Worker who raised alarm before deadly New Orleans hotel collapse to be deported

Honduran Delmer Joel Ramrez Palma, who has lived in New Orleans for 18 years, warned supervisors of safety concerns A construction worker who attempted to warn managers about building dangers and was seriously injured in last month’s deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans, will be deported on Monday, his lawyers said this week. […]

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Ship of horrors: life and death on the lawless high seas

The long read: From bullying and sexual assault to squalid living conditions and forced labour, working at sea can be a grim business and one deep-sea fishing fleet is particularly notorious On the night of 14 August 2010, the captain of a South Korean trawler, the Oyang 70, left Port Chalmers, New Zealand, for what […]

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The ecological misfortune that turned a vast Bolivian lake into a salt desert

What was once the countrys second largest lake is now a salt flat and the vanish waters are taking an indigenous communities way of life with them The remainder of an ancient ocean at the heart of South America is fast becoming a memory: a white expanse of salt stretchings for miles, with just a […]

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Strong earthquake makes Indonesia, triggering brief tsunami warning

Authorities caution considerable damage to poorly constructed structures possible in Sulawesi from 6.8 -magnitude quake A strong 6.8 -magnitude earthquake has rocked eastern Indonesia, reportedly killing one person and triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground. The quake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 17 kilometres off the […]

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Missing Kiribati ferry: Australia and US join search for survivors

Up to 100 people are feared to have been on Pacific island vessel when it capsized South Pacific Missing Kiribati ferry: Australia and US join search for survivors Up to 100 people are feared to have been on Pacific island vessel when it capsized Eleanor Ainge Roy @EleanorAingeRoy Mon 29 Jan 2018 01. 47 EST […]

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Hurricane Michael: rubble of obliterated Mexico Beach yields new victim

Searchers raise official death toll from category four blizzard as officials say 285 people may have defied evacuation order Rescuers intensified their efforts on Saturday in the attempt to find survivors amid the wreckings of a small Florida Panhandle community that was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael. One body had already been recovered. Crews with […]

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Republicans must follow Ardern’s result and stand up to the gun lobby | Dani Garavelli

In stark contrast to the US, New Zealand is showing how a country invested in the safety of its citizens ought to respond, writes the Scotland on Sunday columnist Dani Garavelli Hours after 50 worshippers were killed at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was already promising to tighten up the […]

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Turtles’ absence from Nicaraguan stronghold raises alarm for future

Not a single leatherback nested at the Chacocente reserve this year as the species faces menaces of poaching and warming seas Every year, from November through March, leatherback sea turtles arrive to the secluded coasts of the Rio Escalante Chacocente wildlife reserve on Nicaragua‘s Pacific coast to lay their eggs. Though leatherback nesting habits vary, […]

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A bomb silenced Daphne Caruana Galizia. But her investigation lives on

The Daphne Project uncovers the tale so far behind the murder of a Maltese journalist The explosion was so loud it shook the windows of the family home. In a cold panic, Matthew Caruana Galizia ran to the front door, barefoot.” That moment, opening the door, the dogs barking, the lighting, I simply believed I […]

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Cancun: from tourist beach paradise to hotbed of Mexico’s drug violence

The murder of an alleged cartel boss in his hospital bed is the latest outrage in a resort city torn by trafficking and corruption The Playamed hospital is an unremarkable two-storey building on a quiet street lined with red-blossomed flame trees, just a few minutes’ drive from the white-sand beaches and all-inclusive resorts of Cancun’s […]

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