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Saipan's pristine beaches overrun by human waste
Northern MarianasTuesday August 15, 2017 5:45AM ET
The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas is blaming tourists for human waste left on the shores of its beaches and tourist sites.
6.0-magnitude quake hits 132km SSW of Gataivai, Samoa
Gataivai SamoaTuesday August 15, 2017 5:12AM ET
An earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude jolted 132km SSW of Gataivai, Samoa at 06:01:47 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Wildfires destroy homes in Greece and Portugal, thunderstorms over Germany
Greece firesMonday August 14, 2017 6:59PM ET
Several weeks of blistering heat and dry weather set the stage for dangerous wildfires across southern Europe.
Ukraine: New York Times is wrong, we are not selling rocket engines to North Korea
Oleksandr TurchynovMonday August 14, 2017 2:28PM ET
Ukraine's national security council dismissed a New York Times report that implicated a Ukrainian factory in selling rocket engines to the rogue state of North Korea.
Europe: Justice system is your problem. Serbia: No, Kosovo is our problem
Aleksandar VucicMonday August 14, 2017 9:52AM ET
Serbia and the European Parliament disagreed over the immediate priorities to boost Serbia's EU integration, as Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received chief of foreign affairs at the EU parliament.
Greek town near Athens declares emergency amid raging wildfire
Oropos fireMonday August 14, 2017 9:51AM ET
The Greek municipality of Oropos, located some 40 km north of Athens, declared a state of emergency due to a raging wildfire burning since Sunday afternoon, the country's Civil Protection Service announced Sunday night.
Elephants help rescue hundreds from flooded Nepali safari park
Elephants floodMonday August 14, 2017 9:43AM ET
Elephants helped rescue hundreds of tourists from a flooded jungle safari park in Nepal, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rain rose to 70.
155,000 tons container ship runs aground on Western Scheldt
China Shipping Container LinesMonday August 14, 2017 9:25AM ET
A container ship from Belgium's Antwerp to Germany's Hamburg ran aground on the Western Scheldt near the village of Bath, southwest of the Netherlands, Safety Region Zeeland reported.
Train drivers to stage nationwide strike in Finland
Train drivers FinlandMonday August 14, 2017 9:18AM ET
Train drivers of Finland are going to start a nationwide strike on Monday evening, which is expected to affect nearly 200,000 passengers daily.
New Zealand sees 100,000 record population growth
New Zealand's populationMonday August 14, 2017 9:13AM ET
New Zealand's population grew by 100,400 in the year ended June 2017, the largest ever increase for a year, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said.
Israel to break strike of nuclear scientists this way or another
Dimona Nuclear Research CentreMonday August 14, 2017 7:13AM ET
Israel's government approved Sunday emergency measures to end a "disruptive" months-long strike over pay by scientists working at the country's top secret nuclear research centre.
Russians dismiss report of explosion on crashed Polish plane
Tu-154MMonday August 14, 2017 7:04AM ET
Polish experts have voiced "incomprehensible claims" concerning signs of an explosion on the Polish presidential Tu-154M plane which crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk in 2010, Russian Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko has said, TASS reports.
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