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  • Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia MARGIE MASON - Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies …

  • WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford is encouraging college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators with others and the environment to overcome life's daunting difficulties.

  • Cunard liners return to Liverpool Press Association - 10 hours ago
    Cunard ocean liner the Queen Mary 2 arrives in Liverpool ahead of Cunard's 175th anniversary celebrations, when she will be joined by the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

    Thousands of people are expected to line the shores of the Mersey today as Cunard's three flagship liners sail down the river framed by the magnificent Liverpool skyline.

  • When fishermen rescue migrants – and nations the Monitor's Editorial Board - Christian Science Monitor - 10 hours ago

    By the very nature of their profession, the fishermen of Southeast Asia are often quite low in social status. With an empathy born of their humility, they have rescued hundreds of people fleeing persecution or acute poverty in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Thailand, too, has been forced to show more compassion.

  • Fighters from the Fajr Libya, an alliance of Islamist-backed militias, during clashes with an opposing militia in Bir al-Ghanam, on March 19, 2015

    Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government carried out an air strike Sunday on an oil tanker delivering its cargo to a power plant run by the rival administration, a report said.

  • Navy divers to help raise confederate warship artifacts BROCK VERGAKIS - Associated Press - 17 hours ago
    In this Thursday, May 14, 2015 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Navy diver 1st Class Fernando Almazan, right, assists Navy diver 1st class Travis Arneson, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, don a Kirby Morgan 37 dive helmet during training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va. During this training divers are preparing for an upcoming assignment to salvage of the Civil War ironclad Confederate State Ship (CSS) Georgia in the Savannah Rive in Savannah, Ga. (Petty Officer 2nd class Heather Brown/U.S. Navy via AP)

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is preparing to send one if its premier diving teams to Georgia to help salvage a Confederate warship from the depths of the Savannah River.

  • Politics in paradise: Alabama governor mansion in disrepair JAY REEVES - Associated Press - 17 hours ago
    In this Friday, May 15, 2015 photo, an old loveseat visible through a broken window stands inside Alabama's beachfront governor's mansion in Gulf Shores, Ala. Abandoned and unrepaired since a hurricane caused damage nearly two decades ago, the house and property are valued at $1 million but deteriorate a bit more with each passing storm. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — With boarded-up windows, peeling paint and a rooftop tarp that flaps in the ocean breeze, the beachfront retreat at the end of Gulf Way Drive is a $1 million eyesore in paradise.

  • (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 216 km (135 miles) north-northwest of the capital of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, struck at 1439 GMT (1839 BST). Its epicentre was recorded as 35 km below the seabed. (Editing by David …

  • Nepalese river blocked by landslide flowing again By Gopal Sharma - Reuters - 18 hours ago
    A view of collapsed and damaged houses in Barpak village at the epicenter of the April 25 earthquake in Gorkha district

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A river dammed up by a huge landslide in Nepal's northwest has begun flowing again but the risks of flash floods are not over yet, police said on Sunday. The landslide at Ramche village in Myagdi district, about 140 km (90 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, struck on Saturday night and …

  • Twin quakes have devastated Nepal in recent weeks, killing more than 8,600 people, while leaving thousands in desperate need of food, clean water and shelter

    Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest, officials said Sunday.

  • ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — The six boats of the Volvo Ocean Race are heading for another very close finish in the seventh leg, with Dutch competitor Team Brunel holding a tiny lead Sunday.

  • Residents along Blanco River in Texas urged to evacuate Associated Press - Sun, May 24, 2015

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they are urging residents in a small Central Texas community to evacuate as the nearby Blanco River continues to rise and cause flooding.

  • KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said.

  • California farmers agree to cut water use. Enough to stem the drought? Brad Knickerbocker - Christian Science Monitor - Sat, May 23, 2015

    As drought-stricken Californians came under orders to curb urban water use – up to 36 percent in some communities, thank you very much Gov. Jerry Brown – all eyes turned to farmers. On Friday, the State Water Resources Control Board approved a proposal from riparian water right holders in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River …

  • TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution.