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Searchers find bodies likely of missing Colorado hikers

DENVER (Reuters) – Rescue crews recovered two bodies from a mountainside in the San Isabel National Forest on Saturday believed to be of a missing Colorado physician and his 20-year-old daughter. The bodies were located in steep terrain at an elevation of 12,000 feet on the northeast side of Missouri…

Death toll from Missouri tornado rises to at least 116

JOPLIN, Missouri – Rescue crews clawed through rubble searching for survivors Monday in the wake of the deadliest single tornado to strike the United States in nearly 60 years. The massive twister cut a swath of destruction four miles (6.4 kilometers) long and three quarters of a mile (more than…

Japan launches gargantuan quake rescue effort

TOKYO — Japan mobilised 50,000 military and other rescue personnel to spearhead a Herculean rescue and recovery effort, a day after being hit by its most devastating quake and tsunami on record. Every wing of the Self Defence Forces was thrown into frantic service on Saturday, with hundreds of ships,…

General Motors back in black after rescue

NEW YORK — Leading US carmaker General Motors was back in the black after a massive government rescue, reporting Thursday full year net earnings of $4.7 billion for 2010 after deep losses in the previous year. In its first annual report since emerging from bankruptcy reorganisation, GM said it had…

Eurozone mulling independent rescue fund: report

FRANKFURT – Several European countries, including Germany, are working on a permanent euro rescue mechanism that would include the creation of a new and independent funding institution, a press report said Thursday. Germany is considering a “European stability, growth and investment fund,” according to a government paper seen by the…

Carter: ‘Strange series of mishaps’ thwarted Iran rescue

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After drifting for days, fisher rescues teen adventurer rescued from Indian Ocean

An American teenage girl was rescued Saturday after a botched attempt to sail solo round the world left her drifting for two nights in rough Indian Ocean seas, sparking an international emergency. Abby Sunderland, 16, was plucked from her damaged yacht by a fishing boat after getting into trouble in…

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