India rescues 81 Rohingya on drifting boat, 8 dead, one missing

India’s coastguard finds 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea. India’s coastguard has found 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea, an Indian foreign ministry official said. The official on Friday added that the survivors […]

Indonesia searches for missing after gold mine collapse kills six

At least 15 survivors pulled out while search under way for the missing after an illegal mine in central Sulawesi province collapsed. Rescue teams in Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province are searching for survivors after a landslide in an illegal gold mining area killed six people, the search and rescue agency said on Thursday. Teams comprising […]

New Zealand PM wins heart over missing toy owner

International media Reports According to the report, Jacinda Ardern posted a post on the social networking site Facebook and appealed to the citizens to help deliver the toys found at the airport to the owner. Jacinda wrote that the rabbit toy needs to be delivered to the real owner, who needs the help of the […]

‘They are no more’: Three missing K2 climbers declared dead

Thursday’s announcement brings closure to a dramatic tragedy on one of the most dangerous mountains to climb in the world. Three mountaineers who went missing in Pakistan earlier this month while attempting to scale the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, are now considered dead, according to Pakistani officials. Thursday’s announcement brings closure to a dramatic tragedy […]

DRC: Dozens killed, hundreds missing in Congo River boat accident

At least 60 people died after a boat carrying some 700 capsized in Mai-Ndombe province, minister for humanitarian action says. At least 60 people have died and hundreds more are missing after a boat capsized in the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a government official. Steve Mbikayi, minister […]

Annual march honours missing, murdered Indigenous women in Canada

On 30th anniversary of Vancouver march, advocates call for action to stem violence against Indigenous women and girls. Over 100 people marched through downtown Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday afternoon as part of an annual event to honour and remember Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered and gone missing across the country. Banging drums […]

France blames children missing swimming lessons on ‘separatism’

The government is launching an inquiry into chlorine allergy certificates, suggesting families have ‘conveniently’ used them to prevent girls from swimming. Paris, France – Rights groups have criticised France’s decision to crack down on allergy certificates used to exempt students from swimming pool lessons, saying the move was an “Islamophobic” gesture. France’s education and interior […]

18 dead, more than 200 missing in India’s Himalayan glacier disaster

Indian rescuers are searching for more than 200 people missing in the Himalayas, including some trapped in a tunnel, after part of a glacier broke away, sending a torrent of water, rock and dust down a mountain valley. Sunday’s violent surge below Nanda Devi, India’s second-highest peak, swept away the small Rishiganga hydroelectric project and […]

K2 climbers in Pakistan feared dead days after they went missing

It was the group’s second attempt at climbing K2 this winter, a season that has already seen three other climbers die in the area. Pakistani military helicopters continue to search for three missing climbers on the world’s second-highest mountain K2, as hopes for their survival fade rapidly. Muhammad Ali Sadpara, 45, of Pakistan, John Snorri, […]

Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving 150 Missing in Floods

NEW DELHI — The Indian authorities were scrambling to evacuate villages and save lives on Sunday after a Himalayan glacier broke and caused sudden, massive flooding in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Vivek Kumar Pandey, a spokesman for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, said three bodies had been recovered and that 150 people, many of them […]

Glacier breaks in India’s north; flood kills 3, 140 missing

Author:  Associated Press article author:  AP ID:  1612703305551229800 Sun, 2021-02-07 12:37 LUCKNOW: Indian authorities launched a search operation Sunday after part of a mountain glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging a number of homes. At least three people were killed and 140 were missing. Main […]

Ethiopia: UN says 20,000 refugees missing in Tigray

Two camps destroyed during fighting in November left thousands of mostly Eritrean refugees vulnerable, caught in conflict, says UN. As many as 20,000 refugees are missing after two camps in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region were destroyed, the United Nations said. The refugees, most of whom are from neighbouring Eritrea, fled from the Hitsats and Shimelba […]

Senegalese Student Missing in Paris Is Said to Be Safe, but Questions Abound

PARIS — A star student from Senegal who went missing without a word in Paris earlier this month, setting off an outpouring of concern, is said to have turned up, but the mystery surrounding her disappearance is, if anything, deeper than ever. Senegalese officials in France said the student, Diary Sow, had been found “safe […]

Three drown, dozens missing after boat sinks in DR Congo

Survivors say the vessel headed to the regional capital Goma was carrying more than 100 people. At least two children and one woman drowned after a passenger boat sank on Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a local official said. The boat, bound for the regional capital, Goma, capsized overnight on […]

Missing trust: Qataris give cautious welcome to GCC agreement

An agreement signed by Gulf Arab leaders aimed at resolving the Gulf crisis has been cautiously welcomed by Qatari nationals on Tuesday. Gulf leaders signed a “solidarity and stability” agreement towards ending the diplomatic rift with Qatar at a summit in Saudi Arabia, the dialogue taking place amid a breakthrough in the dispute that started […]

Norway: Three remain missing after landslide that left seven dead

Harsh winter conditions hamper search for survivors on ravaged hillside in village north of Oslo. Norwegian officials have insisted there was “still hope” in finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village north of the capital. Three people are still […]

Norway finds fifth body in mudslide, five more still missing

Tragedy occurred on Wednesday when houses were destroyed and shifted hundreds of metres under a torrent of mud. Rescue workers have found a fifth body four days after a landslide buried homes near Norway’s capital, according to police, as the search goes on for five people still missing. The tragedy occurred in the early hours […]

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boat With 20 Aboard

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search on Friday for an overdue boat that was headed to Florida from the Bahamas with 20 people aboard, after the authorities said they had exhausted their efforts to find it. The boat, a blue-and-white 29-foot Mako Cuddy Cabin, departed from Bimini, the Bahamas, on Monday, the […]

Norway: 10 missing, including children, after landslide disaster

The landslide struck a residential area north of the capital, Oslo, forcing some 700 people to evacuate. At least 10 people, including children, are missing after a landslide in southern Norway swept away more than a dozen buildings in the early hours of Wednesday, police said. A rescue operation continued overnight with drones and helicopters, […]

Norway Landslide Injures 10 and Leaves 15 Missing

At least 10 people were injured and 15 people were missing on Wednesday after a landslide in a village about 30 miles northeast of Oslo that Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway said was one of the worst in the country’s history. More than 700 people were evacuated from the village of Ask and at […]

US jobless claims fall but the data is missing the full picture

US jobless claims fell last week but the number is still stubbornly high, holidays can skew readings, and some people who have lost their jobs are now falling out of the data. Jobless claims in the United States fell last week – a step in the right direction for the economic recovery following back-to-back rises […]