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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Tourists and tech bring resilient Iceland back from the brink

When the country lets its banks go bust 10 years ago, there appears to be no timetable for recovery. Things have changed Ten years since the financial crisis in Iceland, the noise of the computer servers mining for bitcoin on a former Nato airbase is many decibels louder than the vast turbines spinning away in […]

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Canada approves sale of genetically modified salmon

Agencies: modified fish as safe and nutritious as conventional salmon, with growth hormone genes from two fish allowing it to grow twice as fast Health authorities in Canada have approved a fast-growing, genetically altered salmon as safe for intake, paving the style for it to become the first genetically modified animal to be allowed on […]

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Why is Saudi Arabia under flame over Jamal Khashoggi, but not Yemen?

The alleged killing of a dissident journalist has had more global impact than unchecked Saudi aggression in Yemen The alleged killing of the royal court insider turned journalist Jamal Khashoggi has quite rightly triggered a diplomatic crisis for Saudi Arabia, but it would appear it has not jeopardised any of the multibillion-dollar arms deals between […]

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How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practise of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldmanenvironmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian was […]

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European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practice of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldman environmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian […]

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