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Greece rescues tourist floating in Aegean Sea for two days

Greece rescues tourist floating in Aegean Sea for two daysGreece has rescued a 47-year old woman floating in a rubber dinghy in the Aegean Sea for nearly two days, coastguard officials said on Tuesday. The woman, holidaying on a sailboat near the Greek island of Folegandros, boarded an inflatable boat around midday on Nov. 1 to get supplies. Seven coastguard vessels, three private boats, a plane, and a helicopter were involved in the search operation.



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Polish politician rescues child and father from burning car

Polish politician rescues child and father from burning carA left-wing party leader in Poland has rescued a 2-year-old boy and his father from a burning car, winning praise across the political spectrum days before a national election. The car collided with a truck and began to burn Monday evening in Tabor, south of Warsaw. Robert Biedron witnessed the crash and helped the father and child until rescue officials arrived, fire officials reported.



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Japan rescues all North Korean fishermen after collision

Japan rescues all North Korean fishermen after collisionJapanese authorities said they rescued all of about 60 North Korean fishermen whose boat collided with a Japanese patrol vessel and sank Monday in an area crowded with poachers. Coast guard officials earlier said that only about 20 North Korean crewmembers were thrown into the sea after their steel boat collided with a Japanese Fisheries Agency inspection boat in Japan’s exclusive economic zone off the country’s northern coast. The North Korean boat sank about half an hour after the collision in the Yamatotai area, known as rich grounds for squid fishing northwest of the Noto Peninsula.



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Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after Imelda

Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after ImeldaAs floodwaters began slowing receding in Houston, police worked to clear freeways of hundreds of stranded vehicles after four days of relentless rain



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Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after Imelda

Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after ImeldaAs floodwaters began slowing receding in Houston, police worked to clear freeways of hundreds of stranded vehicles after four days of relentless rain



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Mediterranean migrant rescues, deaths; French camp emptied

Mediterranean migrant rescues, deaths; French camp emptiedAt least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled with people hoping to reach Europe capsized near Tunisia. Elsewhere in the Mediterranean, a rescue ship picked up 109 people from two flimsy boats off the coast of Libya within hours of each other. The number of people seeking international protection in 30 European countries rose by a monthly 26% in July, according to figures Tuesday from the European Union’s asylum office.



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The Latest: Albania rescues 36 Afghans in Aegean

The Latest: Albania rescues 36 Afghans in AegeanAlbania’s Defense Ministry says its ship in the Aegean Sea has rescued 36 Afghans trying to cross into Greece. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka tweeted Wednesday that 19 Afghan children, eight women and nine men were rescued by the ship Oriku in cooperation with Frontex, the European Union’s border control force. Xhacka did not say exactly where the migrants were found.



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Danny Trejo rescues boy trapped in overturned car after crash

Danny Trejo rescues boy trapped in overturned car after crashActor Danny Trejo helped rescue a boy from an overturned vehicle following a car crash, pulling him from the wreck and tending to his safety while awaiting help.The Machete star was in the Sylmar neighbourhood of Los Angeles when two cars collided on Wednesday, according to CBS LA.Trejo and other witnesses can be seen in security footage rushing to the scene moments after the crash, which left an SUV overturned.The actor then got to work pulling a boy from the crashed vehicle. According to Trejo, the boy was “about five” and was “screaming” following the collision.“I just knew how scared he was,” the actor told the TV network.Trejo said he climbed inside the vehicle and struggled to unbuckle the child, until a young female bystander stepped in. The two worked together until Trejo managed to pull the boy out of the SUV.At this point, rescuers were still trying to help the child’s grandmother, who remained in the vehicle.Trejo said he held the child and wanted to distract him from the rest of the scene. “I started talking about, ‘Wait a minute, we’ve got to use our superpowers!’” he said. “And so he goes, ‘Superpowers!’”According to Trejo, the child’s mother arrived at the scene, thanked him, and told him she recognised him.“I just feel great that the Lord put me right there in that spot to do what I did,” Trejo added.



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Indian navy rescues hundreds stranded on train in floods

Indian navy rescues hundreds stranded on train in floodsIndian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of more than 800 people stranded on a train in floods near Mumbai on Saturday. The Mahalaxmi Express left Mumbai late Friday for Kolhapur but travelled only 60 kilometres (37 miles) before it became stranded after a river burst its banks in torrential rain, covering the tracks. The train was stuck for about 12 hours in Thane district before authorities called in the Indian navy and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) who deployed helicopters, boats, and divers.



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Cruise ship rescues and mishaps: 6 times emergency struck on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, more

Cruise ship rescues and mishaps: 6 times emergency struck on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, moreHere's what happens when emergency strikes on the high seas, from norovirus on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Coast Guard airlifts from Carnival Pride.



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