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Over 200 illegal migrants cram into a boat as they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat ‘Denaro’ in the Mediterranean Sea
Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Wednesday
A member of the Afghan security force holds a woman while rescuing her from the site of an attack in Mazar-i-Sharif, on Wednesday.
Miners arrive to help with the rescue effort in Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk on Wednesday. A blast at the coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people
A man is rescued from flood waters in the old city in Tudela, northern Spain on Friday. Heavy rain has caused flooding in northern regions over the past few days, especially in Navarra province
Rescue workers gather around a collapsed building in Makongeni area of Nairobi, Kenya. Several people were feared trapped or dead after a five-storey residential building collapsed early on Wednesday
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Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday. Police officials say several people were killed
Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal on Friday
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Flood victims are evacuated in a rescue boat after their homes were swamped by heavy flooding in Marikina, Metro Manila. Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north
Bosnian rescue miners return from a mission underground at the coal mine Raspotocje in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday. Rescuers are attempting to reach at least five miners still trapped in the Bosnian coal mine after a tunnel partially collapsed
A rescue worker holds a rescue dog on a leash whilst standing on collapsed buildings after an earthquake in Longtoushan town, Ludian county, Yunnan province, China
Rescue workers try to help a driver out of his car, after the vehicle was stuck over an alley in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China
Chinese rescuers carry an injuried resident after an earthquake hit an area of Ludian county in Zhaotong in southwest China‘s Yunnan province. The quake in Zhaotong prefecture, in the province’s northeast, toppled buildings and left residents frantically searching for survivors beneath the rubble.
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Friday. The explosion, caused by a gas leak, killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air
Rescue workers remove debris at a collapsed apartment after an air strike in Snizhne, 100 km east from the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. An air strike demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least nine civilians.
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A man carries two girls covered with dust following a reported air strike by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.
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Rescue workers transport equipment into a police helicopter near the entrance to the Riesending vertical cave after the final phase of the transport of injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface on Thursday near Marktschellenberg, Germany
A Malaysian search and rescue team helps a victim from a capsized boat in Kelanang Jetty, near Banting after an apparently overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants sank in seas off western Malaysia on Thursday
An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in, in Soma, a district in Turkey’s western province of Manisa. Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from the mine on Wednesday, more than 12 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to more than 200, in the nation’s worst mining disaster for decades. Hundreds more are believed to be still trapped inside the mine.