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Battered solo yachtswoman awaits rescue in Pacific

A British solo around-the-world sailor whose yacht was crippled in a ferocious storm as she crossed the Pacific has stabilized her battered vessel and is awaiting rescue, race organizers said Friday. Susie Goodall was briefly knocked unconscious when mountainous seas upended her yacht "DHL Starlight" early Thursday, tearing off its mast and trashing much of her equipment. Goodall was attempting to navigate the southern Pacific's notorious Roaring Forties at the time as part of the Golden Globe Race. The 29-year-old,…

Video: Cop rescues bride from wedding day flood

BOGOTA: Police were in the right place at the right time for a bride and groom stranded in New Jersey floodwaters Saturday. More than an inch of rain flooded Bogota, New Jersey, within an hour's time, bringing floodwaters from upstream to more than four feet high, according to police. Due to the quickly rising flood waters, a bride, her new husband and wedding party "got a rough start on things," per the Bogota Police Department. "The fortunate thing is we were able to help them through their first rough patch," the…

Fawn rescued from California Wildfire thanks officer with a kiss

CALIFORNIA: As a deadly wildfire rages in Northern California, the adorable rescue of one four-legged resident has warmed the hearts of concerned onlookers everywhere. The California Highway Patrol in Redding, near which the Carr fire has killed at least five people and is still growing, released a photo Saturday of a sergeant holding a helpless fawn. The baby deer had been orphaned by the 80,000-acre blaze when CHP San Francisco Sergeant Fawson received a call. "Sgt Fawson evacuated the deer to safety," CHP Redding…

Bilawal asks govt to rescue people affected by floodwaters, landslides in Gilgit-Baltistan

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday called upon the caretaker federal government to rescue thousands of people marooned in the Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district and other parts severely affected by floodwaters and landslides unleashed by melting of glaciers. In a statement, the PPP chairman has pointed out that grim situation has devastated huge population who stand marooned due to widespread havoc created by the natural calamity. He expressed sympathies with those who lost their…

Japan races to find survivors of floods that killed nearly 100

JAPAN: Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed widespread floods and landslides that killed nearly 100, with dozens missing. The rain tapered off across the western region battered by last week’s downpour, revealing blue skies and scorching sun forecast to push temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86°F), fuelling fears of heatstroke in areas cut off from power or water. “We cannot take baths, the toilet doesn’t work and our food stockpile is…

Rescuers vow to take “no risks” in evacuation of Thai cave boys

MAE SAI, Thailand: Thai rescuers vowed to take a "no risk" approach to freeing 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave, as fresh video emerged Wednesday showing the team in good spirits following their astonishing discovery nine days after going missing. Freeing the boys from the still-submerged cave complex is expected to be a protracted process, fraught with challenges for a group who are not divers and some of whom are believed to be unable to swim. With a country glued to the rescue mission,…