Race in Mauritius to empty oil tanker before it breaks up

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Urgent efforts increased in Mauritius on Monday to empty a stranded Japanese ship of an estimated 2,500 tons of oil before the vessel breaks up and increases the contamination of t...

UK flies air force plane over Channel amid migrant crossings

LONDON (AP) — A Royal Air Force surveillance plane was flying over the English Channel on Monday as the British government sought to curb the number of people crossing from France in small boats. ...

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil s...

UK names 'Channel threat commander' as boat crossings surge

LONDON (AP) — The British government has appointed a former Royal Marine commando to try to stop people crossing the English Channel from France in small boats. The government said S...

Taiwan confirms new coronavirus case imported from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new imported case of coronavirus from the Philippines was confirmed Sunday (Aug. 9), bringing the total number of cases to 480, as Taiwan recorded 119 consecutive days w...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2020. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9,...

Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic, the union announced Saturday. ...

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, Machinists union reach tentative agreement that would end weekslong strike in Maine

BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, Machinists union reach tentative agreement that would end weekslong strike in Maine.

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leaking...

UK military asked to help stem Channel migrant crossings

Britain’s military said Saturday it has been asked by the government to help prevent people from reaching the U.K. from France in small boats, after a surge in the number of vessels making the dangero...

Taiwan confirms two new imported coronavirus cases from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two new imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Philippines were confirmed Saturday (Aug. 8), bringing the total number of cases to 479, as Taiwan recorded...

Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran is urging the United Nations to hold the United States accountable for the interception of an Iranian passenger plane by two U.S. fighter jets in the skies over Syria last m...

UK vows action after record-high migrant crossing of Channel

LONDON (AP) — The British government vowed Friday to strengthen border measures after a record daily number of people crossed the English Channel to the U.K. in small boats. At least...

Taiwan military inspects AAV7 amphibious vehicles after US accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military is reviewing its AAV7 Amphibious Assault Vehicles after nine crew members of a similar armored troop carrier died in an accident off southern California on Ju...

US aid begins flowing to Lebanon in wake of deadly explosion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday began delivering aid to Lebanon in the aftermath of a massive deadly explosion, amid longstanding concerns about how officials can ensure that supplies ...