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November 19, 2018 12:51 PM Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

PARADISE, CALIF.—The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the ash and rubble where homes once stood before flames roared through 6

November 6, 2018 12:54 PM Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

MADRID—Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard said it had found four bodies of migrants and 22 survivors Monday, all men from northern 10

November 4, 2018 12:28 PM Data recovered from crashed Lion Air data recorder: official

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Investigators succeeded in retrieving hours of data from a crashed Lion Air jet’s flight recorder as Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended the search at sea for victims and debris. National Transportation Safety Committee deputy chairman Haryo Satmiko told a news conference that 69 hours of flight data was downloaded from the recorder 13

October 29, 2018 2:56 AM Lion Air flight loses contact, search in Indonesian seas

JAKARTA, INDONESIA—A Lion Air flight lost contact shortly after it left Indonesia’s capital Monday morning, and a search and rescue effort was being made at sea. The Boeing 737-800 plane departed Jakarta, about 6.20 a.m. for Pangkal Pinang on an island chain off Sumatra. Data for Flight 610 on aircraft tracking website FlightAware ends just a few minutes 14

October 18, 2018 12:16 PM Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villages

JAKARTA, INDONESIA—Helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighbourhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities, Indonesia’s disaster agency said Thursday. The agency said that 430 hectares (1.7 square miles) of land and nearly 3,500 homes 18

October 15, 2018 4:44 PM In France, ten die in floods unseen in more than a century

“It was raining, raining, raining and my wife says to me, ‘We can hear water, switch on the light.’ So I switch on the light and nothing, it’s pitch black. So, what do I do? I get up and my feet are in water. I go to the kitchen, I open the door. Impossible. I am trying hard and then the water rose up to my belly,” the resident, who was identified only as Jean-Marc 17

October 9, 2018 10:17 PM Canada might have to rescue the Winter Olympics

Not to put too much pressure on Canada, especially given the current state of the neighbours, but it may be up to us to save the Olympics. Not the movement itself, of course. There are lots of Canadians like Beckie Scott and Dick Pound and others who are fighting the good fight on existential underpinnings like doping. And thank goodness for them. But for the moment 37

October 7, 2018 11:32 AM Haiti quake causes injuries, damages homes, hospital, church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake destroyed homes and damaged a church and at least one hospital in Haiti, where officials reported people were injured, but had not confirmed local media reports of deaths. The U.S. Geologic Survey said the quake that hit at 4 p.m., Saturday was centred 19 kilometres northwest of Port-de-Paix on Haiti's 17

September 21, 2018 1:46 PM Death toll in Tanzania ferry incident rises above 100

“His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt solidarity with those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and who fear for the lives of those still missing,” his telegram said, according to the Vatican. At least 37 people had been rescued from the sunken ferry as of Thursday evening, when rescue teams called off their work overnight. No foreigners 17

September 16, 2018 2:28 PM Aircraft hunt for plane reported overdue on flight from Edmonton to Chilliwack

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — Aircraft are searching the British Columbia Interior for a small plane with two people on board that’s gone missing. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre says in a statement that its Pacific division was notified Friday afternoon that a small, private plane was overdue on a flight from Edmonton to Chilliwack, B.C. It says a Hercules 25