Search and rescue efforts

This Oct. 1, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Petobo neighborhood in Palu, Indonesia, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused substantial damage and liquefaction in the village. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 10:57 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — For two days, Edi Setiawan helped pull the dead and the living out of a sea of mud and debris, all of them victims of one of Indonesia's deadliest earthquakes in years. And then, half-buried in the brown sludge, he saw two motionless bodies that broke his heart. "I could see...
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Rescue teams carry the bodies of victims to a mass grave following a major earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 01, 2018 - 9:08 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Brightly colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 840 people and left thousands homeless. The death toll, largely from...
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Indonesian red cross team carry the body of a tsunami victim following a massive earthquake and tsunami at Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Bright-colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 01, 2018 - 6:33 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit part of central Indonesia (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Some 100 Indonesian troops have left the city of Makassar in southern Sulawesi island to help with rescue efforts in the country's quake- and tsunami-hit areas. The...
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Rescuers carry an earthquake survivor at restaurant building damaged by a massive earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off Sunday by damaged roads and downed communication lines. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
September 30, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers struggled Sunday to reach victims in several large coastal towns in Indonesia that were hit by an earthquake and tsunami, and authorities feared that the toll of more than 800 confirmed dead would rise. With the area largely cut off by damaged roads and downed...
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A rescuer inspects the damage of Roa-Roa Hotel following a massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off Sunday by damaged roads and downed communication lines. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
September 30, 2018 - 11:00 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency says the mass grave it is digging in the city of Palu for earthquake and tsunami victims will hold at least 300 bodies. Agency chief...
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September 30, 2018 - 8:02 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 3 p.m. Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 466 migrants attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to European shores. The service says its rescue craft pulled the migrants...
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The ruin of a mosque badly damaged by earthquake and tsunami is seen in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. (AP Photo/Rifki)
September 29, 2018 - 1:44 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Indonesian television and other media, citing disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, says the death toll from the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami has jumped to 384. The figure...
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Indonesian men walk past the wreckage of a car following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. A tsunami swept away buildings and killed large number of people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, dumping victims caught in its relentless path across a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach Saturday, hindered by damaged roads and broken communications. (AP Photo/Rifki)
September 29, 2018 - 11:56 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Residents too afraid to sleep indoors camped out in the darkness Saturday while victims recounted harrowing stories of being separated from their loved ones a day after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that unleashed waves as high as 6 meters (20 feet), killing...
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This photo provided by Blue Flag Construction shows an Air Niugini plane floating in Pacific lagoon after its crash-landing in Pacific lagoon near Chuuk Airport in Weno, Federated States of Micronesia, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. All of the passengers and crew survived the crash landing. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island, according to the airline. (Blue Flag Construction via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 4:52 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All 47 passengers and crew survived a plane's crash landing in a Pacific lagoon Friday morning, wading through waist-deep water to the emergency exits and escaping on local boats that came to the rescue in the Micronesia archipelago. Seven people were taken to a...
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A Syrian woman with her children disembarks from a ferry, at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. About 400 migrants and refugees arrived at the port from the island of Lesbos as authorities have been moving hundreds of migrants deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp to camps on the mainland. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 25, 2018 - 9:25 am
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The European Union says it is not legally responsible for dealing with an NGO rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea with 58 migrants aboard and has not been asked to help find safe harbor for the vessel. EU...
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