A Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev expresses his condolences to the Chinese people in connection to the deadly ship accident.
Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast, said survivors who were brought to Italy.
Rescuers were searching freezing waters off Russia's Far East after a fishing boat sank in the Sea of Okhotsk with the loss of at least 54 lives.
Twenty-one people have been confirmed dead after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China's longest river.
At least 25 people in Indonesia, including six children, have died and 13 are missing in two separate boat sinkings, officials said, as millions travel across the country for the Eid holiday season.
The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel's hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.
At least two people died and 18 others were missing after an overloaded boat carrying illegal Indonesian immigrants capsized off the coast of southern Malaysia, a maritime official said.
About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat which was stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies reported Monday, citing the navy and coastguard.
Malaysian authorities said Friday a 15th body was found and 27 people remain missing from two boat accidents, at a time when Indonesian illegal migrant workers head home for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Sixty-six people were missing on Wednesday after an apparently-overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants sank in rough waters off Malaysia's west coast, authorities said.
Eleven crew members from a Chinese cargo ship are missing after it collided with a container vessel and sank just outside Hong Kong waters on Monday, authorities said.
Eight people died, including a child, and five others were missing on Wednesday after a boat carrying migrants towards Greece capsized off western Turkey, local media reported.
Yacht Racing World Championship will bring more than 60 boats to Balkhash, Kazakhstan.
Locals on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa fought back tears as they spoke of the desperate rush to haul dozens of drowning immigrants out of the sea as hundreds around them sank into the black waters.
A rescue operation was under way Tuesday after an asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 people began sinking north of Australia, two weeks away from an election where boatpeople are a key policy issue.
Malaysian rescuers found a fourth body at sea Monday as authorities said they may soon end the search for 36 other Indonesians missing after their boat sank on the way home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.
Rescuers were searching for 40 Indonesians including women and children on Saturday after a boat carrying them home to celebrate the end of the Islamic fasting month sank off Malaysia.
The United Nations on Friday said it was "troubled" by Australia's decision to send asylum-seekers arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea given conditions there failed to adequately protect refugees.
Australia's conservative opposition unveiled plans Thursday for a military-led response to repel boatpeople, branding the problem a "national emergency".
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