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Pakistani army helicopter saves 6 climbers hit by avalanche

Jun. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter rescued on Tuesday four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded at an altitude of around 5,300 meters (17,390 feet) in the country's north, after an avalanche struck the team the previous day, a mountaineering worker said. A Pakistani member of the team was...

Overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 17 dead

Jun. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded boat carrying people home to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families capsized off Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 and leaving four others missing, police said Tuesday. The Arim Jaya was traveling from Ra'as village on Madura island to...

The Latest: Helicopter saves 6 climbers in Pakistan's north

Jun. 18, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on a climbing expedition's rescue in Pakistan after being hit by an avalanche (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Pakistani mountaineering official says an army helicopter has rescued four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded after an avalanche in the country's north. Mohammad...

Rescue efforts underway after China quake kills at least 12

Jun. 18, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Rescue efforts were underway Tuesday after an earthquake in southwestern China left 12 people dead and 135 others injured, authorities said. Hundreds of firefighters arrived early Tuesday and rescued at least eight trapped people, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said. State...

Mexico's crackdown on migrants sends some heading south

Jun. 17, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite Monday as some people turned around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials said they would target human smuggling rings. One government official...

3 men escape from immigrant detention center in Colorado

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men who escaped from an immigrant detention center in Colorado. The Sentinel reports the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says the men escaped from the center in Aurora around noon Sunday. Authorities are searching for 23-year-old...

The Latest: Off-duty cop may have saved house blast victim

Jun. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that leveled a house in New Jersey (all times local): 6:10 p.m. An off-duty police officer's quick actions may have saved the life of a man inside a house that exploded in northern New Jersey. Hagop Cigercioglu was walking nearby when the house exploded...

Kentucky rain contributes to 1 death, 4 rescues

Jun. 17, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rains led to the death of a man in Kentucky and the rescues of four other people Monday in two separate incidents, officials said. The first call for help came as a family tried to drive over a flooded bridge in Taylorsville and was swept away by the fast-moving water....

The Latest: Woman rescued from home smashed by a mudslide

Jun. 17, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on damage caused by heavy rains in Kentucky: (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Officials say a 90-year-old woman has been rescued from a Kentucky home that was smashed by a mudslide amid heavy rains. Stanton Fire Department Assistant Chief Eddie Barnes said emergency workers...

Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

Jun. 17, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday, leaving at least 12 migrants dead, Turkey's coast guard said. The coast guard said 31 other migrants were rescued after the boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Bodrum. The region is close to the...