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  • Missing Boy, 12, Found 'Safe And Well'

    A missing boy from Waltham Forest in northeast London has been found "safe and well", police have said.

  • Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation By Anca Ulea and Ebrahim Harris - Reuters - 14 hours ago
    A view shows the Direction generale de l'armement offices, where the France's BEA crash investigation agency will verify the plane debris found on Reunion Island, in Balma near Toulouse

    By Anca Ulea and Ebrahim Harris PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. An Air France flight carrying the debris landed at Orly airport …

  • Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy ANDREW MELDRUM - Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise "Peak of the Furnace" volcano, on the southeastern corner of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Spewing red-hot lava, one of the most active volcanoes in the world is currently erupting on this Indian Ocean island, where the world’s attention has been focused since a wing fragment believed to be from the missing Malaysian jet was discovered washed up on a beach. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    PITON DE LA FOURNAISE, Reunion (AP) — Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.

  • South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade JASON PATINKIN - Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.

  • Brazil's Cunha claims 25km open water title By Rod Gilmour - Reuters - 14 hours ago
    Cunha of Brazil holds up her gold medal following the women's 25km open water race at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan

    By Rod Gilmour KAZAN, Russia, Aug 1 (Reuters) – - Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha won the women’s 25 kilometre world championship open water title on Saturday, raising the prospect of a potential gold in home waters at next year’s Rio Olympics. Cunha, who had coloured the sides of her hair purple, backed up her 10km open water …

  • IOC hears reports on Rio's dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap DENNIS PASSA - Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games — severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo's choice of emblem.

  • 'One-Way Ticket' Warning Over Ash Dieback

    Experts have warned ash dieback's impact on millions of trees in hedgerows and field edges could have serious consequences for wildlife and the countryside. The Woodland Trust is using data which maps 280 million trees across England and Wales to assess the potential impact of tree diseases such as chalara ash dieback, …

  • Suspected wing of MH370 arrives in France for tests

    Wreckage washed up on island in Indian Ocean to be analysed, raising hopes of solving mystery of missing Malaysian jet.

  • Rio pledges cleaner waters for Olympics next year By Karolos Grohmann - Reuters - 23 hours ago

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Efforts to improve the water quality for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics are ongoing, Games organizers said on Saturday, adding the welfare of the athletes was a top priority after reports of severe pollution off the shores of the Brazilian metropolis. Privately commissioned …

  • On Army Day, China warns of growing border security risks By Ben Blanchard - Reuters - 23 hours ago
    Soldiers of China's PLA patrol in temperatures below minus 10 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe

    China says it is a threat to nobody, but needs to update outdated equipment and has to be able to defend what is now the world's second largest economy. "The maritime security environment is more complicated, and the undercurrents in the East and South China Seas have been gushing up," the paper wrote. China has become …

  • SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - A volcano erupted on Friday on the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion where beachcombers found a piece of plane wing believed to have come from missing Malaysia flight MH370. The government of the island, officially a part of France lying to the east of Madagascar, imposed a ban on access …

  • ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires raging across California, Forest Service officials said Friday night.

  • US Forest Service reports a firefighter has been killed battling 1 of California's wildfires.

  • (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Friday it will dispatch a team to assist in analysing plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Malaysia is "almost certain" that the debris found on the island is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage …

  • Recovered plane debris flown to France for checks By Joe Brock - Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015
    French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion

    By Joe Brock ST DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster. Discovery of the debris, which may finally …