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Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry

Jun. 21, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned will be...

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Jun. 20, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The wooden...

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun. 19, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Police said in a...

Witness: Fisherman deliberately hit swan with boat

Jun. 14, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating a report that a fisherman deliberately struck a swan with his boat on a Massachusetts pond, causing injuries that led to the bird's euthanization. A witness tells the Cape Cod Times he saw the boat accelerate into the swan on Mashpee-Wakeby pond on the...

Divers to assess tanker sunk by German U-Boat off New York

Jun. 13, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — A deep dive operation will be conducted to determine whether oil is leaking from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II. Capt. Kevin Reed, commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven, said Wednesday that the operation...

Overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 13 dead

Jun. 13, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A passenger boat overloaded with people heading home to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families capsized Wednesday off Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 13, a rescue official said. The Arista was traveling from Paotere port in South Sulawesi province to the...

11 dead as boats collide in Russian city hosting World Cup

Jun. 12, 2018 8:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Two boats collided near a Russian city that is hosting the World Cup, killing 11 people, authorities said Tuesday. A state media report said the captain of one of the vessels was drunk. The accident occurred late Monday on the Volga River several hundred meters (yards) off the shoreline of...

Rare river sinkhole created whirlpool, led to man's death

Jun. 11, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A kayaker bypassed a part of an Arkansas scenic river known as Dead Man's Curve during a weekend trip, but a rare sinkhole created a whirlpool along his alternate channel and dragged him to his death. Donald Wright, 64, from Searcy, Arkansas, died Saturday at Saddler Falls along...

Tunisia PM fires top minister amid alarm over migrant deaths

Jun. 6, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday fired his interior minister amid recriminations over a capsized boat of migrants off the coast of the North African country in the deadliest shipwreck this year on the dangerous Mediterranean Sea route to Europe. The announcement did...

The Latest: Job program for trafficked women gets Gucci gift

Jun. 6, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Nigerian women who were trafficked to Italy to work as prostitutes have found new work in a handbag and dressmaking shop that recently received some top-notch raw materials: 4,000 meters of leftover fabric...