Showing Archived Posts

Israeli Navy Boards Gaza-Bound Ship

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Israel says its navy has boarded a ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists attempting to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. The Israeli military said Saturday the operation was a peaceful and the passengers did not offer any resistance. A military statement said the Finnish-flagged Estelle was being diverted to the port of Ashdod by Israeli vessels. Mikael […]

Tags: , , Posted in Middle East

60 Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Turkish Shore

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Turkish officials say at least 60 people have drowned, about half of them children, after a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank in waters off western Turkey. The provincial government of Izmir said Thursday that 31 of the victims were children, and most of the others were women. The boat is believed to have been bound […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Europe

58 Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Turkish Shore

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Turkish officials say at least 58 people have drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants struck rocks and sank in waters off western Turkey. The boat is believed to have been bound for European waters, but after hitting the rocks it sank around dawn Thursday only 50 meters from the Turkish shore. Forty-six people have […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Europe

39 Dead Near Turkey After Boat Capsizes

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Turkish officials say at least 39 people have drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants struck rocks and sank in waters off western Turkey. Two local officials said they expect the death toll to rise as more bodies are discovered. Forty-five people were reported rescued after the incident, and two people have been arrested. It […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

HRW: Action Needed to Prevent Needless Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A Human Rights Watch report says coordinated action is needed to improve rescue operations in the Mediterranean for boat migrants making the “dangerous crossing” from North Africa to Europe. HRW says migrants who are in its words “fleeing persecution or seeking a better life” often make the journey in unseaworthy and dangerous boats. The organization […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Indian Ferry Capsizes Killing 103, Many Others Missing

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Divers and rescue teams in northeastern India have resumed their search for more than 100 people still missing after an overcrowded ferry capsized on one of the country’s largest rivers. At least 103 people drowned after the double-decker ferry capsized and broke into two pieces late Monday in the swollen Brahmaputra River. The police chief […]

Tags: , , , Posted in South Asia

Indian Ferry Capsizes Killing 103, Many Others Missing

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Indian officials say heavy rain and darkness have temporarily halted rescue operations after at least 103 people drowned when an overcrowded ferry capsized on one of India’s largest rivers. Efforts to find more than 100 people still missing are set to resume Tuesday morning. Jayanta Choudhury, the police chief of Assam state, where the boat […]

Tags: , , , , , Posted in South Asia

Ferry Carrying 350 Capsizes in Northeast India; 68 Dead

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Authorities say at least 68 people are dead and 130 others are missing, after a ferry capsized in northeastern India. Police say the double-decker ferry carrying about 350 passengers broke into two pieces and sank Monday in the Brahmaputra River in Assam state. Some 150 people were rescued or managed to swim to safety in […]

Tags: , , , , , Posted in South Asia

Ferry Carrying 350 Capsizes in Northeast India

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Authorities say at least 40 people are dead and 160 others are missing, after a ferry capsized in northeastern India. Police say the double-decker ferry carrying about 350 passengers sank Monday in the Brahmaputra River in Assam state. Roughly 150 people were rescued or managed to swim to safety in the Dhubri district, 300 kilometers […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia

Boat Capsizes Off Kenyan Island, Killing 7 People

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Officials in Kenya say a boat has capsized off a tourist island near the Somali border, killing at least seven people. Authorities continued to search for survivors Monday with dozens of people missing after the boat capsized late Sunday while traveling from the island of Lamu to Kenya’s mainland. The Red Cross says 25 people […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Calendar

May 2019
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Archives

Categories