220 Syrian migrants rescued off northern Cyprus

Nov 24, 2014

220 Syrian migrants rescued off northern Cyprus

Some 220 Syrian migrants crammed onto a fishing boat were rescued off the northern coast of Cyprus on Sunday as the vessel hit rough seas in the Mediterranean, authorities said. Turkish Cypriot authorities were able to rescue the passengers, including a number of children, ...

Nov 13, 2014

Mexico rescues lioness and lynx kept in garage

Authorities rescued a distressed lioness named Madonna in western Mexico along with an overweight lynx that were kept in dismal conditions in an auto repair shop. The 19-year-old lioness weighed just 40 kg (88 pounds) when it was found in the central Mexican town ...

Nov 12, 2014

Boy survives 70-meter fall down California oceanside cliff

A 4-year-old boy on a family hike on California’s scenic northern coast fell 230 feet (70 meters) down an oceanside cliff but managed to survive and was conscious when rescuers reached him on the rocky shore below, a fire official said on Tuesday. After ...

Oct 1, 2014

Chinese ship sinks off Shimane; nine reported missing

A China-registered ship sank off the coast of Shimane Prefecture Tuesday morning, leaving nine people missing while five crew members have been saved, the Japan Coast Guard said, citing a rescue request it received from Chinese authorities late Tuesday night. The Coast Guard said ...