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Green Bay ice break: 27 rescued after chunk separates from Wisconsin shore

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Authorities rescued 27 people from a floating chunk of ice that broke away from shore in the bay of Green Bay in eastern Wisconsin, a sheriff’s office said. No injuries were reported in the incident that happened on ...

Nearly 100 Nigerian hostages rescued after two months of captivity

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Nearly 100 hostages, most of them women and children, have been rescued more than two months after they were abducted by armed groups in northwest Nigeria. Among the 97 freed hostages were 19 babies and more than a do...

More than 130 people rescued after becoming stranded in the Channel

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More than 130 people have been rescued after their makeshift vessels became stranded in the Channel as they tried to reach Britain from France, French authorities said. Two navy vessels and two lifeboats brought the 1...

One-month old baby rescued after Typhoon Rai hits Philippines – video

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A month-old baby has been rescued from flood waters in the Philippines after southeastern parts of the country were hit by Typhoon Rai. Nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated after the typhoon registered sustained ...

Rescued library of literary treasures evokes closeness to authors

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In the presence of so much handwritten material by the Brontës, Austen, Scott and Burns, you find yourself imagining that the authors have just popped out of the room. “Manuscripts,” says Prof Kathryn Sutherland, as s...

Man rescued 22 hours after capsizing off Japan coast – video

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Dramatic footage released by the Japan coastguard shows the rescue of a 69-year-old man in rough seas after spending 22 hours drifting in open water.The man, whose name has not been released, was alone on a boat off K...

Girl rescued in US after using TikTok domestic violence hand signal – video

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A 16-year-old girl was rescued in Kentucky after using a hand gesture described on the social media app TikTok to signal to motorists that she was in trouble. The signal – turning the palm outwards and closing the fin...

Teenager rescued after showing domestic violence hand signal to passing motorist, police say

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A missing teenage girl was rescued in the US after using a hand gesture that signals distress or domestic violence to capture the attention of a passing driver. The 16-year-old was spotted travelling inside a silver T...

Walker rescued after surviving two ‘shivering’ nights in Scottish Highlands

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A hiker has been rescued after surviving two nights lost and alone in the Scottish Highlands, having become separated from his walking partner. David Wightman, from near Southend-on-Sea in Essex, found himself in an i...

‘It was a nice break from everything’: two men rescued after 29 days lost at sea

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Two men from Solomon Islands who spent 29 days lost at sea after their GPS tracker stopped working have been rescued off the coast of Papua New Guinea – 400 kilometres away from where their journey began. Livae Nanjik...

‘The nicest guys’: mother finds men who rescued son from Milton Keynes lake

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A woman has spoken of her gratitude after she managed to track down the two men who saved her son from drowning. When seven-year-old Frankie Creek fell off a jetty at Caldecotte Lake in Milton Keynes one evening last ...

Baby cougar rescued from New York City apartment

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An 11-month-old cougar was removed from a New York City apartment where it was being illegally kept as a pet, animal welfare officials said. The owners of the 79lb (36kg) female surrendered the animal last Thursday, s...

New Zealand flash floods force evacuations in Auckland, motorists rescued by jet ski

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Aucklanders have been forced to evacuate their homes in the middle of the night due to flash flooding, after New Zealand’s largest city was hit by unexpectedly heavy rainfall. Evacuations were carried out in the subur...

Boeing 737 cargo pilots rescued after emergency landing in Pacific Ocean

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The pilots of a cargo plane made a desperate and daring nighttime emergency landing on water early Friday and miraculously survived. They were plucked from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii by first responders...

‘Really surreal’: moment BLM activist rescued far-right protester from mob

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Patrick Hutchinson doesn’t normally attend protests. He says he prefers to bring about change through other means. But when he saw a video of Tommy Robinson calling on far-right activists to descend on London last sum...

Kayaker rescued during California-to-Hawaii solo attempt: ‘It went from bad to worse’

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Cyril Derreumaux set out from the coastal town of Sausalito, California, on 31 May, headed for Hawaii in what was supposed to be an epic 70-day voyage across the Pacific to Hawaii. But his hopes of paddling solo from ...

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