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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers carry a miner who was trapped in a gold mine in Qixia City in east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Rescuers in China on Sunday lifted several trapped miners to the surface who were trapped for two weeks after an explosion in a northern gold mine, state media reported. (Luan Qincheng/Xinhua via AP)

Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine

Jan. 24, 2021 7:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Eleven workers trapped for two weeks inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday, a landmark achievement for an industry long-blighted by disasters and high death tolls. State broadcaster CCTV showed workers being hauled up one-by-one in baskets on Sunday...

Relatives sprinkle flowers into the Java Sea where Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 crashed on Jan. 9 killing all of its passengers, during a memorial ceremony held on deck of Indonesian Navy Ship KRI Semarang, near Jakarta in Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Relatives of plane's victims cast flowers into Indonesia sea

Jan. 22, 2021 4:15 AM EST

THOUSAND ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Relatives of crash victims on Friday prayed and threw flowers into the Java Sea where a Sriwijaya Air jet plunged into the water almost two weeks ago, killing all 62 people on board. An Indonesian navy vessel took dozens of grieving relatives to the site. Many people wept...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers drill a new channel at the explosion site of a gold mine in Qixia City, east China's Shandong Province, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in the gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. (Wang Kai/Xinhua via AP)

Experts: 15 more days to reach trapped China mine workers

Jan. 21, 2021 9:07 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — It will take at least 15 more days to get through a massive amount of debris and reach miners already trapped for 11 days since an explosion in a gold mine in eastern China, authorities said Thursday. The mine shaft is blocked 350 meters (1,000 feet) below the surface by 70 tons of debris...

Investigators inspect a pieces of the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 retrieved from the Java Sea where the passenger jet crashed on Jan. 9, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Indonesian authorities on Thursday ended the search for the wreckage of the plane that nose-dived into the sea, killing all of its passengers on board. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Indonesia ends search for crashed plane's victims, debris

Jan. 21, 2021 7:54 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities on Thursday ended the search for remaining victims and debris from a Sriwijaya Air jet that nosedived into the Java Sea, killing all 62 people on board. Transportation minister Budi Karya Sumadi said retrieval operations have ended after nearly two weeks,...

Search called off for boy swept out to sea in California

Jan. 20, 2021 2:56 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for a 12-year-old boy who was swept by a wave and out to sea from a Northern California beach. Arunay Pruthi, his father and his 8-year-old brother were sitting on the sand at Cowell Ranch State Beach in Half Moon Bay when a rogue...

Police officers cordon off Toledo Street following an explosion in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. A loud explosion has partially destroyed a small building flanked by a school and a nursing home in the center of Spain's capital. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Gas explosion rips through Madrid building, killing 4

Jan. 20, 2021 1:59 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A powerful gas explosion tore through a residential building in central Madrid on Wednesday, killing four people and ripping the facade off the structure. A tower of smoke rose from the building, where repairs were being done to a gas boiler, and billowed through Toledo Street, near the...

1 dead, 27 migrants found on Greek island of Lesbos

Jan. 19, 2021 6:23 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says three men reported missing after a group of migrants were rescued in a remote part of the Aegean island of Lesbos have been found alive and well. A search and rescue operation was launched Tuesday morning after 24 people were found on the southern part of the...

In this photo released by the Indonesian Presidential Palace, President Joko Widodo, center, talks to an official as he inspects an earthquake-damaged government building, in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Widodo visited the areas where a deadly earthquake left thousands of people homeless in an effort to reassure them the government's response is reaching those struggling after the quake. (Indonesian Presidential Palace via AP)

After seeing floods, Indonesian leader visits quake zone

Jan. 19, 2021 6:02 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers struggled Tuesday to clear the rubble of collapsed buildings on an Indonesian island where a strong earthquake killed at least 90 people and left thousands homeless. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Friday was one of a series of recent disasters to hit Indonesia....

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers drill a new channel at the explosion site of a gold mine in Qixia City, east China's Shandong Province, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in the gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. (Wang Kai/Xinhua via AP)

Workers trapped week in China mine ask for pickles, porridge

Jan. 19, 2021 2:21 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Workers trapped for more than a week in a Chinese gold mine asked for pickles and porridge to be dropped to them while they wait to be rescued, state media reported Tuesday. The website of the People's Daily said the request came after a telephone line was dropped to the group of 11 inside...

Russian-American climber found dead on Pakistani mountain

Jan. 19, 2021 2:11 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Russian-American climber who went missing last week while trying to scale a mountain amid harsh winter weather in northern Pakistan has been found dead, the region's tourist police and the Alpine Club of Pakistan said Tuesday. The tourist police in the town of Gilgit made the...