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Illegal Gold Mine in Indonesia Collapses, Killing 6 Workers

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An illegal gold mine on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island collapsed on nearly two dozen people who were working inside, killing six and leaving one worker missing, officials said Thursday. Survivors estimated 23 people were trapped in the …

Rescuers in India Digging For 37 Trapped in Glacier Flood

RUDRAPRAYAG, India (AP) — Rescuers in northern India worked Monday to rescue more than three dozen power plant workers trapped in a tunnel after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off and sent a wall of water and debris rushing …

Typhoon, Landslides Leave 35 Dead, Dozens Missing in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — A typhoon that officials said was the most powerful to hit Vietnam in 20 years blew away from the country on Thursday after setting off landslides, sinking boats and knocking out power to at least 1.7 million …

Floods in France, Italy Swept Bodies Out of Cemeteries

BREIL-SUR-ROYA, France — The grim job of searching for flood victims in Alpine villages and on the nearby French and Italian coasts has grown even more gruesome: Along with storm casualties, authorities say corpses from cemeteries have also been found …

More Than 20 Workers Hurt in Crane Accident In Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got …

California Avoids Major Power Outages as Wildfires Rage

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety over the weekend after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest, one of dozens of fires burning amid record-breaking …

Strong Quake In Philippines Kills 1, Damages Houses, Roads

MANILA, Philippines — A strong earthquake jolted the central Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least one person, injuring dozens, and damaging houses, two buildings used for coronavirus quarantine, bridges and a port. A three-story house collapsed in the coastal town …

Fourth and Final Crewman Pulled Alive from Capsized Ship

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. — Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull’s steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a …

New Technology Speeds Search and Rescue Operations in Alaska

New technology is reducing Alaska search and rescue operations from days to minutes. The Alaska Department of Public Safety’s aerial search teams are using a new $600,000 camera-and-mapping system with an infrared camera that picks up heat signatures from people …

Study Finds Women Less Likely to Get CPR From Bystanders

Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest might be one reason. Only 39 percent of women suffering …