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Man arrested in UK over deaths of 27 during Channel crossing

Nov. 29, 2022 12:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police on Tuesday arrested a man over the deaths of at least 27 people who drowned while trying to cross the English Channel in a dinghy last year. The U.K.’s National Crime Agency said Harem Ahmed Abwbaker, 32, was detained in the town of Cheltenham in...

Two men from India drown at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

Nov. 28, 2022 15:11 PM EST

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men who drowned at Lake of the Ozarks as natives of India who were students at St. Louis University. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Sunday that the victims were 24-year-old Uthej Kunta and 25-year-old Shiva Kelligari,...

2 brothers, 6 and 4, die after fall into Chicago-area pond

Nov. 25, 2022 12:38 PM EST

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — Two young brothers died after they fell into an icy pond while visiting their grandmother in a Chicago suburb, authorities and relatives said. Hours after Palatine firefighters pulled the boys from the pond Wednesday afternoon both youths died at local...

Heavy rains in the Balkans cause flooding, killing 6 people

Nov. 21, 2022 12:01 PM EST

SHKODER, Albania (AP) — Torrential rains in the Balkans over the past two days led to floods that killed at least six people, prompted widespread evacuations and caused significant damage, authorities said Monday. One of the most impacted areas was in northwestern Albania, where...

4 drowned, 5 missing from capsized boat off Florida Keys

Nov. 20, 2022 11:57 AM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — At least four people are believed to have drowned and rescuers were searching for another five people off the Florida Keys after a homemade vessel capsized during a failed migration attempt, authorities said Sunday. The U.S. Coast Guard said nine people were...

Deadly tornadoes hit Texas and Oklahoma, flatten buildings

Nov. 05, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — Residents in southeastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas began assessing weather damage Saturday, working to recover and thankful to have survived after a storm stretching from Dallas to northwest Arkansas spawned tornadoes and produced flash flooding, killing at least two...

Officials: NYC cop drowns on vacation in his native Guyana

Nov. 02, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A Guyana-born New York City police officer vacationing in his homeland drowned in fast-flowing waters in a jungle and mountain region near the border with Brazil, authorities said Wednesday. Police said Gladstone Hayne, 43, and the mother of his children...

Law enforcement officers honored for exemplary bravery

Nov. 01, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A retired Massachusetts state trooper who was killed in what authorities described as a shooting motivated by racism, and an officer who drowned while trying to save the life of a teenager were honored Tuesday with awards for exemplary acts of bravery. A...

Police: 3-year-old son of Nigerian singer Davido has died

Nov. 01, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The 3-year-old son of Nigerian music star Davido has died at his home in an apparent drowning, police said Tuesday. The singer, whose real name is David Adeleke, was not at the home at the time of Ifeanyi's death Monday night. The child's mother, Chioma...

At least 42 dead in floods, landslides in south Philippines

Oct. 28, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Flash floods and landslides set off by torrential rains swamped a southern Philippine province, killing at least 42 people, leaving 16 others missing and trapping some residents on their roofs, officials said Friday. Most of the victims were swept away...