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Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in Kerala

Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in Kerala

The worst floods in a century in Kerala have killed hundreds of people, left dozens missing and about a million sheltering in temporary camps.

More than 600 arrested for Australia people-smuggling

More than 600 arrested for Australia people-smuggling

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, in releasing details of the conservative government's classified "Operation Sovereign Borders", said the controversial policy had saved lives.

Palestinians launch boats from Gaza to protest Israeli blockade

Palestinians launch boats from Gaza to protest Israeli blockade

One main boat carrying around 20 people accompanied by a group of smaller ones departed from the fishermen's port in Gaza City, organisers said.

Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed

Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed

Two dragon boats practising to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higher

Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higher

Paris was on high alert on Saturday as the swollen Seine continued to creep higher, with forecasters warning the river could stay high throughout next week, especially if more rain is dumped on France.

Boats removed in clean-up at Al Ruwais Port

Boats removed in clean-up at Al Ruwais Port

Wakrah Municipality, with help from the pupils of Al Salam Primary School for girls, also undertook cleaning of Al Wakrah Family Beach.

Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25 people

Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25 people

Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 25 people while dozens are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations.

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities said.

Dragon boat races a 'team building exercise' for companies

Dragon boat races a 'team building exercise' for companies

Dragon boat races are becoming a popular team building activity for many companies in the country, Qatar Dragon Boat Festival 2017's event organiser Cherri Lee told Gulf Times.

110 abandoned vehicles removed

110 abandoned vehicles removed

Some 110 abandoned vehicles, equipment and boats were removed by Al Wakrah Municipality and 24 by their owners in August.

Seasonal restrictions lead to hike in fish prices

Seasonal restrictions lead to hike in fish prices

Fish prices have started going up again as the annual restrictions on fishing activities in the country's waters have started affecting the catch, it is learnt.

Turkey nabs 350 migrants heading to Greece: report

Turkey nabs 350 migrants heading to Greece: report

The Turkish coastguard stopped five boats carrying dozens of illegal migrants, mostly from Myanmar, who were trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, local media reported.