When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The two flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have gotten him police warnings but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down. After all, the poli...

Greece: Rescue operation underway after migrant boat capsize

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says a search and rescue operation is underway off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized. ...

Cruise line says search for passenger in Mediterranean ended

MADRID (AP) — A cruise operator says a passenger went overboard during a voyage in the Mediterranean Sea and a search for the missing Korean woman has been called off without her being found. ...

Taiwan No. 1: Kaohsiung Rope Rescue Team champions at annual GRIMPDAY challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has developed a well-deserved reputation across the world for its expertise in disaster management and rescue. On June 8 in Namur, Belgium, a team of firefighter...

At least 5 dead, others missing after mudslides in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Uganda Red Cross says at least five people have died in mudslides triggered by heavy rains in the east. Several others are said to be missing. The group sa...

Man drowned while trying to cross swift-flowing river in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man holding a bucket was carried away by current and drowned while trying to cross a swift-flowing river in Taiwan’s central county of Nantou on Sunday, Central Ne...

Annual Celebrate Israel parade brings crowds out in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Onlookers waving the blue and white flag of Israel watched Sunday as Jewish cultural and civic organizations made their way up Fifth Avenue in New York City for the annual Celebrate Is...

Dog-loving Taiwanese firefighter’s dream of becoming canine handler comes true

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--New Taipei City Fire Department’s search and rescue dog team member Lai Guan-jie (賴冠潔) said her specialty was made possible by combing her interest with work, Central News ...

The Latest: Mayor says 2 dead after likely Oklahoma tornado

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a likely tornado that touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Officials say two people have died after a ...

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago. Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Fores...

The Latest: Tornado damage forces Summer Olympics halt

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. Missouri's Special Olympics summer games have been canceled a...

Man plucked from cliff after being lost 8 days in N. Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An elderly man was rescued from the side of a cliff last week after being lost in the mountains for eight days in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu County and surviving only on wat...

The Latest: Migrant boats intercepted in English Channel

ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 5:20 p.m. British and French authorities have stopped 29 migrants who tried to cross the English Ch...

UN tells Italy proposed decree violates migrants' rights

ROME (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators have told Italy that a proposed decree formalizing the closure of Italian ports to aid groups that rescue migrants at sea violates international law. ...

The Latest: Another body found in Illinois plant rubble

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone plant (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Search and rescue personnel have located and a...