South Korean fishing boat capsizes, killing most people on board

Coastguard official says at least 13 people have died and two are missing after barge hit refuelling ship and overturned At least 13 people have been killed after a South Korean angling barge collided with a refuelling ship and capsized, the coastguard said on Sunday. An official from the Korea coastguard said seven people had […]

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Typhoon Melor: three people dead as blizzard lashes the Philippines

Millions left without power as typhoons heavy rain and strong winds pound the Bicol peninsula and Romblon islands Typhoon Melor engraved through the central Philippines on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and strong breezes that left millions without power and at the least three people dead, officials said. One person succumbed of hypothermia while two others […]

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Superstar of anti-dolphin killing film The Cove held by Japanese immigration

Ric OBarry seen in documentary about carnage in a Japanese village says government is waging a war on dolphins The star of Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, about the killing of dolphins in a village in Japan, has been detained by immigration authorities at Tokyos Narita international airport. Ric OBarry an American known for training the […]

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Xiaolu Guo:’ There was no private or personal space in China’

The writer and film-maker on the adversities of growing up in communist China and the shock of detecting artistic freedom Xiaolu Guo is a Chinese writer and film-maker based in London. She was named one of Grantas best young British novelists in 2013, and has been shortlisted for the Orange prize. Her memoir, Once Upon […]

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Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing shanty

Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working alone in a rompong when heavy winds snapped its moorings An Indonesian teenager has survived 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut, before he was rescued by a Panamanian-flagged vessel and returned home. Aldi Novel Adilang, a 19 -year-old from Sulawesi, ran as a lamp keeper on […]

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Australian coroner ends mystery of ‘ghost ship’

Crew of yacht detected floating off Great Barrier Reef &# x27; suffered freak accident &# x27 ;P TAGEND The catamaran, Kaz II, procured floating off Queensland. Photo: Cameron Laird/ Rex Features When the yacht Kaz II was discovered off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, floating and no one on board, there were many hypothesis about what […]

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Does North Korea’s latest rocket exam have Alaskans frets?

Experts fear that Tuesdays launch demonstrates Alaska is within the regimes firing range, but many locals say their concerns are closer to home Alaskas leaders say North Koreas test of intercontinental missiles demonstrates the necessity of achieving beefed-up missile defense in this frontier state. Thats the politicians, anyway. Many Alaskans say theyre more worried about […]

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The new Hawaii? Surfers flock to Taiwan, an island nation that fears the sea

Typhoon swell and a host of surf places have set a fishing village on the pro-circuit a big change for a culture whose malaise with China created an aversion to the ocean Set against a background of lush green mountains sweeping down to a Pacific ocean swell, the village of Jinzun Harbour reminds some surfers […]

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