Search and rescue efforts

People walk and skate on the frozen Prinsengracht canal in downtown Amsterdam, Friday, March 2, 2018. The icy weather gripping much of Europe is good news for the Dutch, many of whom love to skate on frozen waterways if the weather allows. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
March 02, 2018 - 11:15 am
LONDON (AP) — As unusually cold weather gripped Europe, Britain's military was sent out Friday to central and western England to get hospital employees to work and help police rescue people from snowbound vehicles. Nicknamed "The Beast from the East," the cold front caused travel chaos, with...
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Adam Suthers digs out a car stuck in the snow in Ripponden, Yorkshire, England, Friday, March 2, 2018. Britain’s military is being deployed to central and western England to help get hospital workers to their jobs and to rescue people from snowbound vehicles as unusually cold weather gripped the country. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 6:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's military was deployed to central and western England on Friday to help get hospital employees to work and to assist police in rescuing people from snowbound vehicles as unusually cold weather gripped the United Kingdom. The big freeze caused travel chaos throughout the...
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Cars in snowy conditions on the A192 road near Blyth, north east England, Thursday March 1, 2018. Persistent snow and freezing conditions are causing delays in many parts of Britain, with roads and train service hit particularly hard. Emergency officials said many drivers had to be rescued from stranded vehicles. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 4:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's military is being deployed to central and western England to help get hospital workers to their jobs and to rescue people from snowbound vehicles as unusually cold weather gripped the country. The army is sending 20 troops and 10 four-wheel drive vehicles to Shropshire, and...
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February 28, 2018 - 12:39 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent member of Polish Himalaya climbers' team, Denis Urubko, who recently rescued a French climber, has split up with the team and left its base camp in Pakistan, the head of the team said Wednesday. The team is attempting the first ever winter ascent on K2, the world's...
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February 28, 2018 - 9:19 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of a Polish Himalaya climbers' team says that a prominent member, Denis Urubko, who recently rescued a French climber, has split up with the team and left its base camp in Pakistan. The team is attempting the first ever winter ascent on K2, the world's second highest...
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Anna Stupnicka-Bando, left, , 89, a Polish woman recognized by Yad Vashem for helping Jews during the Holocaust, speaks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. Stupnicka-Bando and 49 other Christian Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust appealed Monday to Polish and Israeli authorities to return to a path of "dialogue and reconciliation" amid a diplomatic crisis. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 26, 2018 - 9:32 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The last surviving Christian Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust appealed Monday to Polish and Israeli authorities to return to a path of "dialogue and reconciliation" amid a diplomatic crisis and a surge of anti-Semitism sparked by a new Polish law that criminalizes...
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February 26, 2018 - 7:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The last surviving Christian Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust appealed Monday to Polish and Israeli authorities to return to a path of "dialogue and reconciliation" amid a diplomatic crisis and a surge of anti-Semitism sparked by a new Polish law that criminalizes...
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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group carries a boy who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 7:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and...
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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group rescuing a young girl from a damaged damaged by airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 8:16 am
BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes and shelling of the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said, adding to a staggering casualty toll that has overwhelmed paramedics and doctors in...
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In this photo released on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018 provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense extinguishing a store during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 100 people since Monday in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 4:31 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian Civil Defense rescue organization says 10 people have been killed by government airstrikes and shelling on a town in the suburbs of Damascus. The group, also known as the White Helmets, says government forces targeted Kafr Batna early Wednesday with air strikes, artillery...
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