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More than 5,000 migrants have died on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016

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More than 5,000 migrants have died on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016

- Around 100 people are missing and feared dead after two shipwrecks off Italy, raising the estimated death toll among migrants on the Mediterranean this year to at least 5,000 — a new annual record, U.N. agencies said Friday. Deaths linked to Mediterranean crossings by migrants mostly seeking economic opportunity or relative peace in Europe have spiked in 2016. Last year, over a million people crossed the sea — mostly from

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What came first, the chicken feathers or the bureaucratic nightmare?

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What came first, the chicken feathers or the bureaucratic nightmare?

- MANCHESTER, N.H. — The first 10,500 miles of the journey went just as planned. The 40-foot shipping container, stuffed with handicrafts, was safely lifted aboard a transport ship in Indonesia in August. It traveled by sea to Malaysia, then past India, into the Red Sea to the Suez Canal, along the length of the Mediterranean Sea, before threading the Strait of Gibraltar. Next, the 13,800 pounds of furniture, jewelry, and

‘Mediterranean a cemetery for migrants’ – Zammit Dimech

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‘Mediterranean a cemetery for migrants’ – Zammit Dimech

- Hundreds of migrants perish in the Mediterranean Sea each year (Photo by John Pisani) As the world celebrated International Migrants Day on Sunday, opposition spokesman Francis Zammit Dimech bemoaned the death of hundreds of migrants who perish each year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea seeking a better future for themselves. “The Mediterranean is a cemetery for hundreds of migrants,” he said. “As the world tries to tackle the migration

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Traces Of Explosives Found On Human Remains From EgyptAir Crash

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Traces Of Explosives Found On Human Remains From EgyptAir Crash

- CAIRO: Highlights EgyptAir flight crashed into Mediterranean Sea in May, killing all 66 Revelation may increase Egypt aviation security concerns, hit tourism The flight crashed 7 months after a Russian commercial flight had crashed Traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that plunged into the Mediterranean Sea in May, killing all 66 people aboard, Egypt's Civilian Aviation

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Traces of explosives found on remains in Egyptair MS804 crash

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Traces of explosives found on remains in Egyptair MS804 crash

- Egyptian air accident investigators said on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) traces of explosives had been found on the remains of victims of an Egyptair flight that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo. Flight MS 804 plunged into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. Egypt's investigation committee issued a statement saying the coroner had found traces of explosives

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Rebels shell regime areas in Aleppo; Russian nurse killed

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Rebels shell regime areas in Aleppo; Russian nurse killed

- ALEPPO, Syria: Rebel shelling of the Syrian government-held part of Aleppo killed a Russian nurse in a makeshift Russian hospital in the city on Monday while the Defense Ministry in Moscow said a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after returning from a sortie over Syria. The developments were a blow to Russia, which has been one of the staunchest supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad in his

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Four Wines to Help You Ease Into the Cold Weather

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Four Wines to Help You Ease Into the Cold Weather

- Here are four wines to guide us through the transition of the seasons, including three hearty reds from France and a surprising Riesling from Virginia. GREAT VALUE Château Mourgues du Grès Terre de Feu Costières de Nîmes 2012 Three stars Rhône Valley, France, $20 This blend of grenache, syrah and mourvedre comes from 70-year-old vines growing about three kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea. It is intense and mineral, and

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2,200 asylum-seekers rescued in Mediterranean, 10 bodies recovered

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2,200 asylum-seekers rescued in Mediterranean, 10 bodies recovered

- than 2,200 asylum-seekers have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea as they tried to reach Europe, with 10 bodies also being recovered, Italy’s coastguard said in a statement. The Italian coastguard said the asylum-seekers were taken on Saturday from 13 rubber dinghies, two small boats and one large vessel in 16 separate rescue operations. A Spanish naval vessel and several ships operated by NGOs also took part in

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Two Mediterranean shipwrecks see 240 migrants killed

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Two Mediterranean shipwrecks see 240 migrants killed

- Survivors say as many as 240 people have died in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the UN refugee agency reported. The two incidents would bring this year's toll to more than 4,220 migrants dead or missing in risky Mediterranean Sea crossings, the highest count on record. An agency spokesman in Italy said survivors of two shipwrecks who arrived on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa reported that the

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Russia Drops Bid to Dock Ships at Spanish Port as NATO Adds Pressure

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Russia Drops Bid to Dock Ships at Spanish Port as NATO Adds Pressure

- Photo MADRID — Russia abruptly withdrew its application on Wednesday to dock three warships for refueling at a Spanish port, shortly after Spain’s partners in NATO urged Spain to turn away the vessels. The ships are heading to the eastern Mediterranean Sea to support Russian military operations in Syria. Russia’s intention to dock the three warships, which were said to include its only aircraft carrier, the Soviet-era Admiral Kuznetsov, at

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Boy, 3, among missing migrants believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea

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Boy, 3, among missing migrants believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea

- 113 migrants were rescued by MOAS and the Italian Red Cross A 3-year-old child is among a group of 17 missing migrants following a late-night rescue in the Mediterranean Sea. Phoenix, the vessel operated by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station and the Italian Red Cross, rescued 113 migrants from a single rubber boat. A boy, 3, from Nigeria is among those confirmed as missing. The mother, who is

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Green Party MP detained on protest boat off coast of Israel - reports

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Green Party MP detained on protest boat off coast of Israel - reports

- Video: 'I do this in the name of love and peace, kia ora Aotearoa' – Green Party MP Marama Davidson departs for Gaza peace flotilla Ms Davidson is believed to be held along with 13 other women who were on board a boat on the Mediterranean Sea heading to Gaza. A spokesperson for the Green Party has told 1 News they understand the women's boat and crew is being towed

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In pictures: Tuesday around the world

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In pictures: Tuesday around the world

- PIC: Migrants try to pull a child out of the water as they wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya. (AFP) Afghan National Army commandos and Afghan militia forces take position during a military operation in Helmand province. More than 300 migrants march from Belgrade towards Hungary near Batajnica neighborhood, aspiring to enter the European

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Capsizing kills 43 migrants

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Capsizing kills 43 migrants

- A boat carrying almost 600 people capsized off Egypt's coast on Wednesday, killing at least 43, in the latest disaster among migrants trying to reach Europe. The boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the northern Beheira province. Officials said 31 bodies had been found, 20 men, 10 women and one child. A Reuters correspondent later saw a fishing boat bring in 12 more bodies,

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Mediterranean Diet, Exercise Can Cut Risk Of Alzheimer's

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Mediterranean Diet, Exercise Can Cut Risk Of Alzheimer's

- , regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of , says a study. The findings showed that each one of several lifestyle factors - a healthy body mass index, and a Mediterranean diet - were linked to lower levels of plaques and tangles on the brain scans. Plaque, deposits of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid

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Biologists remove endangered turtle's dead conjoined twin

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Biologists remove endangered turtle's dead conjoined twin

- Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea. The release occurred this week along the beaches of Campania, where the endangered loggerheads come to nest every year. Fulvio Maffucci, marine biologist at Anton Dohrn Zoological Station, said Wednesday there had been only seven known births of conjoined twin loggerheads in the Mediterranean. He said the fact that one

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French prime minister backs local burkini bans, urges calm

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French prime minister backs local burkini bans, urges calm

- PARIS: France's prime minister is expressing support for local bans of burkini swimsuits, saying the swimwear is based on the "enslavement of women" and therefore not compatible with French values. However, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday in the La Provence newspaper that he's not in favor of a national law against them. Three French Mediterranean towns have banned the burkini, citing security concerns after a summer marred by extremist

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  • ‘Mediterranean a cemetery for migrants’ – Zammit Dimech
    ‘Mediterranean a cemetery for migrants’ – Zammit Dimech

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Hundreds of migrants perish in the Mediterranean Sea each year (Photo by John Pisani) As the world celebrated International Migrants Day on Sunday, opposition spokesman Francis Zammit Dimech bemoaned the death of hundreds of migrants who perish each year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea seeking a better future for themselves. “The Mediterranean is a cemetery for hundreds of migrants,” he said. “As the world tries to tackle the migration

     

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  • The Diet You Should Be Following for Better Memory
    The Diet You Should Be Following for Better Memory

    , smartcooky.com

    A new study shows that a Mediterranean diet can improve your cognitive function and reduce chances of Alzheimer. A Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) include plant foods, such as leafy greens, fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, beans, , , and legumes. Dairy products and red meat are uses less while olive oil as its major source of fat. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition the researchers investigated if and

     

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  • ‘Mediterranean a cemetery for migrants’ – Zammit Dimech
    ‘Mediterranean a cemetery for migrants’ – Zammit Dimech

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Hundreds of migrants perish in the Mediterranean Sea each year (Photo by John Pisani) As the world celebrated International Migrants Day on Sunday, opposition spokesman Francis Zammit Dimech bemoaned the death of hundreds of migrants who perish each year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea seeking a better future for themselves. “The Mediterranean is a cemetery for hundreds of migrants,” he said. “As the world tries to tackle the migration

     

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