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  • North Korea fires three ballistic missiles off east coast: Seoul

    SEOUL: North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, Seoul said, a new show of force that comes as top world leaders meet at the G20 summit in China...

    The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan (East Sea) from the North's Hwangju county at around 0300 GMT, a defence ministry spokesman said, more sabre-rattling that follows a submarine-launched ballistic missile test some two weeks ago...

  • 'Bomb cyclone' in US East Coast kills at least 4

    A giant winter “bomb cyclone” walloped the United States (US) East Coast on Thursday with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery...

    Americans along the East Coast faced potential power outages in bitterly cold sub-freezing temperatures...

  • Monster hurricane starts battering US east coast

    MYRTLE BEACH: Winds and waves began battering the Carolinas on Thursday as officials warned that Hurricane Florence — while weakening slightly — remains a “very dangerous storm” capable of wreaking havoc along a wide swathe of the US East Coast...

    ” At 11am, Florence was over the Atlantic Ocean about 145 miles (230 kms) east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and moving northwest at 10 mph (17 kph), the NHC said...

  • Hurricane Florence smashes into US East Coast, rescuers scramble

    Hurricane Florence smashed into the US East Coast on Friday with howling winds, torrential rains and life-threatening storm surges as emergency crews scrambled to rescue hundreds of people stranded in their homes by flood waters...

    Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), warned the danger was not only along the coast: “Inland flooding kills a lot of people, unfortunately, and that's what we're...

  • Tropical Storm Arthur inches closer to US East Coast

    MIAMI: Tropical Storm Arthur inched closer to the US East Coast on Sunday, although its impact was expected to be limited to some minor flooding and rough seas along the North Carolina coast...

    Arthur formed off the coast of Florida on Saturday, making it the sixth straight year for a named storm to develop before the official June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season...

  • Five dead as gunmen attack Ivory Coast beach resort

    GRAND BASSAM: At least five people were killed on Sunday when heavily-armed gunmen opened fire in the Ivory Coast resort town of Grand-Bassam, leaving bodies strewn on the beach...

    It was not immediately clear who was behind the shooting in the resort, which lies on the Gulf of Guinea around 40 kilometres east of the commercial hub Abidjan...

  • Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar coast

    YANGON: More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar’s navy on Monday, more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted off the country’s coast...

  • Likely to spare Sindh coast, Ashobaa turns city weather pleasant

    KARACHI: The tropical cyclone Ashobaa, currently located at around 700 kilometres south of the city, has turned north-west towards the Persian Gulf, missing the Sindh coast though affecting weather in Pakistan’s coastal areas including Karachi...

    Though still quite far from the coast, Ashobaa has started influencing the weather of Karachi that experienced a cloudy day, said a weatherman...

  • Study on pollution affecting Karachi coast launched

    KARACHI: A comprehensive study was launched to assess the scale of pollution affecting the entire city coast, officials at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) told Dawn on Saturday...

    “It will be the first time that we will have a complete picture of Karachi’s coast in terms of pollution affecting it,” said Hina Baig, a senior scientist at the NIO...

  • Two killed in vehicle ambush on Kenya coast

    Kenya's coast attracts foreign and domestic tourists but has been affected in recent years by fears of radicalisation of the predominately poor Muslim residents by militants linked to Somalia's Shabaab...

    A series of attacks has also hit visitor numbers with some foreign governments warning their citizens against travelling to Kenya's coast...

  • Myanmar rescues 200 found in boat off its coast

    YANGON: Myanmar’s navy has brought ashore 200 Bangladeshis found in a boat off its coast, after its military chief said some of the thousands of migrants that have landed in Malaysia and Indonesia this month are pretending to be Rohingya Muslims to get UN aid...

  • Upto 700 feared dead as migrant boat capsizes off Libyan coast

    ROME/PALERMO: As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, a United Nations official said on Sunday...

    Italian officials said navy and coast guard vessels, as well as merchant ships in the area and a Maltese patrol boat, were involved in the search and rescue operation, which was being coordinated by the Italian coast guard in Rome...

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