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People gather near the bodies of victims of a landslide near a jade mining area in Hpakant, Kachin state, northern Myanmar Thursday, July 2, 2020. Myanmar government says a landslide at a jade mine has killed dozens of people.  (AP Photo/Zaw Moe Htet)

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 people

Jul. 2, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the government's failure to take action against unsafe conditions. The Myanmar Fire Service...

Aid group seeks port for 180 migrants rescued in Med Sea

Jul. 2, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Aid group SOS Mediterranee says it waiting for a port to disembark 180 migrants rescued at sea, and says five requests to Italian and Maltese port authorities have gone unanswered. The Ocean Viking ship resumed rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea on June 22, after riding out the...

Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people

Jul. 2, 2020 4:58 AM EDT
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people.
A paramilitary boat searches for people in Lake Van, in eastern Turkey, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in the lake last week, Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-and-rescue mission involving helicopters and boats after the boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27. (DHA via AP)

Turkey: Up to 60 migrants feared dead in lake after sinking

Jul. 1, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-and-rescue mission involving helicopters and boats after the boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Lori Vallow Daybell glances at the camera during her hearing, with her defense attorney, Edwina Elcox, right, in Rexburg, Idaho. Prosecutors say the mother of two children who were found dead in rural Idaho months after they vanished in a bizarre case that captured worldwide attention had conspired with her new husband to hide or destroy the kids' bodies. The new felony charges against Lori Vallow Daybell came late Monday, June 29, 2020, the latest twist in a case tied to the mysterious deaths of both of the couple's former spouses and their beliefs about zombies and the apocalypse. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, Pool, File)

Police say missing kids' mom helped keep their bodies hidden

Jun. 30, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors say the mother of two children who were found dead in rural Idaho months after they vanished in a bizarre case that captured worldwide attention had conspired with her new husband to hide or destroy the kids' bodies. The new felony charges against Lori Vallow Daybell came...

Migrant boat sinks in Turkish lake; 5 bodies recovered

Jun. 30, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat, reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was...

This June 28, 2020, photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, shows the remains of the FV Liberty 5 along the waters off Mamburao town in Mindoro Occidental province, south of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine coast guard was searching on Monday for 14 people missing since a fishing boat and cargo vessel collided in choppy waters two nights earlier. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)

14 missing from fishing boat after Philippine sea collision

Jun. 29, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard found no signs Monday of 14 people missing since a fishing boat and cargo vessel collided in choppy waters a day earlier. The fishing boat was damaged and overturned, and the search for those aboard was hampered by strong waves, according to officials...

Ferries collide in Bangladesh river, at least 28 dead

Jun. 29, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized after being hit Monday by a larger vessel in a Bangladeshi river, killing at least 28 people, officials said. It wasn’t clear how many people were able to swim to safety or were still missing. Rescuers including firefighters...

More fragments from 1952 crash in Alaska found in glacier

Jun. 26, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — A lucky Buddha figurine, a flight suit, several 3-cent stamps, a crumpled 1952 Mass schedule for St. Patrick’s Church in Washington, D.C., and 480 bags containing individual human remains. Those were among the items recovered this month from...

A federal officer enters the home of New South Wales state lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane in Sydney Friday, June 26, 2020. Moselmane was suspended from his party Friday and his home was searched in an investigation of alleged influence by China. Police and intelligence officers searched his Sydney home and also had a warrant for his parliamentary offices, said state Labor leader Jodi McKay.  (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)

Australian lawmaker investigated in China influence probe

Jun. 26, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian state lawmaker was suspended from his party Friday and his home was searched in an investigation of alleged influence by China. Police and intelligence officers searched the Sydney home of New South Wales state lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane and also had a warrant for his...