Search and rescue efforts

This undated photo released on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee", shows stranded migrants aboard a Italian Coast Guard boat as they are transferred from the SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship to Italian ships to continue the journey to Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the new populist government refused them safe port in a dramatic bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 2:52 pm
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — Italy's populist government on Tuesday lashed out at France for criticizing its refusal to allow safe harbor for a rescue ship with 629 migrants, instead sending two military vessels to take on some of the migrant passengers in the waters off Sicily and escort the ship on a...
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In this photo taken on Friday, June 1, 2018 the rescue vessel Aquarius ship approaches the Pozzallo harbor, Southern Italy. Spain stepped up Monday, June 11, 2018 and offered to take in a rescue ship carrying more than 600 migrants after Italy and Malta refused. Italy and Malta quickly thanked Spain's new Socialist prime minister for the offer to receive aid group SOS Mediterranee's ship at the port of Valencia. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
June 11, 2018 - 7:12 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's new "Italians first" government claimed victory Monday when the Spanish prime minister offered safe harbor to a private rescue ship after Italy and Malta refused to allow it permission to disembark its 629 migrant passengers in their ports. The Aquarius, a rescue vessel operated...
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Forensic workers examine the remains of victims of the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, eruption, in a cinderblock warehouse converted into a makeshift morgue, in Escuintla, Guatemala, Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Sonia Perez)
June 08, 2018 - 4:46 pm
ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Forensic experts worked Friday on the grim task of identifying dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, a disaster that has left at least 109 confirmed dead and nearly 200 still missing. Even as search and recovery...
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Bryan Rivera cries after looking at the remains of his house, after his family went missing during the Volcan de Fuego or "Volcano of Fire" eruption, in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Guatemala's national disaster agency suspended search and rescue efforts at the zone devastated by the eruption, saying climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material makes it dangerous for the rescuers. (AP Photo/Moisés Castillo)
June 07, 2018 - 9:37 pm
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers suspended search and recovery efforts Thursday at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to do the risky work themselves with rudimentary tools. Conred,...
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A rescue worker carries a flock of farm birds rescued from homes destroyed by the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," eruption, in El Rodeo, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Rescuers were concerned about possible dangers posed not only by more volcanic flows but also rain. Authorities have said the window is closing on the chances of finding anyone else alive in the devastation. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
June 06, 2018 - 7:27 pm
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Emergency crews pulled more bodies from what remained of villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire on Wednesday, but time was quickly running out to find survivors as the confirmed death toll rose to 99 with nearly 200 still missing...
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Lilian Hernandez, right, is comforted by her daughter at a Mormon church that has been enabled as a shelter near Escuintla, Guatemala, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Hernandez lost 36 family members in all, missing and presumed dead in the town of San Miguel Los Lotes after the fiery volcanic eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire, in south-central Guatemala. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
June 05, 2018 - 7:26 pm
ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Lilian Hernandez wept as she spoke the names of aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandmother and two great-grandchildren — 36 family members in all — missing and presumed dead in the explosion of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire. "My cousins Ingrid, Yomira, Paola, Jennifer,...
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A firefighter carries the body of a child recovered near the Volcan de Fuego, which means in Spanish Volcano of Fire, in Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. A fiery volcanic eruption in south-central Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing dozens. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
June 04, 2018 - 10:56 pm
EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 69 on Monday and was expected to go higher from a disaster that caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with...
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A truck is covered in volcanic ash spewed by Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. A fiery volcanic eruption in south-central Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
June 04, 2018 - 7:06 pm
EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — The Latest on the deadly volcano eruption in Guatemala (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The known death toll for the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire has taken a sudden jump upward. The director of Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Science says that 62 bodies...
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June 04, 2018 - 11:28 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are ending the search of a farm for the 1-year-old son of a woman who was found buried on the New York site. Crews spent 12 days looking for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, who was last seen with his mother, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon on May 16. Her body was found on May 23...
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Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, as seen from Alotenango, Guatemala, Sunday, June 3, 2018. One of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing people and injuring many others while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)
June 03, 2018 - 11:28 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — One of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing at least seven people and injuring 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. An undetermined number were missing, and authorities...
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