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At least 40 dead mostly Shiite rebels in battle for Yemen port

At least 40 dead mostly Shiite rebels in battle for Yemen port

Fighting for a key port city on Yemen’s Red Sea coast has left at least 40 rebel and pro-government fighters dead, military officials said Tuesday. Loyalist forces said Monday they had captured the port of Mokha, almost three weeks into an offensive to oust Shiite Huthi insurgents and their allies from Yemen’s southwestern coast. But […]

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Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Nov 01, – Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed on Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said. The proposals for two huge Marine Protected Areas were on the table at the Commission for the Conservation of […]

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Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Oct 20, – Thilafushi Island, a half-hour boat trip from the capital, is surrounded by the same crystal clear waters and white sand that have made the Indian Ocean archipelago a honeymoon destination for the rich and famous. But no holidaymaker sets foot here and none could imagine from their plane seats that the rising […]

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