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Karachi’s seawater is more ‘hazardous’ than sewage: senator

People should avoid swimming in it

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April 9, 2019


Japanese island disappears without anyone noticing

This might shrink Japan’s territorial waters

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November 3, 2018


Plane skids off Turkish runway and plunges towards sea

A Pegasus Airlines aircraft is pictured after it skidded off the runway at Trabzon airport by the Black Sea in Trabzon, Turkey, January 14, 2018. Ihlas News Agency (IHA) via REUTERS ISTANBUL: A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and plunged down a steep slope on the edge of…

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January 15, 2018


Karachi: 12 people drown at Hawke’s Bay

KARACHI: Twelve picnickers from three different families drowned at Hawke’s Bay beach in Karachi on Saturday. An Edhi official told SAMAA that 10 bodies had been recovered and shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi, while another body had also been retrieved from the sea and was being taken to the hospital. The search for one more…

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September 9, 2017


TV presenter reporting on typhoon knocked off feet by wave

NEWS DESK: A TV reporter reporting on a deadly typhoon battering Hong Kong and Macau has been wiped out by a massive wave that came crashing over a sea wall during a live cross, reported 9 News. The journalist – who was wearing a white helmet – was filmed getting by knocked off feet but…

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August 25, 2017


Death toll from drowning rises to 7 in Karachi

KARACHI: Four people drowned at Karachi’s Hawkes Bay beach on Tuesday while three others also lost their lives to the sea near the city’s Do Darya area on the same day, taking the toll of the dead to 13 people in one week.  According to details, four people had reportedly drowned at Karachi’s Hawkes Bay…

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May 23, 2017


North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea: South Korea

SEOUL: North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday from its western region into the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of launches in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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August 3, 2016


Search intensifies for missing EgyptAir plane

CAIRO: A massive search was under way for an EgyptAir plane that disappeared over the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, with suspicions swiftly focusing on a terrorist motive. Egypt’s aviation minister said that while it was too soon to say why the Airbus A320 flying from Paris to Cairo had vanished from radar screens,…

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May 20, 2016


Two cars submerged in sea

Two vehicles, with no driver onboard, were found submerged in sea at Karachi. Police said two men plunged their vehicles into the sea while racing on the beach. No casualty was reported as the drivers fled from the scene, police said. Watch this video…

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March 22, 2016


Megacities including Karachi may slip under sea

PARIS: Large swathes of Shanghai, Mumbai, New York, Karachi and other coastal metropolises will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to two degrees Celsius, scientists reported Sunday. A 2 C (3.6 Fahrenheit) spike in Earth’s temperature would submerge land currently occupied by 280 million people, while an increase…

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November 9, 2015


Hajj pilgrims undergo health screening in Jeddah

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Ministry has intensified its preventive and health care measures for Hajj pilgrims coming through land, sea and air routes to block the entry of infectious diseases into the Kingdom.

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September 11, 2015


Cure for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

PENICHE: Anya wasn’t even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant. The world’s worst nuclear disaster saddled the sparkly-eyed 16-year-old with chronic cardiovascular and respiratory problems, thanks to contamination that lingers in the air, water and…

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August 30, 2015


India must halt court case on Italy marine shooting: UN court

BERLIN: The UN’s tribunal on maritime law Monday ordered India to halt court proceedings against two Italian marines pending the international body’s ruling on the deadly 2012 case that sparked a diplomatic row. Two Italian marines serving aboard an oil tanker as part of an anti-piracy mission allegedly fired shots that killed two Indian fishermen…

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August 24, 2015


Sea conditions to remain rough along Makran coast

ISLAMABAD: The coastal area of Pakistan is now out of danger from the tropical cyclone (Ashobaa), according to the Cyclone Warning Center of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). The Tropical Cyclone (Ashobaa) over west north Arabian Sea has tracked further westward during past 12 hours and now lies centered at Lat 20.6N and Long 61.0E about…

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June 11, 2015


Karachi administration imposes ban on sea bathing

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Saturday imposed section 144 of the law prohibiting citizens from sea bathing, Samaa reported. A notification was issued by Karachi administration imposing ban on bathing in the sea. “We have prohibited bathing in sea due to high tide. The decision is taken for the protection of citizens,” Commissioner…

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June 6, 2015


Hungry sea lion pulls man holding fish off boat in California

SACRAMENTO: A man was injured on Sunday after he was pulled into the water by a sea lion that jumped from the water at a San Diego marina and grabbed a fish he was holding, authorities said. The sea lion jumped onto the railing of a boat at the Hyatt Mission Bay Marina and snatched…

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April 7, 2015


Stranded 230-kg leatherback sea turtle rescued

CHARLESTON, S.C.: An endangered 500-pound (230-kg) leatherback sea turtle was being treated at a South Carolina aquarium after wildlife officials made a rare rescue of the reptile found alive and stranded on a remote beach. It is the first living leatherback turtle to be recovered in South Carolina and one of only a handful ever…

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March 10, 2015


Sepios the robot cuttlefish takes to the sea

ZURICH: Sepios is no ordinary cuttlefish…'s an underwater robot made by undergraduate students at ETH Zurich university of Switzerland. Co-designer Martin Möller says it could help marine biologists observe marine life, without creating turbulence or disturbing the ocean floor. Möller says a key feature is its ability to swim in any direction. “We actually set…

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February 17, 2015


25 migrants die after being picked up at sea: Italian official

ROME: At least 25 migrants died of hypothermia aboard Italian coast guard vessels after being picked up from an inflatable boat adrift near Libya, the chief health official on the Italian island of Lampedusa said on Monday. Two Italian patrol boats picked up 105 migrants late on Sunday from the boat drifting in extreme sea…

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February 9, 2015


Bodies, debris found as AirAsia plane believed found in sea

PANGKALAN BUN: The hunt for a missing AirAsia passenger plane appeared over Tuesday as wreckage and dozens of bodies were spotted at sea off Indonesia, prompting raw scenes of emotion from sobbing relatives of the 162 people aboard. The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya to Singapore during a storm…

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December 30, 2014


'Nilofar' building up in Arabian Sea

KARACHI: Pakistan has named a tropical cyclone as ‘Nilofar’ that is developing in the Arabian Sea. Samaa reported that out of the eight countries of the region, it was Pakistan’s turn to name the cyclone. ‘Nilofar’, building up off the coast of Oman, is likely to cause rains in Karachi by the end of this…

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October 25, 2014

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