A cable car carrying six children and two adults dangled hundreds of feet above the ground in a remote part of Pakistan after it broke. Army commandos rescued them after an hourslong operation.
The oscillating Fireball was just sliding down from its vertical loop at a festival in Crandon, Wis., on Sunday when it stopped unexpectedly, suspending its passengers for hours.
On Wednesday, Susie Goodall was 2,000 miles west of South America when her boat capsized in heavy wind, breaking its mast and knocking her unconscious.
After he ran out of cooking gas, Aldi Novel Adilang started using wood from his craft to cook fish. He drifted from Indonesia to waters around Guam.
The ARA San Juan disappeared last week off the coast of Patagonia. Argentine officials say that they can't confirm that satellite signals received over the weekend came from the sub.
Two sailors who said they drifted thousands of miles off course were picked up in the Pacific last week by the U.S. Navy. But it turns out the women had an emergency beacon they never turned on.
A storm of this magnitude affects many animals. Uplifting videos show people rescuing all kinds of animals from Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Helicopters managed to extract 65 people from the gondolas late on Thursday — but then night fell, and the remaining trapped tourists had to wait until morning to be rescued.
Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.