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Updated - Italy rescues 3,700 migrants, MOAS picks up 350

Updated - Italy rescues 3,700 migrants, MOAS picks up 350

Updated 4.38pm - Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya yesterday and this morning and up to 15 more rescue operations are currently under way, informed sources said. The MV Phoenix, which set out from Malta yesterday in the latest MOAS search and rescue operation is also currently rescuing some 350 migrants from a dinghy. A...

  • Baltimore mum spots son in riots, see what she did....

    Baltimore mum spots son in riots, see what she did....

    A Baltimore woman spotted her son taking part in riots which have blighted the US city yesterday. See what she did below: Rioting and arson erupted after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, who died after suffering a spinal...

  • Pastries treat for royal baby fans

    Pastries treat for royal baby fans

    Royal fans waiting for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby have received a special delivery of their own - pastries from the royal couple. William and Kate thanked ardent supporters camped outside the private maternity wing...

  • Space station docking with supply ship delayed by technical hitch

    Russia was forced to postpone the docking of an unmanned cargo ship with the International Space Station otoday because of a problem receiving data from the supply craft. The Progress M-27M should have docked with the orbiting station about six...

  • Multiple fires engulf Baltimore overnight

    Baltimore erupted in violence as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and at least 15 police officers were injured following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. The...

  • New York state to turn lights out for migrating birds

    New York state to turn lights out for migrating birds

    On their arduous flights North to their breeding grounds, birds migrating up the US East Coast will have one less peril to worry about - bright lights from state-owned and -managed buildings in New York. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday...

  • Greek PM says bailout deal is close

    Greece's prime minister said he hopes bailout talks between the cash-strapped country and its international creditors are "very close" to an initial deal. Alexis Tsipras ruled out early elections if the dragging negotiations fail. He told Star TV...

  • Nepal earthquake death toll rises

    Nepal earthquake death toll rises

    At least 4,352 bodies have so far been recovered after last week's massive earthquake that struck just outside of Nepal's capital Kathmandu. Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam said the toll includes 1,176 bodies recovered in...

  • Nepal struggles to organise quake relief as many depart

    Nepal struggles to organise quake relief as many depart

    Death toll rises to more than 3,700 two days after Saturday’s devastating earthquake while international aid is slowed down by more aftershocks Nepalese officials scrambled yesterday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and...

  • Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay executions of drug convicts

    Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay executions of drug convicts

    Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from Australia and the Philippines to spare their nationals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a final...

  • IS kills five journalists working for Libyan TV

    Islamic State militants have slit the throats of five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said yesterday. The reporters had been missing since August, when they left the eastern city of...

  • Nick Clegg claims LibDems can be kingmakers with half as many seats

    Nick Clegg claims LibDems can be kingmakers with half as many seats

    British Prime Minister David Cameron’s junior coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats, believe they can return to government even if they lose almost half their seats in next month’s election, a senior party source said yesterday. In comments...

  • ‘Humanitarian situation becoming catastrophic’

    ‘Humanitarian situation becoming catastrophic’

    The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, the Red Cross said yesterday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units for a second day, dashing hopes for a pause in fighting to let aid...

  • Burundi police confront anti-President protesters

    Burundi police confront anti-President protesters

    Police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying in Burundi’s capital yesterday against the President’s plan to run for a third term. “The fight continues,” people chanted as crowds gathered in several parts of Bujumbura for a second...

  • Defence seeks to spare Boston bomber’s life

    Defence seeks to spare Boston bomber’s life

    Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was adrift and following his obsessive older brother when he carried out the deadly 2013 attack, a defence lawyer said yesterday as he urged a jury to spare his client’s life. The defence sought...

  • Demons on the mountain

    Demons on the mountain

    When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red, drenched with blood streaming from gashes in his body from the avalanche that catapulted him across Mount Everest’s base camp at lunchtime on Saturday. Khile was among the...

  • Presley planes stay at Graceland

    Presley planes stay at Graceland

    Elvis Presley’s Graceland attraction has said two of his planes will be staying at the Tennessee mansion permanently, apparently ending confusion over their future. Graceland released a statement saying the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A cleaning service is using its app to offer London home owners with mice problems the chance to foster a cat for free, in order to get rid of rodent invaders. Handy, an on-demand cleaning and DIY service, has partnered with animal charity Wood...

  • New images show Everest Base Camp destruction after Nepal quake

    New images show Everest Base Camp destruction after Nepal quake

    Dramatic still pictures from Everest Base Camp emerged today from a Baltimore-based non-profit organization, Mission 14. The images were shot on Sunday after the 7.9 earthquake struck on Saturday, killing 3,700 in Nepal. Climber Nick Cienski, an...

  • Islamic State kills five journalists working for Libyan TV station

    Islamic State kills five journalists working for Libyan TV station

    Islamic State militants have killed five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said. The reporters had been missing since August, when they left the eastern city Tobruk to travel to...

  • Australian convict marries girlfriend a day before his execution

    Australian convict marries girlfriend a day before his execution

    An Australian death row convict married his girlfriend in prison toay, a day before his possible execution by an Indonesian firing squad for drug offences. Andrew Chan, who was convicted in 2006 along with fellow Australian Myuran Sukumaran for...