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Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak

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.

Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
An aerial view shows rescue workers searching on the sunken ship at Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China on June 2, 2015 ©REUTERS
Kazakh President expresses condolences in connection with China's Eastern Star ferry disaster

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev expresses his condolences to the Chinese people in connection to the deadly ship accident.

Kazakh President expresses condolences in connection with China's Eastern Star ferry disaster
Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors
Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors

Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast, said survivors who were brought to Italy.

Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors
At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia'a Far East
At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia'a Far East

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.

At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia'a Far East
21 confirmed dead after tugboat sinks in China
21 confirmed dead after tugboat sinks in China

Twenty-one people have been confirmed dead after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China's longest river.

21 confirmed dead after tugboat sinks in China
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25 in Indonesia dead in Eid boat sinkings

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.

25 in Indonesia dead in Eid boat sinkings
Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30
Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

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.

Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30
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Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia

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.

Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia
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Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities

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.

Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities
Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents
Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents

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.

Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents
Members of recue team. ©Reuters/Junaidi Hanafiah
66 missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

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.

66 missing after boat sinks off Malaysia
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Cargo ship sinks, 11 missing near Hong Kong: officials

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.

Cargo ship sinks, 11 missing near Hong Kong: officials
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Eight drown as immigrant boat sinks off Turkey

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.

Eight drown as immigrant boat sinks off Turkey
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Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash

Yacht Racing World Championship will bring more than 60 boats to Balkhash, Kazakhstan.

Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash
Screams as migrants in Italy boat disaster drowned
Screams as migrants in Italy boat disaster drowned

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.

Screams as migrants in Italy boat disaster drowned
Asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 sinking off Australia
Asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 sinking off Australia

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.

Asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 sinking off Australia
Malaysian rescuers find fourth body; 36 still missing
Malaysian rescuers find fourth body; 36 still missing

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.

Malaysian rescuers find fourth body; 36 still missing
40 Indonesians missing off Malaysia after boat sinks
40 Indonesians missing off Malaysia after boat sinks

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.

40 Indonesians missing off Malaysia after boat sinks
UN concern at Australia's PNG boatpeople plan
UN concern at Australia's PNG boatpeople plan

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.

UN concern at Australia's PNG boatpeople plan
Australia's Abbott plans military solution to boatpeople
Australia's Abbott plans military solution to boatpeople

Australia's conservative opposition unveiled plans Thursday for a military-led response to repel boatpeople, branding the problem a "national emergency".

Australia's Abbott plans military solution to boatpeople