipulation of diesel emission tests to defeat environmental regulations. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that the Braunschweig prosecutor’s office confirmed it led the raids...
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In this image made from video, an advertisement for the campsite line the roadside where a woman was found after being stranded in the Alice Springs area in the central Australian Outback. Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, was being treated in an Alice Springs hospital for dehydration and exposure after she was found late Sunday, Police Superintendent Pauline Vicary said. The air search continued on Monday for her friends Claire Hockridge, 46, and Phu Tran, 40. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 9:44 pm
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A second person missing in the punishing Australian Outback for almost two weeks was rescued Tuesday, while the search continued for their missing friend. Northern Territory Police said Phu Tran was found by a livestock farmer south of Alice Springs. He was taken to a...
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Trucks submerged in flood water in the town of Puget-sur-Argens, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The crew of a rescue helicopter were among five people killed in heavy weekend rains that pounded France's Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
December 02, 2019 - 7:31 am
PARIS (AP) — A helicopter crash killed three French rescuers on a mission to save people trapped by floods, and two others were also killed in in heavy rains that pounded France’s Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region. Authorities are searching for another person who...
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