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Five Tunisian migrants die in shipwreck | Reuters

TUNIS (Reuters) - At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off the Tunisian coast, officials said.<p>“A migrant boat carrying dozens capsized on Saturday off the coast of Monastir ... Naval forces rescued 49 Tunisian migrants and recovered five bodies …

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Some dramatic images coming out of Santa Barbara Country, Calif., this week - …

Holiday Washout: Heavy Rain Brings Flood Threat to Texas, Plains

Millions of Americans were under the threat of flash floods this Memorial Day weekend as heavy rain was forecast for waterlogged parts of Texas, Arkansas and the southern Plains.<p>Thunderstorms in the Midwest, Plains, Texas threatened to bring hail, wind and even isolated tornadoes on Saturday and …

California accepts historic offer by farmers to cut water usage by 25%

In a twist not even imagined in the film Chinatown, the drought-stricken state accepts a voluntary offer from farmers who hope to stave off mandatory cuts<p>California’s drought has produced a plot twist too singular even for Chinatown: farmers volunteering to give up a quarter of their water.<p>Scores …

Shia militia launch offensive to retake Iraqi city of Ramadi

Shia Muslim fighters and Iraqi forces have been deployed towards areas that have fallen to the Islamic State, reportedly retaking territory held by the jihadists east of the city.<p>Shia militias began a major operation on Saturday to retake the Iraqi city of Ramadi, in what is likely to be one of …

Mexico gang shoot-out leaves dozens dead

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1169000/1169053_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531943611_2209f535d2c89deb1df746a1c6b6b6a9<p><b>At least 43 people have been killed in a shoot-out in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.</b><p>Friday's gunfight between security forces and an armed …

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