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Greece: fines for sea rescues if bad weather warning ignored

Jan. 24, 2020 8:44 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are putting into effect a law under which people using recreational watercraft at sea who disregard severe weather warnings and then trigger search and rescue operations will be liable for incurred costs and a fine. Greece’s coast guard made the announcement...

A road is flooded by the river Ter in Verges, Girona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. A calamitous storm has killed at least 11 people in Spain and left five others missing, as well as causing rivers to overflow their banks and contaminating vast agricultural areas in eastern Spain with salty seawater. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Death toll from storm in Spain reaches 12, more missing

Jan. 24, 2020 5:27 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say the death toll from a storm that devastated the eastern part of the country this week has risen to at least 12 with rescuers searching for several missing persons. Emergencies services for the northeastern Catalonia region said late Thursday that a fourth death...

In this undated photo released from the Rural Fire Service, a C-130 Hercules plane called

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Jan. 23, 2020 7:31 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Three American firefighting airplane crew members were killed Thursday when the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the deaths in the state's Snowy...

In this photo released by the National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), rescuers carry the body of a victim of a sunken boat off Bengkalis, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. A boat carrying 20 Indonesian migrant workers sank on its way to Malaysia, and rescuers have found 10 survivors and are searching for the missing. (BASARNAS via AP)

Migrant boat sinks in Indonesia; 10 rescued, 9 missing

Jan. 23, 2020 5:29 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A boat carrying 20 Indonesian migrant workers sank on its way to Malaysia, and rescuers have found 10 survivors and were searching Thursday for nine missing. One body was recovered, officials said. The boat began leaking and sank about an hour after leaving Rupat Island in the...

In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 photo, trekkers are being rescued in a helicopter a day after an avalanche hit Mount Annapurna trail in Nepal. Special army and government rescue personnel were searching again on Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides lost since an avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal's mountains. (AP Photo/Phurba Ongel Sherpa)

Nepal ends search for missing South Korean trekkers, guides

Jan. 23, 2020 5:06 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities decided Thursday to end the search for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides who were buried by an avalanche on a popular trekking route. Despite several attempts to locate them, including digging deep through snow at several spots on the Mount...

Australian media: Search underway for a water tanker plane feared crashed while fighting fires

Jan. 22, 2020 10:55 PM EST
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian media: Search underway for a water tanker plane feared crashed while fighting fires.
Local authorities join the U.S. Coast Guard on a search of a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico's north shore, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. According to Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad, the incident involved the Oasis of the Seas ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Coast Guard hunts for cruise ship passenger off Puerto Rico

Jan. 22, 2020 10:05 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching late Wednesday for a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico’s north shore. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad told The Associated Press that the incident involved the Oasis of the Seas...

In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 photo, trekkers are being rescued in a helicopter a day after an avalanche hit Mount Annapurna trail in Nepal. Special army and government rescue personnel were searching again on Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides lost since an avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal's mountains. (AP Photo/Phurba Ongel Sherpa)

Rescuers resume search for 4 Korean climbers, 3 Nepal guides

Jan. 21, 2020 11:47 PM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers took advantage of improved weather on Nepal's Mount Annapurna to press ahead with a search for four South Korean climbers and three Nepali guides and have a possible location for them, officials said Wednesday. Nine soldiers and seven civilian rescuers were digging through...

In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 photo, trekkers wait to be airlifted a day after an avalanche hit Mount Annapurna trail in Nepal. Special army and government rescue personnel were searching again on Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides lost since an avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal's mountains. (AP Photo/Phurba Ongel Sherpa)

Nepal rescuers search for 7 as avalanche hits hiking trail

Jan. 20, 2020 7:56 PM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Special Nepalese army and government rescue personnel continued searching Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides missing since since an avalanche swept across popular mountain trekking route . The avalanche hit part of the Mount Annapurna trekking route...

Kiernan Christopher Williams is shown in an undated photo provided by the Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. Williams will be charged with capital murder for allegedly opening fire during an argument Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at a bar on the Museum Reach portion of the San Antonio River Walk, police said Monday. (Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Police: 2 dead in Texas club shooting, suspect arrested

Jan. 20, 2020 6:27 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in a shooting that left two men dead and at least five people injured at a concert in San Antonio, Texas. Kieran Christopher Williams will be charged with capital murder for allegedly opening fire during an argument Sunday at a bar on the Museum...