Rescuers have recovered seven more bodies from a collapsed mine tunnel in eastern Indonesia, taking the accident's final toll to 28.
Kazakhstan Emergency Situations Ministry will form a rescue team at the Caspian Sea.
Two fishermen from Kiribati were rescued after surviving almost four weeks adrift in the Pacific, surviving on raw fish and rain water.
Rescuers in Bangladesh Thursday hunted for survivors in a collapsed building as the death toll rose to 152 and criticism mounted of foreign firms that source cheap clothes from the country.
Thousands of rescue workers combed through flattened villages in southwest China on Sunday in a race to find survivors from a powerful quake as the toll of dead and missing rose past 200.
- Rescue divers on Saturday pulled out 12 more bodies from a ferry that sank near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka with around 100 people aboard, raising the death toll from the latest boat disaster to 14.
Relief workers scrambled to reach quake-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands Saturday, with "unusual seismic activity" sighted as strong aftershocks continued to jolt the remote Pacific region.
A teenage boy was dramatically rescued from surging floodwaters as he clung to a tree Friday, while others were plucked from stranded cars and homes as floods swept northeastern Australia.
Somali Islamists claimed Saturday that a French commando unit had botched an attempt overnight to free a hostage in southern Somalia, leaving several dead.
Rescue teams are searching for MI-823 helicopter with 8 people on board that went missing in Almaty oblast two days ago.
Torrential rains in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have killed at least 22 people and displaced tens of thousands of villagers over the past week.
Fuel leaking from a Turkish freighter wreck that has been smashed up by a storm has contaminated at least five penguins on South Africa's Robben Island.
Authorities in two states along the US Gulf Coast urged residents to seek shelter Thursday amid fears a dam could fail, as a weakening Isaac doused an already drenched region.
Afghans were among the 54 survivors from an asylum-seeker boat that disappeared two days ago off the Indonesian coast, but hopes of finding about 100 more missing were fading fast on Friday.
South Korean rescuers Wednesday resumed a search for 10 missing crewmen from two Chinese fishing boats as the confirmed death toll from a strong typhoon rose to 15.
Twin earthquakes that devastated rural villages in northwest Iran killed a total of 306 people, most of them women and children.
Iran on Sunday stepped up relief operations in shattered villages in its northeast after saying rescue operations were completed following a double earthquake which cost 227 lives and injured 1,380 people.
Australia rescued more than 200 asylum-seekers from a boat off Indonesia, officials said Friday, amid reports navy ships are literally cracking under the strain of responding to a flood of boatpeople.
An Australian government jet carrying a medical team made a successful landing on an icy runway in Antarctica Thursday to rescue a sick scientist from the United States' McMurdo Station base.
Fire-fighter Fanzu Sadenov from Ust-Kamenogorsk rescued three children who almost drowned in the Ulba River on June 26.
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