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Alitalia workers reject rescue plan

Two thirds of Alitalia's workers have voted to reject a management restructuring plan. The loss-making airline is set to run out of cash in weeks.

Two thirds of Alitalia's workers have voted to reject a management restructuring plan. The loss-making airline is set to run out of cash in weeks.

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Italy donates boats to Libya in effort to fight human trafficking

The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to its Libyan counterpart as part of an agreement to fight the trafficking of migrants across the…

The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to its Libyan counterpart as part of an agreement to fight the trafficking of migrants across the…

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Migrants: record numbers rescued in the Med

Rescue ships took on thousands of survivors from dinghies in deteriorating weather in the Mediterranean between Friday and Sunday.

Rescue ships took on thousands of survivors from dinghies in deteriorating weather in the Mediterranean between Friday and Sunday.

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Rescuers jump into water to rescue migrants

Migrants struggled to stay afloat in the Mediterranean during a rescue operation by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station on Friday (April 14), as thousands were plucked from the sea in a singl

Migrants struggled to stay afloat in the Mediterranean during a rescue operation by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station on Friday (April 14), as thousands were plucked from the sea in a singl

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Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery

European research project TRADR has allowed scientists and firefighters to use ground robots and drones to assist in post-disaster rehabilitation.

European research project TRADR has allowed scientists and firefighters to use ground robots and drones to assist in post-disaster rehabilitation.

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Hundreds rescued in the Mediterranean sea

Some 700 migrants were rescued at sea on Wednesday by humanitarian groups operating rescue ships off the coast of Libya, said Italy’s coast guard.

Some 700 migrants were rescued at sea on Wednesday by humanitarian groups operating rescue ships off the coast of Libya, said Italy’s coast guard.

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Fisherman rescued from frozen lake

The Estonian emergency services have released a video showing a fisherman being rescued from a frozen lake.

The Estonian emergency services have released a video showing a fisherman being rescued from a frozen lake.

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Several students feared dead in Japan avalanche

Rescue teams have begun the desperate search for survivors after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.

Rescue teams have begun the desperate search for survivors after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.

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Hero firefighter saves pup with mouth-to-snout

A team of firefighters in California are being hailed as heroes after performing mouth-to-muzzle resuscitation on a much-loved dog to bring it back from the dead.

A team of firefighters in California are being hailed as heroes after performing mouth-to-muzzle resuscitation on a much-loved dog to bring it back from the dead.

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Cable car rescue drama on the Canary Islands

Dozens of tourists had to be evacuated on Thursday morning after a malfunctioning cable-car system forced them to spend the night stranded 3,500 metres up Mount Teide on…

Dozens of tourists had to be evacuated on Thursday morning after a malfunctioning cable-car system forced them to spend the night stranded 3,500 metres up Mount Teide on…

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Rescued sperm whale waits to be guided back to deep sea

A rescued sperm whale, which was trapped in fishing nets in Shenzhen City, south China, is now awaiting further help to be guided back to deeper seas.

A rescued sperm whale, which was trapped in fishing nets in Shenzhen City, south China, is now awaiting further help to be guided back to deeper seas.

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Avalanche in Tignes: the all-clear is sounded

It was feared many people had been swept away by an avalanche which struck on a busy blue run near the popular resort in the French Alps. Rescuers now think no was caught up in the emergency.

It was feared many people had been swept away by an avalanche which struck on a busy blue run near the popular resort in the French Alps. Rescuers now think no was caught up in the emergency.

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Spanish NGO rescues 250 migrants at sea

More than 200 African migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Saturday by Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO.

More than 200 African migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Saturday by Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO.

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Frontex boss criticises NGO rescue operations in Med

NGOs react angrily to suggestions that their efforts to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast are encouraging smugglers

NGOs react angrily to suggestions that their efforts to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast are encouraging smugglers

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Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean, taken to Sicily

Some 70 women and children are among hundreds of migrants brought to the shores of Sicily after being rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday (February…

Some 70 women and children are among hundreds of migrants brought to the shores of Sicily after being rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday (February…

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1000 refugees plucked from the Mediterranean

An Italian coast guard ship, the Spanish humanitarian group Proactiva Open Arms and a Caribbean-registered supply vessel went to the aid of six rubber dinghies and three wooden vessels.

An Italian coast guard ship, the Spanish humanitarian group Proactiva Open Arms and a Caribbean-registered supply vessel went to the aid of six rubber dinghies and three wooden vessels.

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Italy holds first funerals for avalanche dead

The first funerals for victims killed in the hotel Rigopiano in central Italy, which was destroyed by an avalanche last week, have been held.

The first funerals for victims killed in the hotel Rigopiano in central Italy, which was destroyed by an avalanche last week, have been held.

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Italy avalanche: rescue crews battle worsening weather to find survivors

Despite worsening weather conditions, rescue teams in central Italy say they haven’t given up hope of finding more survivors from a hotel which was completely buried by an…

Despite worsening weather conditions, rescue teams in central Italy say they haven’t given up hope of finding more survivors from a hotel which was completely buried by an…

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Ten found alive in Italy avalanche-hit hotel

Buried under snow for two days, four children and a woman have been pulled from the wreckage of a hotel in central Italy flattened by an avalanche.

Buried under snow for two days, four children and a woman have been pulled from the wreckage of a hotel in central Italy flattened by an avalanche.