Survivors dig by hand after Afghanistan quake killing 1,000

GAYAN, Afghanistan — Survivors dug by hand Thursday through villages in eastern Afghanistan reduced to rubble by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 1,000 people, as the Taliban and the international community that fled their takeover struggled to aid the disaster’s victims. In Paktika province’s hard-hit Gayan district, villagers stood atop the mud bricks … Read more

Police: Amazon fisherman confesses to killing missing pair

MANUS, Brazil — A fisherman confessed to killing a British journalist and an Indigenous expert in Brazil’s remote Amazon and took police to a site where human remains were recovered, a federal investigator said, closing out 10 days of suspense as teams searched for the missing pair. Authorities said Wednesday night without giving any details … Read more

Brazil’s police take suspect to area of ​​search for 2 missing

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil — Brazilian police on Wednesday took a suspect out on the river toward search parties looking for remains of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira. Both disappeared on June 5. An Associated Press photographer in Atalaia do Norte witnessed police taking the suspect, who was in a hood, … Read more

Italy locates 7 bodies at scorched crash site of helicopter

ROME — Italian rescuers on Saturday located the bodies of seven people, including four Turks and two Lebanese, who died when their helicopter crashed in a heavily forested, mountainous area in north-central Italy during a storm, authorities said. Col. Alfonso Cipriano, who heads an air force rescue coordination unit that led the search, said rescuers … Read more

Brazil deploys helicopters to aid search for missing Amazon

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil — Brazilian authorities began using helicopters Wednesday to search a remote area of ​​the Amazon rainforest for a British journalist and Indigenous official missing more than three days. Civil police in Amazonas state also said they had identified a suspect, who was arrested for allegedly carrying a firearm without a permit, … Read more

Boat capsizes on Colorado lake; 1 dead, 1 missing, 10 hurt

A boat has capsized on a Colorado lake, leaving one woman dead, 10 people hospitalized and one man missing PEOPLE, Colo. — A boat capsized on a Colorado lake Sunday night, leaving one woman dead, 10 people hospitalized and one man missing. Eight adults and five children were on the large, flat boat near a … Read more

Death toll from Brazil floods at least 91, with dozens lost

Authorities in northeastern Brazil’s Pernambuco state said Monday that 91 deaths have been confirmed from flooding over the weekend, with more two dozen people still missing. Hundreds of state and federal rescue workers were searching for 26 people currently unaccounted for, according to the official statement. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday flew over the … Read more

Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The wreckage of a plane carrying 22 people that disappeared in Nepal’s mountains was found Monday scattered on a mountainside, the army said. There was no word on survivors. The Tara Air turboprop Twin Otter was on a 20-minute flight Sunday when it lost contact with the airport tower while flying in … Read more

Croatian police search for small plane that went off radar

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian police say they are searching for a small plane that went off the radar Sunday after taking off from the Adriatic Sea coast town of Split. The Cessna 182 plane disappeared from the radar around 0925GMT while flying in the direction of Germany, said a police statement. Authorities have dispatched rescue … Read more

25 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Rescuers in Indonesia were searching for 25 people who were missing after a ferry sank in the Makassar Strait in Central Sulawesi province, officials said Sunday. A total of 42 people were on the boat when it sank in bad weather on Thursday morning while traveling from a seaport in Makassar to … Read more