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Over 2,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from five wooden boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and as many as seven other vessels have been reported at sea, the privately funded Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and Italy's coastguard said.

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Thai women saved from vice trade agony in Bahrain

Police have raided a Manama restaurant to rescue three Thai women who were allegedly being kept as sex slaves, according to that country's embassy. A Thai Embassy spokesman told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister p

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Rain hampers Nepal rescue as deaths top 5,500

Rescue teams toiled in pouring rain on Thursday in the debris left by last week's devastating earthquake in Nepal, but officials said the chances of finding any more survivors was bleak as the death toll neared 5,500. While re

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US hostage killed during rescue attempt in Yemen

A US journalist and a South African teacher held by al Qaeda militants in Yemen were killed alongside 10 of their captors during a rescue attempt by US and Yemeni forces, senior officials said on Saturday. US Secretary of State Jo

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Bahrain maritime force rescues sailors as boat sinks

Eight sailors who were lost at sea for 30 hours after their cargo ship sank have been rescued by a Bahrain-based maritime force. The search was conducted by the Combined Task Force-151 (CTF-151), which is part of the Juffair-based

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Two missing Emiratis rescued from the desert

A search and rescue helicopter at Sharjah Air Wing Section found two young Emiratis who had gone missing after their vehicle had broken down in the desert sands of the central region of Sharjah. The Sharjah Air Wing Section, an affiliat

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Italy firm sets terms for Alitalia-Etihad deal

Poste Italiane will only invest more money in Alitalia if it avoids taking on the airline's past liabilities, three sources close to the matter said on Monday, a condition likely to hamper a rescue deal with

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Italy rescues 4,000 migrants; 19 killed

Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, said the Italian Navy on Saturday, which has rescued more than 4,000 migrants in the last three d

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Oman fund in Bulgaria bank rescue talks

Oman's sovereign wealth fund held talks with the Bulgarian government and central bank on Tuesday about recapitalising Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) , Oman's honorary consul in Sofia told Reuters. His comment was th

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Cyclone Phailin pounds India, loss of life limited

Cyclone Phailin powered its way inland over eastern India on Sunday leaving a swathe of destruction but the loss of life appeared limited after more than half a million people sought safety in storm shelters. Phailin was the stron

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