China arrests at least 10 at sea; HK media say suspects running away to Taiwan

Featured More Top News Trump to shut off TikTok, WeChat to new U.S. users on Sunday The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. 1:59am EDT Assange…

Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish endeavor

An illustration shows a wind-powered car and truck carrier ship that a Swedish consortium that includes Wallenius Marine is developing and aiming to launch late 2024 in this handout image obtained by Reuters September 10, 2020. Wallenius Marine/via REUTERS STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish consortium aims to launch commercially by 2025 a wind-driven car carrier…

Whales stranded in crocodile-infested Australian river

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s northern tropical rivers are renowned for being crocodile-infested, so the appearance of migrating humpback whales in one waterway has baffled marine scientists, who assume they simply took a wrong turn and got stuck.Marine ecologist Jason Fowler discovered three whales on a fishing trip with friends two weeks ago. He and five…

Flat Earthers End Up in Quarantine After Sailing to the ‘End of the World’

Image: Alexandr Yurtchenko / Alamy Stock PhotoAfter 2020 put a stop to a planned Flat Earther cruise to Antarctica, where passengers hoped to find the giant wall of ice they believe surrounds our flat disc of a planet, one Italian couple took matters into their own hands. The man and woman, both from Venice, set sail towards…

S.African court allows sheep exports to Middle East, turns down cruelty concerns

Featured U.S. West Coast Wildfires More Top News Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine, masks: ‘He was confused’ President Donald Trump took exception on Wednesday to comments from the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who said a vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be broadly rolled out in mid-2021 and…

S.African court allows sheep exports to Middle East, rejects cruelty concerns

CAPE TOWN, Aug 25 (Reuters) – A South African court ruled on Tuesday that a Kuwaiti firm could ship thousands of sheep to the Middle East, dealing a blow to animal welfare activists seeking to ban such exports on concerns that extreme heat could kill the animals en route.In the high court case, South Africa’s…

No favorable tests for NFL players, coaches: report

FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriAll NFL players and coaches involved in Sunday games passed tests for COVID-19 and “should be good to go,” pending a health check upon arrival at stadiums, NFL Network’s Ian…

Somali pirates pirate Panama-flagged ship

BOSASO, Somalia/NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali pirates have released three Iranian hostages held for five years, a maritime security official said on Thursday, as conflicting reports emerged whether another ship had been seized after a three-year hiatus in hijackings.Three Iranian fishermen, who, according to maritime security officials, were released by Somali pirates after being held…

No positive tests for NFL gamers, coaches: report

FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriAll NFL players and coaches involved in Sunday games passed tests for COVID-19 and “should be good to go,” pending a health check upon arrival at stadiums, NFL Network’s Ian…

As Arctic ice melts, polluting ships stream into polar waters

LONDON (Reuters) – As melting sea ice opens the Arctic to navigation, more ships are plying the loosely regulated polar waters, bringing increasing amounts of climate-warming pollution, a Reuters analysis of new shipping and fuel-consumption data shows.FILE PHOTO: Chunks of ice float inside of meltwater pools on top of the Helheim glacier near Tasiilaq, Greenland,…