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Typhoons bolster world's largest tidal bore

The world’s largest tidal bore, on the Qiantang River in China, has been swollen by floodwaters caused by two typhoons.

The world’s largest tidal bore, on the Qiantang River in China, has been swollen by floodwaters caused by two typhoons.

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Fewer migrants crossing the Med to Europe but more dying - IOM

New figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) show that fewer people are crossing the Mediterranean Sea, but more are perishing on the crossing to…

New figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) show that fewer people are crossing the Mediterranean Sea, but more are perishing on the crossing to…

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Aegean Sea rescue

Portuguese Maritime Police rescued 38 migrants including several babies and infants from a dinghy in the Aegean sea on Sunday (September 4).

Portuguese Maritime Police rescued 38 migrants including several babies and infants from a dinghy in the Aegean sea on Sunday (September 4).

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Three facing court over Corsica beach scuffles

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

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Meet the pair pedalling underwater from England to France

It’s the madcap challenge with a strikingly sane goal – pedalling underwater from England to France to learn more about the marine environment.

It’s the madcap challenge with a strikingly sane goal – pedalling underwater from England to France to learn more about the marine environment.

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Skincare science under the sea

Marine biodiversity is rich in sources for medicine and cosmetic science, as Spanish researchers are discovering on the Mediterranean coast.

Marine biodiversity is rich in sources for medicine and cosmetic science, as Spanish researchers are discovering on the Mediterranean coast.

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Takeaway: the secret of youth

Underwater species can help us stay young Scientists are looking for new bioactive molecules in marine invertebrates Bioactive molecules can prevent ageing and age-related diseases Selected invertebra

Underwater species can help us stay young Scientists are looking for new bioactive molecules in marine invertebrates Bioactive molecules can prevent ageing and age-related diseases Selected invertebra

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China warns it could set up an air defence zone in South China Sea

A defiant China has now formalised its objections to an international tribunal ruling that says its claims to territorial rights in the South China Sea have no legal…

A defiant China has now formalised its objections to an international tribunal ruling that says its claims to territorial rights in the South China Sea have no legal…

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Human remains recovered from crashed Egyptair flight

A search vessel has recovered human remains from the underwater crash site of Egyptair flight MS804 which went down in the Mediterranean in May.

A search vessel has recovered human remains from the underwater crash site of Egyptair flight MS804 which went down in the Mediterranean in May.

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Migrants in the Med: Over 100 more bodies wash up on Libyan coast

Familiar scenes as bodies are recovered from the beach close to Libyan coastal city of Zuwara as numbers of boats making the crossing to Italy surge.

Familiar scenes as bodies are recovered from the beach close to Libyan coastal city of Zuwara as numbers of boats making the crossing to Italy surge.

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Can sea snails accelerate a cure for cancer?

From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.

From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.

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Refugees: what is your nationality when you are born at sea?

On May 25, the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the association "SOS Méditerranée", returned from its tenth rescue operation: the lives of 388 migrants were…

On May 25, the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the association "SOS Méditerranée", returned from its tenth rescue operation: the lives of 388 migrants were…

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EgyptAir MS804: First images of recovered debris released

The hunt for missing EgyptAir flight MS804 intensified on Saturday as Egypt’s military released a video of the first debris found during its search in the Mediterranean…

The hunt for missing EgyptAir flight MS804 intensified on Saturday as Egypt’s military released a video of the first debris found during its search in the Mediterranean…

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Israeli divers discover Roman treasure in ancient sunken cargo ship

Archaeologists in Israel have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins from a merchant ship that sank off the Mediterranean coast some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman…

Archaeologists in Israel have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins from a merchant ship that sank off the Mediterranean coast some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman…

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Freediver descends 124 metres for new world record

It’s a world record that will quite literally take your breath away. William Trubridge from New Zealand set a brand new freediving world record by

It’s a world record that will quite literally take your breath away. William Trubridge from New Zealand set a brand new freediving world record by

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Improving our understanding of our seas

We understand some parts of our own oceans less than we know outer space, but as they are so critical to our survival we need to know more, fast.

We understand some parts of our own oceans less than we know outer space, but as they are so critical to our survival we need to know more, fast.

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Takeaway: how to take sea water samples

This simple tool allows scientists to take sea water samples The plastic tubes can withstand enormous pressure The lids are remotely controlled

This simple tool allows scientists to take sea water samples The plastic tubes can withstand enormous pressure The lids are remotely controlled

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Up to 500 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean - UNHCR

More than two hundred migrants arriving into the Sicilian port of Augusta on Thursday. They were picked up at sea by a joint Italian and Greek

More than two hundred migrants arriving into the Sicilian port of Augusta on Thursday. They were picked up at sea by a joint Italian and Greek

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Claims of Chinese missiles in South China Sea spark tension in region

Taiwanese officials say China has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system on an island in the South China Sea. The US also acknowledged

Taiwanese officials say China has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system on an island in the South China Sea. The US also acknowledged

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Stricken cargo ship heads for French coast

This is the stricken cargo ship that was heading towards the French coast on Monday (February 1). The Modern Express, registered in Panama, began

This is the stricken cargo ship that was heading towards the French coast on Monday (February 1). The Modern Express, registered in Panama, began

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Migrant tragedy: at least 20 people drown in the Aegean Sea

An overcrowded boat has sunk off the coast of Turkey, killing at least 20 people trying to make their way to Europe. The Turkish Coast Guard

An overcrowded boat has sunk off the coast of Turkey, killing at least 20 people trying to make their way to Europe. The Turkish Coast Guard

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Coastline of discovery

In this edition of “Oman Life” we explore the country’s stunning coastline and discover the rich sea life including the endangered green turtle. Our

In this edition of “Oman Life” we explore the country’s stunning coastline and discover the rich sea life including the endangered green turtle. Our

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Traveller's diary: Oman and the sea

Our second Oman Life adventure kicked off at the marina in Muscat where we had the chance to spend the day on a very special boat known as a Dhow

Our second Oman Life adventure kicked off at the marina in Muscat where we had the chance to spend the day on a very special boat known as a Dhow

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Fourteen dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey's Aegean coast

At least 14 people, including seven children, have died after their small boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast. The fatalities are the latest in the

At least 14 people, including seven children, have died after their small boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast. The fatalities are the latest in the