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Dramatic footage emerged Tuesday May 5, 2015, filmed by a crew member, showing a Mediterranean Sea rescue of migrants on a sinking rubber boat desperately clambering up ropes and a ladder from the cargo ship Zeran that came to their aid on May 3, 2015, in the sea between Libya and Sicily.  Five bodies were recovered and were brought ashore Tuesday along with the migrant survivors to the port in Catania, Sicily, Italy. [Associated Press]

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from deflating dinghy

CATANIA, Sicily — Migrants frantically shimmied up ropes dangling from a towering rescue ship and others jumped into the water grasping at lifesavers. Five bodies were recovered and more were feared drowned in the latest Mediterranean migrant tragedy. A video shot from the cargo ship that came to the migrants' resc …

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  1. In Cuba's Hershey, where an American experiment ended bitterly, hopes stir

    World

    HERSHEY, Cuba — Along the coastal highway 30 miles east of Havana, the road signs point to a turnoff for Camilo Cienfuegos City. It doesn't exist. At least not by that name.

    A boy rides a horse down 13th Street as an older friend bicycles alongside in Hershey, Cuba. [Sarah L. Voisin | Washington Post]
  2. Gov. Rick Scott leaves meeting with HHS Secretary Burwell empty-handed

    National

    WASHINGTON — Gov. Rick Scott's meeting Wednesday with the Obama Administration's top health care official failed to resolve a funding standoff, prompting him to say he will prepare an emergency "base" budget to keep state government operating after June 30.

    Governor Rick Scott speaks to members of the media after a meeting with Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell Wednesday in Washington, DC. Governor Scott met with Secretary Burwell to discuss his funding request for a Low Income Pool program which will be expire June 30.  [Getty Images]
  3. Germanwings crash co-pilot rehearsed descent on earlier flight, report says

    World

    PARIS — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Dusseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday.

    Rescue workers at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 near Le Vernet, France, March 31, 2015. Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying the airliner into the French Alps, appears to have rehearsed the plane's fatal dive during an earlier flight on the day of the crash, the French authorities said in a preliminary report published on May 6, 2015. [Yves Malenfer/French Interior Ministry | The New York Times]
  4. In Cuba's Hershey, where an American experiment ended bitterly, hopes stir

    World

    HERSHEY, Cuba — Along the coastal highway 30 miles east of Havana, the road signs point to a turnoff for Camilo Cienfuegos City. It doesn't exist. At least not by that name.

    A boy rides a horse down 13th Street as an older friend bicycles alongside in Hershey, Cuba. [Sarah L. Voisin | Washington Post]
  5. Migrant children are being caught in Africa's trafficking machine

    World

    ZAWIYAH, Libya — The no-money-down offer was too tempting for the children to resist.