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New Italian government lets migrant rescue ship dock

In a sign that Italy's new government will reject the previous administration's hostile stance towards migrants, an aid ship carrying 82 people rescued from the Mediterranean has been granted permission to dock and let them disembark on Lampedusa, SOS Mediterranee, which operates the ship in partnership with MSF, and an Italian minister said on Twitter.

Missing in the Bahamas: 2,500 people

The number of missing in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian has dropped significantly, to 1,300, providing a bit of rare good news in one of the nastiest storms the archipelago has ever faced.

Hundreds of Bahamians told to get off ferry headed to US

The ferry boat operator that ordered dozens of Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the Bahamas off its boat apologized to passengers Monday but said it made the decision after being told more authorization for their travel was needed.

All four crew members trapped on cargo ship rescued

A fourth crew member who was trapped aboard a cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast has been rescued, the US Coast Guard said Monday. Three crew members were rescued earlier Monday, the Coast Guard said.

Jet skiers saved 100 trapped in Bahamas

Waters rose, beating against the house as a family of three hunkered on the second floor. Hour by hour, they checked the staircase to see how many steps had been lost to the water.

More than 100 people rescued in Bahamas

Amid rescues in devastated areas, officials in the Bahamas raised the death toll from Hurricane Dorian, brought in body bags and coolers and said hundreds of residents remain missing.