CHIANG RAI, Thailand: A rescue mission for a young Thai soccer team and their coach trapped for two weeks in a flooded cave is at “war with water and time”, its leader said on Saturday, but was eyeing its best chance yet to free the group before expected heavy rains. The message of hope came a day after the death of a Thai rescue diver, a grim turn in what began two weeks ago as a celebration of one of the boys’ birthdays at the Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai. A team of Thai Navy SEALS,…
BEIRUT: Rescuers in Syria’s eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies, in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war. Warplanes pounded the rebel enclave on Saturday, the seventh day in a row of a fierce escalation by Damascus and its allies, an emergency service, a witness and a monitoring group said. Residents holed up in basements and medical charities decried attacks on a dozen hospitals, as the United Nations pleaded for a truce in Ghouta, the only big…
NEW DELHI: Rescuers have failed to pick up any emergency transmitter signals from an Indian Air Force plane that went missing last week with 29 people on board, an official said on Monday, in the latest setback to a search operation in the Bay of Bengal.
PESHAWAR: Rescuers were struggling Wednesday to reach 23 people buried by a landslide in the north after heavy rains on the weekend that authorities said have killed at least 92.
PESHAWAR: Rescuers were battling Monday to reach thousands of people stranded by floods and landslides in Pakistan's northwest and parts of Kashmir, officials said, as the death toll rose to 63.
JIANLI, CHINA: A total of 331 people have been confirmed dead from a cruise ship that capsized in central China after rescuers lifted the vessel out of the water, state-media said Saturday.
KATHMANDU: Nepalese soldiers and villagers dug through snow mounds in a remote hamlet on Wednesday in search of scores of bodies of villagers and trekkers believed to be buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake, officials said.
TAIPEI: Rescuers scrambled to reach around 30 people trapped in the wreckage of a passenger plane which clipped a road bridge and plunged into a river outside Taiwan's capital Wednesday, leaving at least 11 feared dead.
TAIPEI: A passenger plane with 58 people on board plunged into a river outside Taiwan's capital Taipei Wednesday, with 17 people rescued and dozens trapped inside, according to television reports.