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17 October, 2017 10:57 PM Atomic Bomb Survivor Wants Nuclear Weapons Ban as Trump and North Korea Exchange Threats

A Japanese survivor of one of the only two nuclear attacks ever conducted in history has appealed to world leaders to abandon the weapons of mass destruction and enact a comprehensive ban on their production, testing and possession. "None of them having (nuclear) weapons will contribute toward having peace," Tokuko Kimura, 82, said Monday at an anti-nuclear 139 1

16 October, 2017 4:00 AM Eight dead as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

At least eight people drowned and dozens more are missing after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh sank on Monday, the latest victims of a half a million strong exodus sparked by an army crackdown in Myanmar. The boat was carrying an estimated 50 people when it went down in the estuary of the Naf river that divides the two countries, Border 31

14 October, 2017 4:50 PM Remote St. Helena gets its first flight

It was only accessible by boat till now One of the world’s most remote places became a little less isolated on Saturday when the first commercial flight departed for St. Helena, a South Atlantic island that until recently was only accessible by boat and where Napoleon Bonaparte spent his last years in exile. The SA Airlink plane left Johannesburg on a six-hour 25

14 October, 2017 1:17 PM Mangroves along Link Road felled for boat race

They had been planted as part of a mangrove afforestation project in 2005 Even as the Haritha Keralam Mission targets planting of three crore saplings to augment the green cover of the State, mangrove trees along Asramam Link Road, bordering the Asramam creek of the Ashtamudi Lake, were felled over the past two days allegedly to provide a better view of the creek 22

6 October, 2017 9:40 AM 13 die after Chinese fishing boat, tanker collide near Japan

A Chinese official says rescuers have found the bodies of 12 Chinese people who went missing after their fishing boat collided with an oil tanker near Japan. The official at the Chinese consulate in Osaka said by phone on Friday that nearby fishing vessels had picked up four crew members after the boat capsized early Thursday, including one person who later 25

4 October, 2017 7:03 PM Bangladesh destroys boats ferrying Rohingya from Myanmar

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladeshi authorities have destroyed about 20 boats that ferried Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar, accusing smugglers of using the huge exodus to bring methamphetamine into the country. Refugees told Reuters that border guards also beat and arrested passengers and crew as they landed at Shah Porir 14

4 October, 2017 6:23 PM Kottayam-Alappuzha boat service resumes

Five services from Kottayam, each with a return trip The boat service from Kottayam to Alappuzha, one of the oldest transportation routes in Central Travancore, which had remained disrupted for five years, resumed on Wednesday. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, MLA, flagged off the boat from the renovated Kodimatha boat jetty. According to Kerala State Water 7

3 October, 2017 11:05 AM Throw out Himachal's Congress govt. ‘on bail’, says Modi

The 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly is likely to go to polls in November. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a swipe at Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh by asking the people of the State to throw out the Congress government which is “on bail.” Kicking off the BJP’s election campaign in Himachal Pradesh, he said the Congress 14

29 September, 2017 1:08 PM 63 presumed dead in shipwreck involving Rohingya Muslims

GENEVA: The UN migration agency said Friday that more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims who were fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh. Spokesman Joel Millman of the International Organization for Migration told reporters in Geneva that 23 deaths 34

29 September, 2017 10:45 AM Bangladesh boat capsize: 23 bodies found so far, 60 feared dead

More than 60 Rohingya refugees are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Myanmar capsized, leaving distraught relatives to hold burials on Friday in Bangladesh camps that the Red Cross says are tipping into a health crisis. Half a million Rohingya have crushed into camps in Bangladesh in just over a month, fleeing a Myanmar army campaign and communal 32