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27 flee plane in Spain after pregnant woman simulates labor

Dec. 07, 2022 09:07 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police were searching for 14 people who ran from a plane at Barcelona’s airport after it made an emergency landing Wednesday to obtain assistance for a pregnant woman who allegedly simulated that she was about to give birth, authorities said. The...

Italian firefighters find 12th victim of Nov. 26 landslide

Dec. 06, 2022 12:45 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — After 11 days of digging, search teams on Tuesday recovered the final victim from the debris of an enormous landslide on the Italian resort island of Ischia, bringing the final death toll to 12. The Naples prefect identified the victim as 31-year-old Maria Teresa...

Croatian warplane crashes during training flight

Dec. 06, 2022 12:14 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Both pilots safely ejected from a MiG-21 fighter jet that crashed during a training flight, Croatian officials said Tuesday. The crash occurred in an uninhabited forest area in the northeast of the country around 2 p.m. (1300 GMT). One pilot suffered...

34 killed as mudslide swallows bus on highway in Colombia

Dec. 05, 2022 17:41 PM EST

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — A mudslide unleashed by torrential rain buried a bus and affected two other vehicles on a highway central Colombia, killing at least 34 people, authorities said Monday. The National Disaster Risk Management Unit said in a statement that eight children were...

Airplane crash in Gulf of Mexico leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Dec. 05, 2022 14:13 PM EST

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities were searching Monday for the pilot of a small airplane that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast, with two people confirmed dead. Authorities in Venice, Florida, said they were looking for a 42-year-old man in an area offshore from...

Search for Johannesburg worshippers swept by flood; 14 dead

Dec. 05, 2022 05:48 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The death toll from the tragic flash flood that swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg has risen from nine to 14, officials have confirmed. Rescue teams on Monday resumed search operations for at least three people...

Indonesia's Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Dec. 05, 2022 05:18 AM EST

SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia (AP) — Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains. Mount Semeru in Lumajang...

Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation

Dec. 05, 2022 02:57 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, health staff at a children’s hospital in the south started secretly planning how to save the babies. Russians were suspected of seizing orphan children and sending them to Russia, so staff at the...

Flash flood kills nine at church gathering in South Africa

Dec. 04, 2022 10:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least nine people died and eight others were missing in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg, rescue officials said Sunday. The dead and missing were all part of the congregation,...

Woman found dead in Moorhead home with traumatic injuries

Dec. 02, 2022 11:54 AM EST

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A woman has been found dead in a Moorhead home with apparent traumatic injuries and authorities were searching on Friday for a man believed to be driving her vehicle. Moorhead police asked the public for help on Friday, after family members went to check on...