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The Latest: Portugal to take 10 migrants from rescue ship

Sep. 25, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Portugal's government says it is taking in 10 of the 58 migrants aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea, as part of a deal with France and Spain. The Portuguese Interior Ministry said in a statement it was...

The Latest: Greek minister denies claims over migrant funds

Sep. 24, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Greece's defense minister is denying newspaper allegations that his ministry mismanaged European Union funds for improving living conditions of migrants trapped in the country. Panos Kammenos says that the ministry used around...

Charities operating migrant rescue ship ask Europe for help

Sep. 24, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Humanitarian groups operating the sole private rescue ship near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route have asked French authorities to allow 58 refugees to disembark in the southern port of Marseille. Medecins Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee are also urging European...

Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea

Sep. 24, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing. Aldi Novel Adilang told The Associated Press on...

French boat rescues injured Indian sailor from yacht

Sep. 24, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A French ship on Monday rescued an Indian sailor who was injured in the remote southern Indian Ocean when his sailboat lost its mast in a storm during a round-the-world solo yacht race, officials said. India's defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, tweeted that it was "a sense of...

Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

Sep. 23, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country's southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked...

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of...

The Latest: Video shows rescued Tanzania ferry survivor

Sep. 22, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on capsized Tanzanian ferry (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Video footage of the survivor found in a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the deadly disaster shows him carried quickly along a busy street by health workers and military personnel as a siren wails. Officials...

Pulisic again rescues 10-man Dortmund from first defeat

Sep. 22, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — He did it again. Christian Pulisic came to Borussia Dortmund's rescue with a second goal in four days to salvage a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The American midfielder, who scored Dortmund's late winner on his 20th birthday at Club Brugge in the Champions League on...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that...