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Damaged Ship Leaking Oil off Mauritius Could Split: PM

Damaged Ship Leaking Oil off Mauritius Could Split: PM

A ship that ran aground off Mauritius leaking tonnes of oil into the ocean is cracking, the prime minister said Sunday, threatening an even greater ecological and economic disaster for the island nation. More than 1,000 tons of fuel has seeped from the bulk carrier MV Wakashio into the azure sea

US Hits 5 Million Virus Cases as Trump Criticized Over Relief Package

US Hits 5 Million Virus Cases as Trump Criticized Over Relief Package

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package. The US has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, recording nearly 163,000 deaths

Gunmen Kill 6 French Tourists in Niger

Gunmen on motorcycles killed six French tourists and two Nigeriens in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday, a senior official said. The attackers struck in a giraffe reserve in the West African country's Kouré area, the governor of Tillaberi, Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, told Reuters. The two Niger

Brazil Approaches 100,000 Confirmed Virus Deaths

Brazil Approaches 100,000 Confirmed Virus Deaths

Brazil is approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. That comes five months after the first reported case in a nation of 210 million, which has not shown signs of slowing the disease.

South Korea Floods, Landslides Kill 26 as Heavy Rains Continue

South Korea Floods, Landslides Kill 26 as Heavy Rains Continue

At least 26 people have died after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country’s longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Saturday. More than 3,000 people had been evacuated as of 6 am local time on Saturday (2100 GMT Friday), according to Mi

Mauritius Declares Emergency as Oil Spill Crisis Worsens

Mauritius Declares Emergency as Oil Spill Crisis Worsens

The prime minister of Mauritius has declared a state of environmental emergency and appealed to France for urgent assistance as oil from a grounded cargo ship spilled unabated into the island nation's protected waters. Rough seas have hampered efforts to stop fuel leaking from the bulk carrier MV

Experts: Beirut Blast a Wake-up Call on Ammonium Nitrate’s Dangers

Experts: Beirut Blast a Wake-up Call on Ammonium Nitrate’s Dangers

A blast that devastated Beirut should be a wake-up call for countries on the dangers of ammonium nitrate, which caused the explosion, experts say. Lebanese authorities said 2,750 tons of the industrial chemical had been stored for six years at Beirut port without safety measures.

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