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Sri Lanka probes possible oil slick off sinking ship

Sri Lanka announced an investigation Thursday into a possible oil slick reported off its west coast where a container ship is submerged after...

London’s cabbies hope to fare better after Covid

Barry Ivens, who has been driving London's iconic black taxi cabs for a quarter of a century, has never experienced anything like the past tumultuous...

After 16 months, US Covid border closures keep families separated

Julien Rocher has been able to see his son Zadig, who lives in the United States, only once in 15 months since Washington shut the country's...

Cruise ships’ return to Venice reignites tensions

Saturday saw the first cruise ship cast off from Venice after almost one and a half years' suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, reinflaming...

Burnt-out container ship sinking off Sri Lanka

A burnt-out container ship that has already caused Sri Lanka's worst maritime environmental disaster was sinking Wednesday with nearly 350 tonnes...

Algeria partially reopens borders after 15 months of virus shutdown

Algeria partially reopened its borders Tuesday after more than a year of being sealed off because of the coronavirus pandemic, as flights between...

Sri Lanka faces marine disaster as ship fire extinguished after 13 days

A fire aboard a ship that triggered Sri Lanka's worst-ever marine ecological disaster was finally extinguished Tuesday after a 13-day international...

Sri Lanka ship fire extinguished after 13 days

A fire aboard a cargo ship off Sri Lanka was finally extinguished Tuesday after a 13-day international operation, the navy said.

Sri Lanka questions burning ship crew after marine disaster

Sri Lankan criminal investigators began questioning the crew of a burning cargo ship Monday, as the Singapore-registered carrier smouldered for...

Sri Lanka to sue Singapore ship owners over marine pollution

Sri Lankan authorities Sunday said they will sue the owners of a Singapore-registered cargo carrier which has burned for 11 straight days off...

Indonesia releases Iranian and Panamanian tankers after four months

Indonesia has released an Iranian tanker and a Panamanian vessel that were both seized at the beginning of the year on suspicion of illegal oil...

Sri Lanka faces marine disaster as waves of plastic from burning ship wash ashore

Sri Lanka faces an unprecedented pollution crisis as waves of plastic waste from a burning container ship hit the coast and threaten to devastate...

Sri Lanka battles waves of plastic waste from burning ship

Tonnes of plastic pellets from a burning container ship swamped Sri Lanka's west coast Friday, prompting a ban on fishing as international efforts...

Fight to douse Sri Lanka ship fire could take ‘days’ : navy chief

An international firefighting effort to put out a huge blaze on a container ship off Sri Lanka's coast will likely take days, the country's navy...

Frantic bid to stem Sri Lanka ship fire as oil spill fears mount

International salvage experts and Indian vessels on Thursday joined a desperate bid to extinguish a huge blaze on a container ship off the Sri...

Sri Lanka battles fire on ship loaded with chemicals

Sri Lankan authorities battled Wednesday to put out a fire raging for a week on a stricken container ship loaded with chemicals to avoid a potential...

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