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Man drowns while trying to swim across river with daughter on his back

Jun. 13, 2024 12:25 PM EDT

MORETOWN, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man drowned at a popular swimming hole while trying to swim across the Mad River with his young daughter on his back, state police said. Witnesses told police that Anthony Goddard, 34, of Barre, started to struggle at the Big Rock Swimming Hole at...

Yemen's Houthi rebels launch boat-borne bomb attack against Greek-owned ship in Red Sea

Jun. 13, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS LABOON IN THE RED SEA (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a boat-borne bomb attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday, authorities said, the latest escalation despite a U.S.-led campaign trying to protect the vital waterway. The use of a boat...

More than 80 passengers killed in the latest boat accident in Congo

Jun. 12, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A boat carrying more than 270 passengers has capsized on a river near Congo's capital of Kinshasa, leaving more than 80 dead, President Félix Tshisekedi said Wednesday. It was the latest deadly boat accident in the central African country where overloading...

A boat has capsized in western Congo, killing more than 80 people, the nation’s leader says

Jun. 12, 2024 10:46 AM EDT
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A boat has capsized in western Congo, killing more than 80 people, the nation’s leader says.

At least 49 die and 140 are missing after migrant boat sinks off Yemen's coast, UN agency says

Jun. 11, 2024 10:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Yemen, killing at least 49 people and leaving another 140 missing, the U.N. agency said Tuesday. The boat was carrying about 260 Somalis and Ethiopians from the northern coast of Somalia on the 320-kilometer (200-mile)...

A migrant boat sinks off the coast of Yemen, leaving at least 49 dead and 140 missing, UN agency says

Jun. 11, 2024 07:44 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — A migrant boat sinks off the coast of Yemen, leaving at least 49 dead and 140 missing, UN agency says.

Taiwan nighttime dragon boat racing puts a modern twist on an ancient tradition

Jun. 10, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Across the Chinese diaspora, racing in dragon boats has been a tradition reaching back thousands of years. But change is afoot, most recently in central Taiwan where the races were switched to the evening to take advantage of cooler temperatures, a refreshing...

At least 7 people die when a school bus plunges into a river in northwest Syria

Jun. 06, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

DARKUSH, Syria (AP) — At least seven people drowned and 20 were injured, most of them children, when a school bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in northwestern Syria on Thursday, emergency responders said. The accident happened near the town of Darkush, west of the...

Boat explosion and fire at sea kills 6 Filipino fishermen as 6 others are rescued

Jun. 06, 2024 03:26 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An explosion and fire on a wooden fishing boat at sea killed six Filipino crewmembers while six others were rescued in the nighttime darkness, coast guard officials said Thursday. The survivors, including the skipper of the F/B King Bryan, were still...

River ferry sinks in Afghanistan, killing at least 20

Jun. 01, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least 20 people were killed when a boat sank while crossing a river in eastern Afghanistan Saturday morning, a Taliban official said. Quraishi Badlon, provincial director of the information and culture department in Nangarhar province, said that the boat sank...