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Mediterranean could become a ‘sea of plastic’

PARIS: The Mediterranean could become a "sea of plastic", the WWF warned on Friday in a report calling for measures to clean up one of the world's worst affected bodies of water. The WWF said the Mediterranean had record levels of…

Spain rescues over 400 migrants in Mediterranean

MADRID: Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it had rescued 408 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from north Africa this weekend. The service said its rescue boats intercepted 115 migrants…

Invading ‘rat of the sky’ irks Algerians

ALGIERS: "It's not a bird, it's a rat -- and it's squatting on my terrace," Ali says of his new neighbour, a yellow-legged gull -- a pest ubiquitous in the Algerian capital. The 60-year-old is not alone in despising this versatile…

Mediterranean three times more deadly than 2015: UN

MALAGA, Spain: The death toll on the Mediterranean has nearly matched that of all last year, with more than 3,740 migrants and refugees having drowned on their way to Europe, and perilous winter months still to come, aid agencies said on…