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Young Libyans chose danger at sea over peril at home

For three young Libyans plucked from a deflating dingy in the Mediterranean, the perils of trying to cross the sea were still preferable to what they had left behind in their war-torn home.

Man charged after New York scare over rice cookers

New York - A young homeless man has been charged with placing false bombs, police said Saturday, after three empty rice cookers caused major commuter disruption in New York.Larry K.

Seventeen Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Yaound - Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted in attacks on two merchant ships off Cameroon, in the latest act of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, sources said Friday.

17 Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Yaound - Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted on Thursday when two merchant vessels came under attack in Cameroonian waters, sources said Friday."Seventeen Chinese and Ukrainians were kidnapped...

Portuguese police escort fuel trucks as strike begins

Lisbon - Portuguese police escorted fuel trucks on Monday to supply petrol stations on the first day of a tanker drivers' strike threatening supplies at the height of the summer holidays.

Tanzania mourns 69 killed in fuel tanker blast

Morogoro - Tanzania was in mourning Sunday, preparing to bury 69 people who perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker blast

Morogoro - Tanzania was in mourning Sunday, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

On-board toys, pregnancy tests await migrant mothers-to-be

The Ocean Viking is bound for the Libyan coast, and beside stocks of medicine and pregnancy kits, on-board midwife Marina is busy painting a turtle on the ship's migrant shelter.

Frenchman achieves 'dream' of first hoverboard Channel crossing

Ringwould - A French daredevil who spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard zoomed across the English Channel on Sunday, fulfilling his quest after pulling off a tricky refuelling manoeuvre that cut short his first attempt 10 days ago.

French 'Flyboard' inventor poised for 2nd Channel crossing bid

Paris - A Frenchman who has spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard will again try to zoom across the English Channel on Sunday, after a first attempt last month was cut short when a botched refuelling attempt sent him into the water.

Bahrain hosts military conference amid Iran tensions

Dubai - Bahrain hosted a conference on Gulf maritime security on Wednesday, after multiple attacks on shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz sent tensions soaring between Iran and the US.

Boy, 8, dies after being pushed in front of German train

Frankfurt Am Main - An eight-year-old boy died Monday when a man pushed him and his mother in front of a train in Germany's Frankfurt railway station, police said.

Flying Frenchman to make new Channel bid this week: team

Lille - A daredevil French inventor who last week narrowly failed in an eye-catching bid to cross the Channel on a jet-powered flyboard will make a new attempt in the next days, his team announced on Monday.

Salvini wants Europe to take migrants from Italy coastguard

Rome - Far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday ordered 135 migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean to remain aboard an Italian coastguard vessel until other European countries agree to take them in.

Q&A: Why it's time to focus on app security technologies for cars Special

Although autonomous and connected car technology continues to accelerate, there remains potential vulnerabilities surrounding the convergence of apps and connected cars. Asaf Ashkenazi of Inside Secure explains more.

Hyperloop 2020 challenge to use curved vacuum tunnel, says Musk

The 2020 Space X student engineering challenge Hyperloop, where prototype vehicles charge through a tunnel network, will take place in a six mile curved vacuum tunnel, according to Elon Musk. This presents a bigger, and more exciting, challenge.

French court rejects damages claim in 1994 Baltic ferry disaster

Nterre - A court outside Paris on Friday rejected a compensation claim filed by survivors and relatives of victims of the 1994 sinking of the Estonia ferry, the deadliest accident involving a European ship since the Titanic.

French court to rule on damages case in 1994 Baltic ferry disaster

Nterre - A court outside Paris is to rule Friday on whether a French certification agency and a German shipbuilder should pay compensation to survivors and relatives of the victims in the 1994 sinking of the Estonia, the deadliest accident involving a European ...

Ryanair closing bases due to Boeing 737 MAX crisis

London - Ryanair said Tuesday it will close some of its bases because of problems with Boeing's crisis-hit 737 MAX jet, which has been grounded after two fatal accidents.

French government is introducing an eco-tax for airline travel

Airline travel comes with a relatively high environmental impact. Adopting the 'polluter pays' philosophy, the French government is set to introduce a so-called 'eco-tax' each time an airline ticket is purchased.

Airbus to ask airlines to check wings of older A380s for cracks

Paris - European aircraft maker Airbus will ask airlines operating 25 of its oldest A380 super-jumbo jets to inspect their wings after cracks were found in some models, the EU's Aviation Safety Agency said.

Iran denies tanker detained by UK was headed to Syria

Tehran - Iran denied Sunday that an oil tanker detained by Britain in Gibraltar was carrying crude to Syria, which would put it in violation of EU sanctions."The tanker was carrying Iran's oil...

Electric scooters zip into traffic chaos in Latin America

Mexico - Electric scooters promised to revolutionize transportation in Latin America's traffic-clogged, smog-choked cities, but critics say they have only added to the free-wheeling chaos.

Automated forklifts elevate firms' profit hopes

Paris - A forklift winds its way through the cavernous warehouse in search of a pallet, which it then ferries to a truck, crossing along its way other forklifts and then the driver ... oh wait, there is no driver.

Sea-Watch captain defends 'disobedience' as backers raise 1mn euros

Rome - Sea-Watch 3 skipper Carola Rackete, who risks jail time for forcing her way into Italy's Lampedusa port with 40 rescued migrants, has defended her act of "disobedience", saying she was compelled to avert a human tragedy.

Sea-Watch captain defends 'disobedience' as backers raise 350,000 euros

Rome - Sea-Watch 3 skipper Carola Rackete, who risks jail time after forcing her way into Italy's Lampedusa port with 40 rescued migrants, has defended her act of "disobedience", saying it was necessary to avert a human tragedy.

Vast blast as Italy demolishes remains of collapsed road bridge

Genoa - The two remaining towers of the motorway bridge in the Italian city Genoa that collapsed last year killing 43 people were demolished on Friday to make way for a new structure, authorities said.

Italy demolishes remains of Genoa bridge

Genoa - The two remaining towers of the motorway bridge in the Italian city Genoa that collapsed nearly a year ago killing 43 people were demolished on Friday to make way for a new structure, authorities said.

Purolator to design tech-driven courier hub in Toronto

Toronto - A new national technology hub is being designed and built by courier service provider Purolator in Toronto, reflecting growth in the area's e-commerce sector. The $339 million project will extend to 60 acres.

Cyprus racers show budget solar cars have a sunny future

Nicosia - Venetia Chrysostomide fastened her helmet and rolled her solar-powered car into the sunny streets of Cypriot capital Nicosia for a race to showcase such vehicles' eco-friendly potential, even on a budget.
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