MADRID — Spanish Maritime Rescue services on Saturday saved 53 immigrants from a dinghy 49 nautical miles off the cost of Malaga, Spanish media reported.
The rescue happened after 7 a.m. local time(0600 GMT) when authorities were alerted to the presence of the boat.
Forty-nine men, three women and a child, who were on board the ship, were saved by a patrol boat. (Spain-Rescue-Immigrants)
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SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf pledged on Saturday full investigations into an overnight fire which killed at least 9 people while another 25 were still unaccounted for in Oakland, east of San Francisco.
The mayor said at a press conference after the fire that the building was only permitted as a warehouse.
The police will be active at the scene for the next 48 hours, while the unstable structure made the searching process very slow, said Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly. (Oakland-Fire-Ray Kelly)
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BAGHDAD — At least four people were killed and nine others wounded on Saturday in a car bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a government statement said.
The attack took place in the afternoon when a booby-trapped car detonated at a crowded area near a government building in Baghdad’s central district of Shawaka, the statement of the Baghdad Operations Command said.
A police source told Xinhua that the blast destroyed many civilian cars and caused damages to several nearby buildings. (Baghdad-Car Bomb-Shawaka)
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HONOLULU — Heavy snow fell in mountain areas of Hawaii’s Big Land, while a winter storm warning would be in effect through Saturday evening for elevations above 11,000 feet (3,352 meters).
Many local residents and visitors saw a rare view of snow capping the high peaks and slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa mountains. According to the National Park Service, a very thick blanket of snow was visible as low as 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). No threats to local life was reported so far. (Hawaii-Snow-Mauna Kea) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/