Search and Rescue

Search and rescue in the Mediterranean – in pictures

Photographer David Ramos was onboard the rescue vessel Golfo Azzurro, operated by the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms which provides assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea

Refugees

The Super Simple Reason Nazi Germany Crushed France During World War II

One word: Leadership.In May 1940, the German Wehrmacht launched a lightning attack into France and within weeks destroyed the combined French and …

Military History

Missing NE Portland 2-year-old found safe

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -<p>A 2-year-old from northeast Portland has been found after being reported missing early Saturday morning.<p>The Portland Police …

Portland, OR

Authorities search for missing snowboarder on back side of Alpine Meadows resort

Authorities are searching for a missing 32-year-old snowboarder who went out of bounds Saturday on the back side of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.<p>“He was …

Why You Should Have a Backcountry Walkie-Talkie

There are lots of backcountry communication tools that people use to stay in touch on the trail or to contact emergency services when things go south. Some use satellite connections and work out of cell range. Others are just like plain old walkie-talkies. I’ve detailed five of the most common …

Gear & Gadgets

Italian court investigates whether smugglers finance rescue boats

| ROME<p>The chief prosecutor of a Sicilian court said on Friday that a task force is looking into whether people smugglers may be financing rescue boats run by humanitarian groups that operate off the coast of Libya.<p>A court task force is conducting "an analysis" - not a criminal investigation - into …

Refugees

Oxford explosion: Flats 'very unstable' after blast

<b>Nearby buildings remain "very unstable" after an explosion at flats which may have killed a man.</b><p>The blast happened in the Osney Lane and Gibbs Crescent area of Oxford on Tuesday afternoon, causing a three-storey block of flats to collapse.<p>Expert structural engineers have been brought in to help the …

Thames Valley Police

RCMP need help to identify man found alongside Hwy. 3

Mounties in Redcliff are turning to the public for help with identifying a man found walking along the highway south of Medicine Hat on …

Alberta

6 Ways Aircraft Changed the Course of the Vietnam War

More than four decades after its end, the Vietnam War remains synonymous with unrest in the U.S. After all, the country entered the fray in earnest …

War

This Is How the U.S. Navy’s CMV-22 Got Its Odd Name

The Osprey’s complicated history made everything harderContinue reading on War Is Boring »

Military

I Need A Truck With 4WD That Smells Like A Steak And Seats 35 For $10,000! What Car Should I Buy?

Claire is a member of wilderness rescue team and needs a big SUV to take her family out into nature. Despite living in an affluent area, she does not …

Moment puppy that was trapped down well for 10 days is finally rescued by firefighters

<b>Firefighters managed to free an adorable puppy that had been trapped in a well for 10 days.</b><p>Trump’s tweets written in crayon makes the world seem less …

Dogs

Traffickers growing bold, reckless with refugees' lives

Increased European efforts to rescue people at sea have resulted in a worsening situation. As rescuers wait offshore, unscrupulous human traffickers create more perilous situations for refugees.<p>Increased efforts to rescue migrants off the coast of Libya have failed to minimize the death toll as …

Immigration

CYPRUS: Naval fleet, coast guard by 2020

The government plans to create a naval fleet of three open sea vessels and two smaller coast guard vessels ...

Cyprus

Mount Rainier Nordic Patrol Helps Get People on Course

On Feb. 4, the Mount Rainier Nordic Patrol was making it rounds on the slopes near Paradise when they found a skier who’d lost his way.<p>The skier was …

National Parks

Second man's body recovered as WA floodwaters recede

The body of a man who went missing during Western Australia's weekend floods has been found, taking the state's wet weather death toll to two.<p>The …

Louisiana

Harrison Ford 'flew over passenger plane while accidentally landing on taxiway'

Harrison Ford reportedly landed his private plane on a taxiway rather than a runway this week in a potentially dangerous error, flying directly above a passenger airliner in the process.<p>The 74-year-old Indiana Jones actor landed safely at John Wayne Airport near Los Angeles on Monday, but air …

Aviation

Search and rescue: Is it good or bad, when we don’t spot any boats? | Doctors without borders

<b>Since the beginning of January, Heidi Anguria has been working as a nurse on the search and rescue vessel MV Aquarius. The ship patrols the</b> …

Refugees

CAE awarded training contract for RCAF's new search and rescue planes

Montreal-based CAE announced Monday that is has been awarded a contract by Airbus Defence and Space for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s new C295W …

Aerospace

Walkers safe after 10-hour rescue in snowy Northumberland

Two members of 10-strong group treated for hypothermia after getting into trouble on Windy Gyle<p>Walkers have been advised to plan for weather changes after a group of 10 people and two dogs were rescued from the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland.<p>Four mountain rescue teams totalling 64 people were …

UK News

Video shot on Inverness Coastguard helicopter's tail camera

<b>Aerial footage of the Highlands recorded on a camera fitted to the tail rotor of a helicopter has been released the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.</b><p>The video was taken while Inverness Coastguard's search and rescue crew were on a training exercise.<p>The new tail rotor cam has captured the helicopter …

Drones

'Poisonous Parsnips' Are Washing Up on Beaches in Scotland

On Monday, the North Ayrshire Council, which represents some 136,000 people in southwest Scotland, issued a warning on their website: beware, they …

Weird

Toll in Philippines quake rises to eight

The death toll from a magnitude-6.7 earthquake that struck the southern Philippines has climbed to eight, as aftershocks continue.<p>Two more people …

Earthquakes

Funny Pictures – February 11, 2017

When dog spends too much time with cat…<p>Remodeling the kitchen and pulled the microwave off the wall. He never gave up hope.<p>This snowman won’t leave …

Cool Stuff

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Tax credit for search crews

The province has announced a new tax credit for the more than 7,000 volunteers who save lives across British Columbia.<p>Emergency Preparedness Minister …

Taxes

Here Are the Best Drone Business Ideas

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have exploded in popularity in the past few years. For the 12 month period ending in April …

Drones

Meet Cassie: the walking robot that looks like a pair of disembodied ostrich legs

Why it matters to you<p>Cassie is a highly-efficient walking robot that could perform search and rescue missions or deliver your future Amazon …

Robotics

Gladiator Flashlights

People Are Buying This Tactical Flashlight To Feel Safer In Their Own Homes<p>Order Now And Get 50% Off Sponsored by Gladiator flashlight<p>Do you ever …

12 Killed As Landslides Hit Indonesia's Bali

Details<p><b>JAKARTA:</b> Two other landslides occurred in two villages in Bangli district of Indonesia's resort Island of Bali earlier Friday, leaving the …