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Search continues for dozens of migrants missing off Greek coast
Rescue workers are searching for up to 45 people in the Aegean Sea after a boat sank off the coast of Greece.
Rescue drones and AI lifeguards: The tech keeping swimmers safe
Technology is increasingly being deployed to safeguard swimmers and beachgoers.
Life vest-dispensing drone saves drowning 14-year-old on Spanish beach
The devices, made by Valencia-based General Drones, have now been deployed on 22 beaches across Spain to assist human lifeguards.
Six people rescued from river after two boats collide in Rotterdam
A family of five and the boat's captain were taken to hospital after the incident.
Bodies of seven victims found after helicopter crash in northern Italy
Four Turkish and two Lebanese businessmen were among the victims.
Watch this incredible footage of a jetpack-flying medic
This is the first time a Great North Air Ambulance paramedic has flown a jet suit up a mountain in the UK’s Lake District.
Search launched for three missing European divers off Malaysian island
Authorities have rescued the group's diving instructor and say there is a "strong chance" they will find those missing alive.
This new bot on wheels can stand up like a human and drive like a car
The Swiss company hopes its robot could be used by rescue teams in dangerous environments.
No survivors found in wreckage of China Eastern plane crash
Search teams planned to work through the night to find the remains of the 123 passengers and nine crew members.
USA: teenagers rescued in the ice
A water rescue training session turned into a reality for suburban St. Louis Fire Department personnel, saving two teenagers.
Authorities find 4 bodies after tourist plane goes missing in Iceland
The light aircraft is crashed on Thursday in a national park near Reykjavik.
Dog helps mountaineer survive 13-hour ordeal after ravine fall
Man's warmest friend?
A new ‘bird’ robot from Stanford engineers takes to the skies
Taking cues from the animal kingdom, the team from Stanford University developed a robot with bird-like claws that can catch objects and balance itself on any surface.
Japanese coast guard rescues man after boat capsizes
A 69-year-old man drifted in rough waters off Japan for nearly a day clinging to the bottom of his capsized boat until he was rescued by the coast guard.
Thirteen people rescued from rubble after building collapses in Turkey
Turkey's Disaster Management Agency said 13 people were rescued from the scene and taken to hospital.
Gas explosion at residential building in central Russia injures six
The blast destroyed several apartments on the upper floors of a five-story building in Naberezhnye Chelny.
Two children among those rescued from collapsed building in Georgia
Two children have been rescued from the rubble after a residential building partially collapsed in the Georgian city of Batumi.
Scaffolding collapses in Hong Kong amid storms
Storms hit Hong Kong hard on Friday, causing damage and flooding across the territory. A giant wall of traditional bamboo scaffolding and netting was blown off the side of an apartment block in the storms.
Coast guard rescue migrants off coast of Lampedusa
The Italian Coast Guard rescued 125 migrants along the coast of Lampedusa. The organisation said the migrants were trapped on a reef, pushed there by rough seas.
Two people killed in apartment building collapse in eastern Spain
Two people have died after a three-storey apartment building collapsed in the Spanish coastal town of Peñíscola.
One dead, one missing after flood sweeps away bridge in Germany
Rescuers are still searching for a missing person after a sudden flood swept away a bridge into a river in Bavaria's Valley of Hell, killing one woman.
Several migrants missing after boat sinks off Greek islands
A boat carrying 45 migrants is sinking near Greek islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea, Turkey’s defense ministry has said.
Merkel pledges aid, climate action after floods leave over 190 dead
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged quick financial aid and climate action as the death toll from devastating floods in Western Europe rose to at least 190.
Spain searches for girl after sister found dead near Canary Islands
Authorities suspect the two sisters were taken by their father, who is also missing.
Hungary's rescue dog service bitten by economic crisis
The Pest County Rescue Research Service, which helps everyone from lost hikers to people under rubble after an earthquake, has seen a drop in donations.
Injured hiker and dog rescued after seven days stranded in the Alps
The man had suffered a broken ankle and had several other injuries after falling several metres down a gully, but had managed to drag himself close to a stream.