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HyQ - the four-legged robot for disaster zones

As Italy is slowly recovering from a series of deadly earthquakes, researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa are developing a new generation of robots to work in disaster…

As Italy is slowly recovering from a series of deadly earthquakes, researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa are developing a new generation of robots to work in disaster…

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IOM records big surge in migrants arriving in Italy

Figures from the International Organisation for Migration suggest there was a big surge in migrant arrivals in Italy between the 14th and the 20th of November.

Figures from the International Organisation for Migration suggest there was a big surge in migrant arrivals in Italy between the 14th and the 20th of November.

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New Zealand's islands moved two metres closer together by tremor

Seismologists are still recording hundreds of aftershocks. An estimated 2,000 have rattled the region since the initial tremor shook shortly after midnight on Sunday.

Seismologists are still recording hundreds of aftershocks. An estimated 2,000 have rattled the region since the initial tremor shook shortly after midnight on Sunday.

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Rescued migrants arrive in Sicily

Almost 700 migrants were taken to the Italian port town of Augusta on Monday (November 7) after being rescued at sea by Italian and Spanish ships.

Almost 700 migrants were taken to the Italian port town of Augusta on Monday (November 7) after being rescued at sea by Italian and Spanish ships.

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18 killed in Indonesia boat accident

At least 18 people have been killed and more than 40 are still missing in Indonesia after the speedboat they were on capsized.

At least 18 people have been killed and more than 40 are still missing in Indonesia after the speedboat they were on capsized.

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Religious art rescue

A video released by Italian firefighters on Tuesday (1 November) shows statues, paintings and a crucifix being salvaged from a cathedral in the town of Norcia, following a…

A video released by Italian firefighters on Tuesday (1 November) shows statues, paintings and a crucifix being salvaged from a cathedral in the town of Norcia, following a…

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Italy's 'quake' dog rescue

Video has emerged of a rescue among the rubble in central Italy following Sunday’s (Oct 30) earthquake.

Video has emerged of a rescue among the rubble in central Italy following Sunday’s (Oct 30) earthquake.

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More tremors predicted after Italy's latest earthquake

Thousands of people are in temporary accommodation after the fiercest quake in over a quarter of a century hit the central region at the weekend.

Thousands of people are in temporary accommodation after the fiercest quake in over a quarter of a century hit the central region at the weekend.

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Over 300 Italy-bound migrants are rescued at sea

Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) on Tuesday rescued 342 migrants, including women and children, who were trying to reach Italy.

Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) on Tuesday rescued 342 migrants, including women and children, who were trying to reach Italy.

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Train crash in Cameroon kills more than 50 people

Fifty-five dead and 575 injured are the provisional casualty figures following a train derailment in Cameroon.

Fifty-five dead and 575 injured are the provisional casualty figures following a train derailment in Cameroon.

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Italy: On board with migrants

Angela Caponnetto, spent a week on board the “Aquarius” ship, run by the Franco-German organization SOS Méditerranée in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without…

Angela Caponnetto, spent a week on board the “Aquarius” ship, run by the Franco-German organization SOS Méditerranée in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without…

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Thousands evacuated from flooded Carolinas

Days after strong winds brought by Hurricane Matthew battered the eastern seaboard of the United States and flooding has displaced thousands of people in North…

Days after strong winds brought by Hurricane Matthew battered the eastern seaboard of the United States and flooding has displaced thousands of people in North…

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Baby humpback nudges mother to safety

A humpback whale stranded on a sandbank in Queensland, Australia was helped to safety by her calf on Friday morning (October 7).

A humpback whale stranded on a sandbank in Queensland, Australia was helped to safety by her calf on Friday morning (October 7).

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White Helmet rescuers fair game for ruthless Syrian regime says founder

Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an

Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an

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Sicily: 10000 migrants saved in 48 hours

More then 10000 migrants were rescued in the least 2 days (03+04/10) in 72 different operation in the Sicily Channel.

More then 10000 migrants were rescued in the least 2 days (03+04/10) in 72 different operation in the Sicily Channel.

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Almost 11,000 saved in Mediterranean in two days

More than 4,650 migrants were saved on Tuesday off the coast of Libya. It brings the total rescued in the last 48 hours to nearly 11,000. Three babies were also born on board ship.

More than 4,650 migrants were saved on Tuesday off the coast of Libya. It brings the total rescued in the last 48 hours to nearly 11,000. Three babies were also born on board ship.

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Dizzying footage of a cat being rescued from a 12th story ledge

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Singapore released footage yesterday, October 4, of a rescue attempt in which a cat had become stuck on a ledge 12 stories…

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Singapore released footage yesterday, October 4, of a rescue attempt in which a cat had become stuck on a ledge 12 stories…

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Mediterranean Sea: 6,000 migrants rescued in a day

A major rescue operation took place off the Libyan coast and included the rescue dozens of people travelling on a wooden boat that had departed from Sabratha.

A major rescue operation took place off the Libyan coast and included the rescue dozens of people travelling on a wooden boat that had departed from Sabratha.

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Syria: Aleppo hospital hit again as fighting intensifies

Heartbreaking images of a baby girl said to have been rescued from the rubble of a building in war-torn Syria have stirred strong emotions worldwide.

Heartbreaking images of a baby girl said to have been rescued from the rubble of a building in war-torn Syria have stirred strong emotions worldwide.

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Chinese fire crew rescue stricken kitten from pipe

A softhearted fire crew in the Chinese city of Shizuishan have freed a kitten after it got itself stuck whilst playing in a piece of piping.

A softhearted fire crew in the Chinese city of Shizuishan have freed a kitten after it got itself stuck whilst playing in a piece of piping.

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Rescuer sobs as he pulls baby alive from Idlib rubble

Footage released by the Syrian Civil Defense Rescuers purports to show a baby and a woman being pulled alive from rubble in Idlib.

Footage released by the Syrian Civil Defense Rescuers purports to show a baby and a woman being pulled alive from rubble in Idlib.