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Four missing after being buried by avalanche in Swiss Alps

24th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteFour people are missing after being buried in an avalanche near Bovernier in the Swiss Alps. The group were hit by the morning avalanche at an altitude of 2,800m (9,200ft) near the borders with France and Italy. Rescue teams are currently on the scene looking for the missing […]

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Russian tourist tries to smuggle drugged orangutan out of Bali

24th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A Russian tourist has been arrested for trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Andrei Zhestkov was taken into custody at the airport after an X-ray found the two-year-old male ape in a rattan basket inside his luggage. A spokesman […]

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Minister killed in al Shabab attack in Somalia

24th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA minister is among five dead after gunmen stormed a government building in Somalia. The country’s deputy labour minister Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla was killed in his ground floor office shortly after gunmen stormed into the building in Mogadishu. Image: Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla, Somalia’s deputy minister of labour and […]

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RAF to take 20 tonnes of supplies to cyclone survivors

24th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteAn RAF aircraft is to deliver 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies to countries devastated by Cyclone Idai. The A400M Atlas aircraft will help provide critical aid to the survivors in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The government of Mozambique has declared a national emergency after the cyclone, and […]

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Polls open for Thailand's first election since military coup

24th March 2019 | 0

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Lagoon's 'incredible refuge' may hold secret to coral survival

23rd March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Thomas Moore, science correspondent The secret to coral survival in a warming world could lie in Aldabra’s vast inland ‘sea’. Coral reefs in the huge lagoon, which is big enough to swallow Manhattan twice over, survived the mass bleaching event in 2016 in much better health […]

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No aid, no government – just a rusty boat to flee Cyclone Idai carnage

23rd March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By John Sparks, Africa correspondent We spotted a rusty-looking fishing boat fighting against the tide near the port city of Beira. The vessel was called the “Sesimbra” and it had nearly finished a long trip down river. But the captain and his crew were not on a […]

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More than 100 killed in Mali militia attack – reports

23rd March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteMore than a hundred people, including pregnant women and small children, have reportedly been killed by an ethnic militia in Mali. Armed men dressed as traditional Donzo hunters assaulted people in the central villages of Ogossagou and Welingara, the mayor of the nearby town of Bankass, Moulaye Guindo, […]

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Passengers relive 'scary' ordeal after tornado-like winds hit cruise ship

23rd March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA cruise ship which was evacuated after getting into difficulties in stormy weather is now sailing to port under its own steam. Hundreds of passengers were airlifted one-by-one to safety after the Viking Sky ship lost engine power off the west coast of Norway yesterday. Video posted on […]

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Passengers evacuated after Viking Sky cruise ship's engines fail

23rd March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteRescue helicopters have begun evacuating the 1,300 passengers and crew from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky had been drifting towards land and had sent out a mayday signal. It […]

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