Australian icebreaker rescues ailing Antarctic base worker

A seriously ill worker has been evacuated by helicopter from Australia`s Antarctic station to an icebreaker ship in a dramatic round-the-clock rescue.

PM Modi offers assistance to avalanche-hit Afghanistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani expressing sadness at loss of lives in avalanches in different parts of the country and offering any possible assistance in rescue and relief efforts, a spokesman said Sunday.

Turkish military mission in Syria meant to counter possible attack: Presidency

A Turkish military operation to rescue 38 soldiers guarding a tomb in Syria surrounded by Islamic State militants was launched to counter a possible attack on them, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday.

Abducted child rescued, two held

A five-year-old boy kidnapped from the city for ransom was on Thursday rescued by police and his abductors were arrested, police said.

Vietnam races to rescue trapped workers as water levels rise

Vietnamese rescuers battled on Wednesday to free 12 workers trapped in a tunnel that collapsed during construction of a hydropower plant and said it could take days to get past entrenched mud, sand and debris as water levels rose.

Indonesia rescuers use earth-movers in landslide rescue as toll rises to 24

Indonesian rescuers on Sunday used heavy-lifting equipment for the first time to clear roads leading to the site of a landslide that destroyed a village and killed at least 24 people, officials said, with scores still missing.

Cops felicitated for rescue of abducted Delhi boy from Jharkhand

An 11-year-old boy kidnapped from here allegedly by two men has been successfully rescued by personnel of the Delhi Police and Railway Police Force of a Jharkhand station, following which the Delhi Police chief on Friday felicitated the policemen involved in the operation.

Two window washers rescued from 69th floor of World Trade Center

 Two window washers were rescued at the new World Trade Center Wednesday after the cable secured to their platform snapped and left them dangling 69 floors above ground for nearly two hours.

Diver lands honour for dedication to rescue work

He is a self-taught diver who has lost count of how many lives he has saved and bodies he has fished out of Yamuna risking his own life.

Nepal resumes search over fears of more trapped after snowstorm

Nepalese rescuers ploughed ahead Tuesday with their search for survivors still feared trapped one week after a deadly Himalayan snowstorm, as the government pledged greater reforms of the trekking industry.

Hudhud: There should be no bottlenecks in relief ops in AP, Odisha, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday directed top central officials to ensure there are no bottlenecks in relief and rescue operations in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as he took stock of the situation of the two cyclone-hit states on the eve of his visit to Vishakapatnam.

DNA: Why is India's alert system on silent mode?

Jammu and Kashmir is facing one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The state is facing the worst floods in the last 60 years. DNA test on why India's Alert system is on silent mode.

J&K floods: Over 76000 rescued, lakhs still stranded

Massive rescue operations has been continuing in the flood-hit area of Jammu and Kashmir. Over 76000 has been rescued and lakhs still remain stranded.

Russian women show the way, ask Army men to first rescue needy

Showing courage in time of adversity, two Russian women trapped in flood waters in the city refused to be evacuated till those ailing were brought out first.

J&K floods: Biggest tragedy in 60 years

Jammu and Kashmir is battling with the worst floods that has hit the state in the last 60 years.

Omar supervises relief and rescue operations overnight in J&K

As incessant rains and flash floods lashed Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah supervised the rescue and relief operations in most areas including a premier hospital till late Thursday night.

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

Prabhudheva comes to Sanjay Dutt`s rescue

Ace choreographer-turned-actor-turned director, Prabhudheva, is a man who needs no introduction. This filmmaker from the South, not only produces films with blockbuster track records but also knows how to help a friend, when in need. The latest reports suggest that Prabhu will direct a film for Sanjay Dutt`s production house soon.

Ship rescues three sailors stranded off Hawaii coast

A container ship crew has rescued three people from a sailboat that was stranded in waters roiled by Hurricane Julio off the Hawaii Coast.

Bangladesh ferry rescue efforts hampered by weather

A day after an overloaded ferry capsized in the Padma river in Bangladesh, rescuers failed to trace the sunken vessel in the face of high waves and strong winds, an official said Tuesday.