Search and rescue efforts

Indonesian red cross team carry the body of a tsunami victim following a massive earthquake and tsunami at Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Bright-colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 01, 2018 - 6:33 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit part of central Indonesia (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Some 100 Indonesian troops have left the city of Makassar in southern Sulawesi island to help with rescue efforts in the country's quake- and tsunami-hit areas. The...
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Rescuers try to rescue a 15-year old earthquake victim Nurul Istikharah from her damaged house following earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Rescuers were scrambling Sunday to try to find trapped victims in collapsed buildings where voices could be heard screaming for help after a massive earthquake in Indonesia spawned a deadly tsunami two days ago. (AP Photo/Arimacs Wilander)
September 30, 2018 - 9:11 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off Sunday by damaged roads and downed communication lines. The country's disaster agency...
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A man holds a family picture retrieved from a damaged house following a massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Rescuers were scrambling Sunday to try to find trapped victims in collapsed buildings where voices could be heard screaming for help after a massive earthquake in Indonesia spawned a deadly tsunami two days ago. (AP Photo/Rifki)
September 30, 2018 - 6:37 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Pope Francis has led the faithful in prayer for the people of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi hit by a strong earthquake and tsunami. The pope offered a prayer after the...
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A man surveys the damage caused by earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. (AP Photo/Rifki)
September 29, 2018 - 5:06 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities swept away buildings and at least several hundred people, dumping victims caught in its relentless path across a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach Saturday, hindered by damaged roads and broken...
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A department store building is seen heavily damaged by earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. (AP Photo/Rifki)
September 28, 2018 - 11:34 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 10 a.m. Indonesia's president says he instructed the security minister to coordinate the government's response to a quake and tsunami that hit central Sulawesi. President Joko Widodo also told...
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This photo provided by Blue Flag Construction shows an Air Niugini plane floating in Pacific lagoon after its crash-landing in Pacific lagoon near Chuuk Airport in Weno, Federated States of Micronesia, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. All of the passengers and crew survived the crash landing. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island, according to the airline. (Blue Flag Construction via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 1:38 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Everybody survived a plane's crash landing in a Pacific lagoon Friday morning, with boats helping rescue more than 40 people from the half-submerged aircraft in the Micronesia archipelago. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at...
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Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric, right, and Dortmund's Abdou Diall, left, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund in Sinsheim, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 22, 2018 - 2:32 pm
BERLIN (AP) — He did it again. Christian Pulisic came to Borussia Dortmund's rescue with a second goal in four days to salvage a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The American midfielder, who scored Dortmund's late winner on his 20th birthday at Club Brugge in the Champions...
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Rescuers retrieve a body from the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The death toll rose above 100 after the passenger ferry MV Nyerere capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. (AP Photo)
September 21, 2018 - 4:26 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would...
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Rescuers reveal a father and his daughter in an embrace following a landslide that buried dozens of homes in Naga city, Cebu province central Philippines on Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. A landslide set off by heavy rains buried homes under part of a mountainside in the central Philippines on Thursday, and several people are feared buried, including two who sent text messages seeking help. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 21, 2018 - 12:30 am
NAGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 22 people in a central region. Some residents left on their own, but the bulk of more than 1,...
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Vice President Mike Pence, right, presents a American flag that was used during the return of remains from the Korean War at a ceremony in Hawaii in August 2018, to retired Army Col. Richard Dean, Vice Chairman of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, during a ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 20, 2018 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. hopes to begin face-to-face negotiations with North Korea next month on terms for resuming on-the-ground searches in North Korea for remains of American servicemen, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday. Kelly McKeague, director of the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency...
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