Indonesia and US join forces to police the seas | Johnny Langenheim

Johnny Langenheim: A new strategic partnership to improve marine law enforcement and combat illegal fishing in Indonesia builds on existing progress President Joko Widodos plan to establish Indonesia as a global maritime axis took a step forward last week as US ambassador Robert Blake announced a partnership program to help improve marine law enforcement and […]

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Desperation drives American dream in Guatemalan town of lost opportunity

Indigenous farmers in Cajol have insured their livelihoods devastated by free trade deals and agribusiness, and will take desperate hazards to support their families Honofre Peres doesnt know whether he should stay or run. The 36 -year-old builder wants his four children be left in school, but construction work is sporadic and poorly paid, and […]

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‘ Coolest place on planet’ accolade stirs interest in Ireland’s wild north

National Geographic Traveller love Donegal, and local people in an area struggling for jobs and worried about Brexit see only benefits Mornings in Donegal can be so beautiful they take the breath away. Last week, soft pinkish lighting violated through early clouds hanging over Killybegs harbour, bouncing off the water of the port and into […]

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He’s the real thing: how Shakespeare influenced the American ad industry

From Abraham Lincoln to Coca-Cola, the Folger Shakespeare Library shows how the Bard and his plays became embedded in American history and advertising A handsomely bind complete works of William Shakespeare stands upright beside opera glasses, a blue lace hankie and a single rose. On the wall is a picture of President Thomas Jeffersons house […]

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Hokkaido releases manga comic to combat North Korean threat

Weeks after weapons overflew Japanese island, officers render comic advising residents what to do in event of exam launch Schoolchildren take cover beneath their desks, while a farmer jumping out of his tractor and crouches face down in a field. Off the coast, the crew of a fishing barge conceal behind their vessel’s wheelhouse. The […]

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Loud orgies of Mexican fish could deafen dolphins, say scientists

Mating call of the Gulf corvina, which is under threat from overfishing, sounds like a really loud machine gun A species of Mexican fish amasses in reproductive orgies so loud they can deafen other ocean animals, frightened scientists have said, calling for preservation of the “spectacle” threatened by overfishing. An individual spawning Gulf corvina, say […]

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Foreign Office defends navy for ordering Spanish warship out of Gibraltar waters

Patrol boat Infanta Cristina strays into British province amid row between UK and Spain over enclaves post-Brexit future The British Foreign Office defended the Royal Navys decision to order a Spanish warship out of Gibraltars disputed territorial waters, the most recent spat in the row between the UK and Spain over the enclaves future after […]

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‘We ain’t doing no damn good’: volunteer rescuers struggle in Houston

The Cajun navy force of helpers from Louisiana are making an unexpected problem in the Harvey-flooded city residents declining to evacuate The three men drove through the night from Louisiana carrying three boats, ready for whatever the storm would throw at them. Brad Johns and his dad Wayne, and their friend John Utesch, helped save […]

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Vietnam removes protesters gathered for anti-China rally in Hanoi

About two dozen people are bused away even before they begin their protest against Beijings claims in the South China Sea Dozens of Vietnamese who gathered for an anti-China protest in central Hanoi were taken away by authorities on Sunday as they tried to rally support for an international tribunals ruling rejecting Beijings asserts in […]

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China blocking access to disputed South China Sea atoll- reports

Philippine media claims ships from Beijing are guarding the disputed Quirino Atoll in the Spratly islands and chased fishing vessels away China has reportedly stationed up to five ships around a disputed atoll in the South China Sea, avoiding Filipino fishing vessels from accessing traditional angling grounds. In a move that is likely to raise […]

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