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...

Review: The X-Men struggle to the end in 'Dark Phoenix'

The good news is "Dark Phoenix " is neither an apocalypse nor is it "X-Men: Apocalypse," but this latest installment is not exactly a solid step forward or a satisfying ending for anyone. ...

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...

Italy's Matteo Salvini wants hefty fines for migrant rescue vessels

Last week, a five-meter (16 feet) long rubber dinghy left the Libyan coast at 4 a.m. with 30 people on board, all hoping to reach mainland Europe. Fourteen hours later, the Italian rescue-vessel Alex ...

Italy's Matteo Salvini wants hefty fines for migrant rescue vessels

Last week, a five-meter (16 feet) long rubber dinghy left the Libyan coast at 4 a.m. with 30 people on board, all hoping to reach mainland Europe. Fourteen hours later, the Italian rescue-vessel Alex ...

Mali calls for more EU help amid attacks in Africa's Sahel

BRUSSELS (AP) — Mali is urging the European Union to step up support for Africa's Sahel countries amid a series of extremist attacks, as France mourns two officers killed during a hostage rescue missi...

Florida residents want Trump to see post-hurricane suffering

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Residents in parts of the Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael seven months ago hope President Donald Trump gets a glimpse of the continued suffering in the regio...

The Latest: UN concerned by migrants denied food in Hungary

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the migrant inflow into Europe (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says it is "...

7 migrants drown off Turkey's Aegean coast

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say at least two women and five children have drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank off the Turkish coast. The coast guard said five o...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 28, the 118th day of 2019. There are 247 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 28,...

Refugees on stranded NGO rescue ship in 'poor state'

DW: Where is the Alan Kurdi now? And what is the condition of those on board? Carlotta Weibl: The Alan Kurdi is stranded in international waters at the 12 mile (19 kilometer) zone off Malta. On Tuesd...

Animal welfare group evacuates 40 animals from Gaza zoo

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international welfare group is evacuating dozens of animals languishing in a ramshackle Gaza zoo to sanctuaries abroad. Vets and volunteers from Four ...

EU recalls ships helping in migrants rescue mission in Med

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is lamenting a move by member countries to recall all the ships taking part in an EU naval mission helping to manage migration in the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Opinion: EU immigration policy is grist to the far-right mill

Seven different EU immigration policy reform bills have been on the table for the last three years. And for three years, the bloc's interior ministers have been fighting over them. They have been ...

Bodies of two European climbers found on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'

The Italian ambassador to Pakistan said on Saturday that the bodies of a British and Italian climber who went missing while climbing Pakistan's "Killer Mountain" have been found. Mounta...