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Sea turned red after Australian shark attack, says rescuer

A man who dived into the sea to rescue a woman from a shark attack said Monday "reality hit" when he saw the water turn red, as he was honoured for his bravery.

Sea turned red after Australian shark attack, says rescuer
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Two school kids rescued after falling through ice in Astana

Two 5th graders were rescued by policemen after falling through the ice on Akbulak river in Astana.

Two school kids rescued after falling through ice in Astana
Husband joins search in Bali for missing Japan diver
Husband joins search in Bali for missing Japan diver

The husband of a Japanese diver missing off Bali since last week joined the search for his wife Wednesday, following the dramatic rescue of five others in the group and the death of a sixth.

Husband joins search in Bali for missing Japan diver
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Rescued Antarctic scientists back on dry land

Scientists whose Antarctic expedition became trapped in sea ice finally returned to dry land Wednesday, apologising for the disruption and facing questions over who will pay for the international rescue mission.

Rescued Antarctic scientists back on dry land
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Rescuers get drunk man down from wires in Ust-Kamenogorsk

A men had a bet with his fiends and tried to climb from one high rise building to the neighboring one using electric wires.

Rescuers get drunk man down from wires in Ust-Kamenogorsk
Death toll from India building collapse climbs to 17
Death toll from India building collapse climbs to 17

Indian rescuers pulled two more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed apartment block, taking the death toll from the country's latest building accident to 17, an official said Monday.

Death toll from India building collapse climbs to 17
Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship
Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship

Australian authorities expressed relief Friday after 52 passengers were safely evacuated by helicopter from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica, but then raised concern for a Chinese rescue vessel caught in heavy ice.

Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship
New Year on ice as weather stalls Antarctic air-sea rescue
New Year on ice as weather stalls Antarctic air-sea rescue

An icebound Russian research vessel prepared to ring in the New Year in remote Antarctica Tuesday as blizzards hampered a helicopter rescue planned after several icebreaking attempts failed.

New Year on ice as weather stalls Antarctic air-sea rescue
One dead, 50 feared trapped in S.Africa mall collapse
One dead, 50 feared trapped in S.Africa mall collapse

Hundreds of rescuers worked into the night searching for survivors in the rubble of a half-built mall that collapsed near the South African city of Durban Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens.

One dead, 50 feared trapped in S.Africa mall collapse
Search for Philippine quake survivors as death toll hits 107
Search for Philippine quake survivors as death toll hits 107

Rescue workers raced Wednesday to reach isolated communities on a popular Philippine tourist island that was devastated by a huge earthquake, as aftershocks tormented survivors and the death toll climbed to 107.

Search for Philippine quake survivors as death toll hits 107
Rescuers pull bodies from Mexico mudslide
Rescuers pull bodies from Mexico mudslide

Rescuers pulled two bodies Thursday from a mudslide that buried a Mexican village, but dozens remained missing after storms lashed the country and killed almost 100 people nationwide.

Rescuers pull bodies from Mexico mudslide
Asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 sinking off Australia
Asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 sinking off Australia

A rescue operation was under way Tuesday after an asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 people began sinking north of Australia, two weeks away from an election where boatpeople are a key policy issue.

Asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 sinking off Australia
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82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo: UN

More than 80 children, some as young as eight years old, have been rescued from an armed group in the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and are being reunited with their families.

82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo: UN
Malaysian rescuers find fourth body; 36 still missing
Malaysian rescuers find fourth body; 36 still missing

Malaysian rescuers found a fourth body at sea Monday as authorities said they may soon end the search for 36 other Indonesians missing after their boat sank on the way home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

Malaysian rescuers find fourth body; 36 still missing
Indonesia searches for missing Australia-bound boatpeople
Indonesia searches for missing Australia-bound boatpeople

Rescuers searched the seas off Indonesia's Java island Wednesday for possibly dozens of asylum-seekers missing after their Australia-bound boat sank, leaving at least three dead, with 157 saved.

Indonesia searches for missing Australia-bound boatpeople
Rescuers battle to find China quake survivors
Rescuers battle to find China quake survivors

Rescuers battled through dusty rubble Tuesday to try to reach victims of two shallow earthquakes in China that killed at least 89 people.

Rescuers battle to find China quake survivors
Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22
Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22

Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors from an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province that has killed at least 22 people.

Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22
Japanese racing pigeon flies across Pacific to Canada
Japanese racing pigeon flies across Pacific to Canada

A plucky pigeon that flew across the Pacific Ocean from Japan will be bred by a bird lover in Canada hoping its progeny will make top long-distance racers.

Japanese racing pigeon flies across Pacific to Canada
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Foreign aid required to eliminate major oil spills at Kashagan

Large-scale oil spills at Kashagan can only be eliminated by the British company that worked on spills in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.

Foreign aid required to eliminate major oil spills at Kashagan
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China newborn rescued from toilet pipe: report

A newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewage pipe in a Chinese apartment building after being flushed down a toilet.

China newborn rescued from toilet pipe: report