Posts Tagged ‘trapped’

Americans Trapped By Taliban With No Rescue Plan Happy To Hear They Are Not Stranded

Americans Trapped By Taliban With No Rescue Plan Happy To Hear They Are Not Stranded KABUL—Americans stuck in Afghanistan with no way to get to the airport or sneak past the Taliban are relieved after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that they’re not actually stranded.  “It’s irresponsible to say these Americans are stranded,” said […]

‘What about our future?’ The Iranian Kurds trapped in Iraq and forgotten by the international community

In May, 25-year-old Ako sat in a hospital room next to his friend Behzad Mahmoudi, who was wrapped head to toe in bandages. Behzad, an Iranian Kurdish asylum seeker, had set himself on fire outside the United Nations’ headquarters in Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq. He was protesting his […]

Biden Tells 40,000 Americans Trapped in Afghanistan: ‘Tough Luck’

Following Joe Biden’s deadly decision to pull out of Afghanistan, which has led to the Taliban taking over the country, American citizens stranded there are being told by his administration that they are on their own. Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed there are from “10,000 to as many as 40,000” Americans still stranded inside Afghanistan. […]

Video: Trump Warns Taliban Will Use Trapped Americans As “Hostages”

Speaking with Hannity Tuesday night, President Trump warned that the Americans who are trapped in Afghanistan thanks to the total lack of contingency by the Biden administration will be used as hostages by the Taliban. “We’re being set up. They have all those people and I can guarantee you they consider them to be hostages,” […]

Without Warning, Visiting Chinese Become Trapped in City Under Lockdown

More than 30 college students have been trapped under lockdown in Yangzhou city during their summer internship, due to a surge in CCP virus infections. An unknown number of other visitors were also affected when the city unexpectedly announced the lockdown. On July 28, local officials announced outbreaks in “hotspots” and initiated the lockdown in the […]

Race to rescue 14 workers trapped inside a flooded tunnel in China

Efforts are underway to rescue over a dozen workers in southern China who were trapped inside an under-construction tunnel that sprung a leak and subsequently flooded, two days after the mishap occurred. An evacuation had begun on Wednesday after workers noticed the tunnel had sprung a leak. The tunnel collapsed in the early hours of […]

21 Trapped in Flooded Xinjiang Coal Mine: Chinese State Media

BEIJING—Twenty-one miners are trapped in a flooded coal mine in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday, citing a local emergency department. A section of the mine filled with water, leading to power outages just after 6 p.m. on Saturday when 29 miners were working at the site in Hutubi […]

Rescue underway to free 21 miners trapped in China – watch

Twenty-one miners are trapped in a flooded coalmine in northwest China‘s Xinjiang region, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday, citing a local emergency department. A section of the mine filled with water, leading to power outages just after 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) on Saturday when 29 miners were working at the site in […]

Thai Navy Conducts Purrfect Rescue Of Cats Trapped On Sinking Ship

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai navy sailors braved choppy waters to launch a dramatic rescue this week after discovering four cats had been abandoned on a sinking ship that caught fire off a paradise island. After the crew had been taken to safety on Tuesday, the navy was sent to the site of the capsized vessel […]

3 young children die of smoke inhalation while trapped in fire at their home

Three young children died of smoke inhalation in a fire at their home on Thursday morning in the Bedouin town of Hura in the south of Israel. The siblings from the Abu Sbeit family — Abrar, 1, Khaled, 3, and Lilah, 4 — apparently suffocated, with some assessments suggesting the blaze could have been sparked […]

Hundreds Of Cows Have Been Trapped At Sea In ‘Hellish’ Conditions For 2 Months

CARTAGENA, Spain (Reuters) – More than 850 cows that spent months aboard a ship wandering across the Mediterranean are not fit for transport anymore and should be killed, according to a confidential report by Spanish government veterinarians seen by Reuters. The cows were kept in what an animal rights activist called “hellish” conditions on the […]

China rescues four miners after 14 days trapped underground – CCTV

Chinese rescuers pulled 11 gold miners to safety on Sunday with most of them in good condition after 14 days trapped underground after an explosion, but 10 colleagues were still unaccounted for, state media reported.Television footage showed the first miner as he was brought to the surface in the morning, a black blindfold shielding his […]

Eleven workers rescued from China mine after being trapped for two weeks

Eleven workers trapped for two weeks by an explosion inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday. State broadcaster CCTV showed workers being hauled up one-by-one in baskets on Sunday afternoon, their eyes shielded to protect them after so many days in darkness. One worker was reported to have died […]

Great Caution is Needed to Prevent Farming Getting Trapped in Unsustainable Systems

Governments in many countries grapple with the challenge of retaining the support of farmers who are considered important in electoral politics. At the same time several of these governments work under the impact of powerful business interests. From the narrow point of view of these governments the skill is in somehow managing to keep both […]

Cause of mysterious ‘trapped energy’ found, Tel Aviv municipality says

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PJW Live: Trapped on “Plague Island”

The World Health Organization has changed the definition of “herd immunity,” eliminating the pre-COVID consensus that it could be achieved by allowing a virus to spread through a population, and insisting that herd immunity comes solely from vaccines. The change occurred on a section of the WHO’s website entitled ‘Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Serology, antibodies and […]

Breaking News: Trapped Neanderthal Altamura Man Had A “Third Hand”

Altamura Man was a Neanderthal who lived in southern Italy at least 130,000 years ago. His fossilized skeleton was uncovered by a team of cavers in 1993 AD, entombed within calcite mineral deposits in the karst cave system near Altamura, a town in southern Italy. Altamura Man, the ancient hunter, represents the most complete and […]

VIDEO: Ohio Police Rescue Woman Trapped in Sinking Minivan that Crashed into River

Ohio police rescued a 24-year-old woman who was trapped in a sinking minivan that crashed into a river Sunday night, according to bodycam footage released Monday. The woman was on her way home from work around 9 p.m. when she fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed her minivan into the Mahoning River, the City of […]

World’s Oldest Sperm Cells Found Trapped in Amber

Paleontologists working in Myanmar have found the oldest sperm cells in the world. They were trapped in amber 100 million years ago, have been described as ‘giant,’ and come from a mussel-like crustacean. The creature housing the reproductive cells has also been declared a unique species and a fantastic find for researchers interested in the […]

How Gaza came to be trapped ‘from fence to fence’

Editor’s note: This essay by Jehad Abusalim is an edited excerpt from the book “Gaza as Metaphor,” co-edited by Helga Tawil-Souri and Dina Matar, and published in 2016 by Hurst. The book includes further contributions from Salman Abu Sitta, Mouin Rabbani, Selma Dabbagh, Sara Roy, and Sherene Seikaly, among others. Jehad’s section is particularly timely to revisit. […]

‘Tell mom I loved her’: Heart-breaking texts from kids trapped in Siberia mall where scores died

The tragedy shook Russia’s western Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, just before the beginning of school holidays. The fire started on the top floor of the four-story shopping mall, which housed a cinema that was packed with parents and children at the time of the blaze. It quickly spread throughout the complex. Witnesses say […]

Stunning photo captures single atom trapped in magnetic field

‘Single Atom in an Ion Trap’ was taken by David Nadlinger, from the University of Oxford through a window of a ultra-high vacuum chamber that houses the ion trap. The striking image was awarded the overall prize in a national science photography competition, organized by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It shows […]

"Trans-age" man claims that he’s a nine-year-old girl trapped in a man’s body

     Ideas have consequences-that might be cliché, but it’s about time our culture remembered that. The transgender phenomenon, which has already spawned ludicrously serious conversations about whether or not “trans-race” is a thing, with white lady Rachel Dolezal claiming to be black, and “trans-age” having some insist that they are not the age that they […]

Waiting for spring? New US warship trapped in icy Montreal waterway

The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock has been behind schedule almost from the very beginning of its military duties. Its first journey to its home port at Mayport Naval Station in Florida from Buffalo, New York, where it was commissioned on December 16, was delayed three days due to the weather. […]

Heaviest snow in decades: Evacuations underway as 13,000 tourists trapped in Alps (PHOTOS)

The snow blocked road and rail links on Sunday, AFP reported. Local authorities are working under “high pressure” to resolve the situation, according to Zermatt’s official website. However, stranded tourists will be unable to hit the slopes due to a high risk of avalanche. “It is not possible to do downhill or cross country [skiing], […]

You’ve goat to be kidding: Police search for ‘man’ trapped in ravine

A passerby called the emergency services after hearing a ‘man screaming for help’ near Gorge Road in Arthurs Point on Sunday afternoon, Stuff NZ reports. The good Samaritan “thought someone was yelling for help in the bush,” a police spokeswoman told the NZ Herald. A search and rescue team arrived to locate the trapped man. […]

Israel uses fighters trapped in Gaza tunnel as "bargaining chips"

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 2 November 2017 The body of Muhammad Marwan al-Agha, a Hamas naval commando, is taken to a hospital after he was killed on a tunnel demolition on 30 October. Yasser Qudih APA images The military wing of Islamic Jihad announced on Friday that the bodies of five of its fighters […]

Israel using fighters trapped in Gaza tunnel as "bargaining chips"

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 2 November 2017 The body of Muhammad Marwan al-Agha, a Hamas naval commando, is taken to a hospital after he was killed on a tunnel demolition on 30 October. Yasser Qudih APA images Human rights groups are calling on Israel’s high court to allow Palestinian rescue workers to recover five […]

Workout gone wrong: Man gets penis trapped in iron weight

The unnamed man became trapped in the 2.5kg iron plate on Friday morning in the German city of Worms. READ MORE: Penis enlargement surgery claims life of man, in world first With the weight still attached to his manhood, he somehow managed to get himself to a local hospital. However, it appears the medical center did […]

Koala rides 16km trapped behind wheel until driver hears her cry (PHOTOS)

An unsuspecting koala went on what turned out to be a traumatizing road trip last weekend near Adelaide, according to the Advertiser. The marsupial had apparently crawled under a four-wheel-drive vehicle and was later discovered by the driver.  READ MORE: Oz police rescue dehydrated baby koala from motorist’s handbag (PHOTOS) The man immediately called the koala […]

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