Gulf Times - rescue-efforts
Clashes rage in Libyan capital Tripoli as UN calls for talks

Clashes rage in Libyan capital Tripoli as UN calls for talks

Clashes raged on Monday on the outskirts of Libya's capital Tripoli trapping residents indoors and hampering rescue efforts, as the UN called for talks after more than a week of deadly violence.

Focus shifts to rescue as rain abates in flood-hit Kerala

Focus shifts to rescue as rain abates in flood-hit Kerala

Incessant downpours since August 8 have caused the worst floods in a century in the southwestern state.

Laos dam collapse leaves 19 dead, 3,000 need to be rescued

Laos dam collapse leaves 19 dead, 3,000 need to be rescued

The Vientiane Times said about 19 people have been "found dead", more than 3,000 "require rescue" and about 2,851 have been saved.

Rescue efforts begin for boys trapped in Thai cave

Rescue efforts begin for boys trapped in Thai cave

The "Wild Boars" team has been confined in a cramped chamber several kilometres inside the Tham Luang cave complex since June 23.

New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, has been in flames since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai last Saturday.

At least 40 dead in plane crash in Pakistan mountains

At least 40 dead in plane crash in Pakistan mountains

At least 40 people died when a plane carrying 48 passengers crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday and witnesses at the site of the flaming wreckage said there were unlikely to be any survivors.