search and rescue

Rescue workers spot wreckage of small plane on Indonesian mountain


October 5th, 2012 - 4:20 am ICT by BNO News
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesian rescue workers on Thursday morning spotted the wreckage of a small plane on a mountain in eastern Indonesia, police and local media said, but severe weather ... Read more...

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16 dead, 38 injured in Vietnam floods


September 10th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 10 (IANS) Heavy rains and floods have left at least 16 people as dead while injuring 38 others in Vietnam's northern and central provinces, said the country's National ... Read more...

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58 dead after boat sinks in Turkey


September 7th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 6 (IANS) At least 58 illegal immigrants, including nine children, trying to enter Europe, drowned Thursday when their boat sank off western Turkey, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated as storm floods homes in Bobby Jindal’s state


August 30th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Though downgraded from a hurricane, a slow-moving tropical storm Issac still packed a punch flooding homes and pushing water over the top of several levees ... Read more...

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Explosives-laden truck explodes at Chinese cement factory, 9 dead


August 28th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
A truck carrying more than 7 tonnes (15,400 pounds) of explosives blew up at a cement factory in southern China on Monday, killing nine people and leaving another person missing, government officials ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton gives cooking lessons to Harry


August 26th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton shares a close bond with her brother-in-law Prince Harry and has been giving him cooking lessons in her free time.Kate's ... Read more...

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Russian firefighting plane to help Serbia


August 26th, 2012 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian firefighting aircraft has reached Serbia to help the Balkan nation put out a number of forest fires.The multipurpose, amphibious Beriev Be-200 aircraft landed ... Read more...

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12 feared dead after ferry sinks in eastern China


August 17th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
HEFEI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Twelve people are missing and feared to have drowned after a ferry boat sank on a river in eastern China, government officials said on Friday. Nine other ... Read more...

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Prince William saves drowning girl


August 17th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Prince William led his helicopter crew on a rescue mission and saved a 16-year-old girl from drowning.The girl got into difficulties after going to help ... Read more...

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Five killed, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 10 (IANS) At least five women drowned and 10 people, mostly women, were missing after a boat ferrying over 30 people capsized in Kosi river in Bihar's Madhubani ... Read more...

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Four killed, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar


August 10th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 10 (IANS) At least four women drowned and 10 people were missing after a boat ferrying over 30 people capsized in Kosi river in Bihar's Madhubani district early Friday, ... Read more...

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India beefs up coastal security with new system


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) India beefed up its coastal security Friday by launching the National Automatic Identification System (NIAS) network to track vessels up to a distance of 50 km ... Read more...

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Mudslide at iron mine in northwest China kills 7, buries 21


August 1st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by BNO News
ARALTOBE, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A mudslide buried the site of an iron mine in northwestern China on early Tuesday morning, killing at least seven people and leaving 21 others missing, local ... Read more...

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Siberian bear kills man


July 31st, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russia's Siberian republic of Yakutia has been killed by a wild bear, said a local interior ministry official Monday.Two residents of Khara-Aldan ... Read more...

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China launches its largest patrol vessel


July 28th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) China launched its largest and most advanced patrol vessel Saturday in a bid to maintain its marine sovereignty and enhance its rescue efficiency, Xinhua reported.Launched in ... Read more...

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Two killed in Malaysia chopper crash


July 21st, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 21 (IANS) Two bodies were found in a helicopter wreckage Saturday in a remote jungle in Malaysia's eastern state of Sarawak, Xinhua reported. The chopper went missing ... Read more...

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Turkish military plane crashes in Mediterranean


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 22 (IANS) A Turkish military plane that went missing Friday was found to have crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, in Syrian territorial waters, Xinhua reported.The warplane carrying two ... Read more...

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Third coast guard station in Andhra Pradesh opened


June 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Monday opened a new station in Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the third in the state, to help boost the coastal security ... Read more...

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15 missing as ship sinks off Indonesia


June 17th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) A total of 15 crew members are yet to be found after a cargo ship with 27 people on board capsized off eastern Indonesia Sunday ... Read more...

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Pakistani soldier’s body recovered in Siachen


May 27th, 2012 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) The body of one of the Pakistani soldiers buried in the Siachen glacier following a massive avalanche last month has been recovered, Geo News reported early ... Read more...

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Equipment of buried Pakistani soldiers found in Siachen


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Rescue teams have found equipment belonging to Pakistani soldiers at the site of a massive avalanche that buried 138 soldiers and civilians in Siachen in April, ... Read more...

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Three drown as overloaded boat capsizes in Bihar


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 22 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 15 were missing after a boat carrying 35 people capsized in the Kosi river in Bihar's Saharsa district early Tuesday, ... Read more...

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British chopper crashes at sea


May 10th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A British helicopter Thursday crashed into the North Sea off Scotland but all 16 people on board are safe, an officer said.Sky News quoted coast guard ... Read more...

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Death toll in Nepal flood rises to 19


May 7th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) The death toll in the floods in the Seti River in western Nepal triggered by an avalanche in the Annapurna range has risen to 19 with ... Read more...

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Assam ferry tragedy: 270 still missing, rescue operations on (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The toll in Monday's Assam ferry tragedy, possibly India's worst such accident, is estimated to be around 270, with the search and rescue parties failing ... Read more...

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William, Kate celebrate first wedding anniversary


April 29th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Sunday celebrated their first wedding anniversary.The royal couple were planning to make it a private ... Read more...

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China, Russia conclude joint naval drill


April 27th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) The Chinese and Russian navies announced Friday the conclusion of a six-day joint naval exercise that saw them focus on maritime defence.Vice Admiral Ding Yiping, China's ... Read more...

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Six missing after landslide hits village in southeastern China


April 24th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by BNO News
LONGDEYANG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A landslide triggered by days of heavy rain hit a remote village in southeastern China on late Tuesday afternoon, leaving at least six people missing, state-run media ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka, Maldives hold maritime exercise


April 24th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India, Sri Lanka and Maldives have embarked on a five-day maritime exercise off the Maldivian coast to strengthen the capabilities of their coast guards to ... Read more...

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Russian warships in China for joint exercise


April 21st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) A Russian naval fleet has arrived in China Saturday for a joint exercise with the Chinese Navy in the Yellow Sea next week.Four warships and three ... Read more...

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US, Chinese teams head to Pakistan avalanche site


April 15th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Experts from the US, Norway and China will arrive in Pakistan Sunday to help search for 138 soldiers and civilians trapped in an avalanche a week ... Read more...

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Hope fades for 138 missing in Pakistan avalanche


April 11th, 2012 - 1:45 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of rescue workers continued to search Tuesday for more than 130 people who were buried by a large avalanche in a mountainous area of northern Pakistan ... Read more...

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Russian interior ministry orders new drones


April 5th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's interior ministry plans to spend up to 120 million rubles (around $4 million) on eight unmanned aerial vehicles.The ministry said it would also require ... Read more...

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Plane with eight people goes missing in Chile


March 23rd, 2012 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 23 (IANS) A small plane with eight people onboard went missing in Chile shortly after taking off Thursday, the civil aviation authority said.The plane, a Beechcraft BE300, disappeared ... Read more...

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Eurocopter to focus on new markets in India


March 13th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) Eurocopter, the global leader in helicopters, will focus on new markets in India in the emergency medical services, utility, law enforcement and search and rescue areas ... Read more...

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