Rescue teams continue to search for survivors in the rubble of Beirut's port, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital, killing more than 150 people and wounding thousands.
Critics blame the disaster on rampant overdevelopment and poor water conservancies policies.
Simba the lion was rescued and taken to an animal shelter in Chelyabinsk, southern Russia, but many other cubs have not been as fortunate.
A ten-metre-long male sperm whale, which was entangled in fishing nets, has been freed by the Italian coast guard in the Mediterranean Sea. The illegal fishing net had prevented the whale from moving its tail fin.
The Wisconsin family never thought their fishing trip would turn into saving a bear's life.
An avalanche in the Dachstein area of the Austrian Alps killed five hikers on Sunday, police said.
Around 60 fire trucks raced to the 12-storey apartment block as smoke and flames spread through the building.
A polie officer pulled the deer’s front legs but failed to lift it out of the pool and had to call for back-up.
At least five people have died following the collapse.
Helicopters battle raging bushfires in Australia
Adriatik Bode was one of the survivors of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that has so far left 40 people dead.
Stormy weather pounded Italy over the weekend causing flash floods and evacuations in the country's northwest
The elephant got separated from its herd and was stuck in a deep swamp filled with muddy water. It took them two to three hours to free the elephant.
"The arrested person, a 67-year-old man from Ruinerwold, is one of the six persons discovered this Monday in the house," said police.
In order to prevent him from falling, the rescuers quickly fastened a security rope around his chest, while residents from the building held out quilt below.
Rescuers in eastern India's Mayurbhanj district freed a cobra whose head was stuck in a beer can on Saturday
The animal is pulled free and then runs into nearby woodland.
Two rescue operations after flooding in Spain showed Spanish authorities pulling people to safety.
Workers battled waist-high floodwaters to get to those who were stranded after two days of torrential rain.
A bear cub trapped in a dumpster in California managed to free itself when deputies placed a ladder in the container.