Albanian ship rescues 111 migrants in the Aegean Sea

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Defense Ministry says one of its ships in the Aegean Sea has rescued 111 migrants trying to cross into Greece, and has handed them over to Turkish authorities. ...

Tetris Challenge: Taiwan Edition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In recent weeks, the #Tetrischallenge has been spreading across the internet, prompting people in countries across the globe to photograph themselves with their vehicle an...

Greek island refugee camp too crowded to house newcomers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A perpetually overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos can't accommodate any more newly arrived asylum-seekers after the number of people already housed exceeded th...

The Latest: Barges break loose in high water, strike bridge

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 6:49 a.m. A major bridge over the San Jacinto River in Texas is shut down...

The Latest: Turkish coast guards rescue 15; child missing

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Turkish coast guards have rescued 14 migrants and their Turkish smugg...

Chinese fishing fleet catches yellow fish in Taiwan territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A massive fleet of over a hundred Chinese fishing vessels showed up near the offshore island of Kinmen recently, leaving the only Coast Guard ship in the area unable to ac...

Migrant dies in shooting after being returned to Libya

BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says a Sudanese man died from a gunshot wound in Libya when a group of migrants resisted being sent to a detention center after they were r...

California's dive boat, Ghost Ship fires share legal lessons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fi...

Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained the ti...

8 Philippine Coast Guard personnel convicted for 2013 fatal shooting of Taiwanese fisherman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Manila court has convicted and sentenced eight Philippine Coast Guard personnel for gunning down a Taiwanese fisherman in 2013. Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 15 today...

The Latest: Rescue ship pulls 48 people from boat off Libya

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A humanitarian rescue ship has pulled some 48 people from an overcrowded wood...

2 migrants killed, 14 missing off Tunisia after boat sinks

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's national guard says at least two people are dead and 14 are missing after a boat carrying migrants sank off the Tunisian coast. National guard spokesm...

Taiwan Coast Guard dog squad beefs up border security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) of Taiwan launched a dog unit for its Northern Branch on Monday (Sept. 16) in a bid to crack down on border crime and bolster disease ...

Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to...

Greece: Israeli kayakers rescued on island hop

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says 12 Israeli tourists have been rescued after they got caught in high winds during a kayak trip between two islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. ...