Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may ‘break in two’ as cracks appear

A stranded Japanese ship off the coast of Mauritius has leaked about 1,000 tons of crude oil into the island’s once-pristine waters, destroying its coral reefs and polluting its ecosystem. Urgent efforts have been intensified to empty the vessel before it succumbs to high winds and waves, splitting in two. Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may ‘break in two’ as cracks appear

Two Formerly-Captive Beluga Whales Moved to Iceland Sanctuary

Wildlife conservationists have transported “Little White” and “Little Grey,” two previously-captive beluga whales into a first-of-its-kind open water sanctuary in Iceland. Organizers hope other captive beluga whales may one day join “Little White” and “Little Grey” in the bay. On August 7, wildlife conservationists transported the two beluga whales from their landside pool into a … Read more Two Formerly-Captive Beluga Whales Moved to Iceland Sanctuary

Volunteers Struggle to Contain An Oil Spill Threatening Mauritius White Sand Beaches

A grounded bulk carrier that has leaked oil into the Indian Ocean and blackened the coast of Mauritius is cracking more and risks breaking apart entirely, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth said. “Based on reports from the salvage master and his expert team, there are several cracks which continued to develop. These cracks unfortunately … Read more Volunteers Struggle to Contain An Oil Spill Threatening Mauritius White Sand Beaches

Two beluga whales move step closer to open water home | ITV News

Two beluga whales that had not been in the sea for almost 10 years have been moved to an open water sanctuary. Little Grey and Little White are in a care area at the world’s first open water sanctuary for belugas at Klettsvik Bay off the south coast of Iceland. It is the first time … Read more Two beluga whales move step closer to open water home | ITV News

Migrant crossings ‘bad, stupid, dangerous and criminal thing to do’, says Boris Johnson | ITV News

Boris Johnson has branded migrants’ Channel crossings a “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do” as he hinted at changing laws to tackle the crisis. The prime minister’s comments came as a French politician warned the UK’s decision to send in the Royal Navy “won’t change anything” and a former Home … Read more Migrant crossings ‘bad, stupid, dangerous and criminal thing to do’, says Boris Johnson | ITV News

Boris Johnson Plans Tighter U.K. Laws to Stop Migrant Crossings

Boris Johnson promised to re-write laws he says make it “very difficult” to deport migrants and asylum seekers ruled to have no right to stay in the U.K., as pressure builds on his government to stem the flow of small boats crossing the English Channel from France. More than 4,000 people have reached the British … Read more Boris Johnson Plans Tighter U.K. Laws to Stop Migrant Crossings

Oil Spill: Leaking Carrier Risks Breakup Near Mauritius as Weather Worsens

Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef. The grounded bulk carrier that blackened the coast of Mauritius is cracking more and risks breaking apart … Read more Oil Spill: Leaking Carrier Risks Breakup Near Mauritius as Weather Worsens

Teenagers detained at Queensland shopping centre for alleged coronavirus breaches | ABC News

Queensland police are questioning two teenage girls at a Sunshine Coast shopping centre over alleged COVID-19 breaches. The teenagers, one from New South Wales and one from the Sunshine Coast, were detained at the Noosa Civic Shopping Centre this afternoon. Police said the teenagers, aged 15 and 16, travelled to Queensland last Friday before the … Read more Teenagers detained at Queensland shopping centre for alleged coronavirus breaches | ABC News

Outrage over President Ouattara’s third term bid

Outrage grows in Ivory Coast over President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term. Opposition and civil society groups say the move threatens to tip the country into chaos.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Outrage over President Ouattara’s third term bid

23yo woman with terminal cancer says two doctors failed to take lump biopsy | ABC News

A young Gold Coast woman diagnosed with terminal cancer is warning others against complacency. Three years ago, Ashleigh Simrajh sought medical advice for a lump on her leg, but she says neither practitioner she went to ran any tests. The lump was melanoma and now the 23-year-old is in palliative care. Ashleigh Stevenson reports. #ABCNews … Read more 23yo woman with terminal cancer says two doctors failed to take lump biopsy | ABC News

Severe weather warning issued for Sydney as South Coast towns evacuated | ABC News

A severe weather warning for wild surf, damaging winds and heavy rainfall has been issued from Sydney to the South Coast, and residents of Moruya CBD and Sussex Inlet are evacuating due to flooding. The NSW State Emergency Service issued the urgent evacuation order to residents of Sussex Inlet at 3:30pm and Moruya’s CBD at … Read more Severe weather warning issued for Sydney as South Coast towns evacuated | ABC News

Bad Weather Hurts Efforts to Stop Oil Spill Off Mauritius

Bad weather hindered efforts to contain an oil spill from a bulk carrier off the southeastern coast of Mauritius that experts say may cause huge damage to the country’s coastal waters and marine wildlife. The National Coast Guard and Polyeco, an environment services company, are trying to contain the leakage from the Panama-flagged MV Wakashio, … Read more Bad Weather Hurts Efforts to Stop Oil Spill Off Mauritius

Record number of migrants cross English Channel – navy may be called in

If you want to see one consequence of the failure of politics in the Middle East, you do not have to go further than the Kent coast where a record number of migrants have attempted to cross the English Channel in recent days. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Anja Popp is in Dover. ———————– Follow us on Instagram … Read more Record number of migrants cross English Channel – navy may be called in

Ivory Coast President Ouattara says he will run for third term

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party’s nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Ivory Coast President Ouattara says he will run for third term