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A couple's wedding rings found by rescuers weeks after their boat capsized

The young couple from Algeria must have thought their wedding rings were lost forever when their tiny boat capsized. They were among the lucky ones on that trip from Libya to Italy -- of the 20 people aboard, five have died, including a little girl, according to the Italian arm of Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
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Lost wedding rings found by rescuers after couple's boat capsized in the Mediterranean

The young couple from Algeria must have thought their wedding rings were lost forever when their tiny boat capsized. They were among the lucky ones on that trip from Libya to Italy -- of the 20 people aboard, five have died, including a little girl, according to the Italian arm of Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
Tags: Europe, News, Italy, Libya, Algeria, Mediterranean


A couple's wedding rings found by rescuers weeks after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean

The young couple from Algeria must have thought their wedding rings were lost forever when their tiny boat capsized. They were among the lucky ones on that trip from Libya to Italy -- of the 20 people aboard, five have died, including a little girl, according to the Italian arm of Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
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Rescuers recover migrants' wedding rings lost at sea

Algerian couple were survivors of a shipwreck in October off the coast of Lampedusa, ItalyOn 9 November a migrant rescue boat came across a red backpack floating in the Mediterranean alongside other remains from a shipwreck that took place weeks before. The rucksack, covered with sea snails and reeking of petrol, contained two wedding rings, inscribed with the names Ahmed and Doudou.“We thought it was proof of yet another love story that ended up at the bottom of the sea,” said Riccardo Gatti, t...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Libya, Ahmed, Mediterranean, Lampedusa, Doudou, Riccardo Gatti


Goldman voices concerns about OPEC+ future as decision on output curbs nears | Reuters

Goldman voices concerns about OPEC+ future as decision on output curbs nears | Reuters As the OPEC+ group’s decision on oil production cuts nears, there are renewed concerns about the future of the organization as it tries to rebalance the market while securing higher revenue and market share in the medium-term, Goldman Sachs said in a note.OPEC+, comprising the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other producers, is scheduled to meet on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and is likel...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Libya, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Vladimir Putin wasted no time in weaponizing Trump's election conspiracies to spread Russian propaganda

Vladimir Putin seen in Moscow, Russia, on September 28, 2020. Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin has wasted no time in seizing on US President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the 2020 election to boost Russia's strategic goals. In addition to saying he will not congratulate President-elect Joe Biden while claiming the results are not clear, Putin said the "problems in the US electoral system" mean the US doesn't have the right to criticize how ...
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"Mr. Blinken has been at Mr. Biden’s side for nearly 20 years, including as his top aide on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and later as his national security adviser when he was vice president."

"In that role, Mr. Blinken helped develop the American response to political upheaval and instability across the Middle East, with mixed results in Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Libya. But chief among his new priorities will be to re-establish the United States as a trusted ally that is ready to rejoin global agreements and institutions — including the Paris climate accord, the Iran nuclear deal and the World Health Organization — that were jettisoned by Mr. Trump."  From "Biden Chooses Antony Blinke...
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Libya interior minister campaigns to lead country as fragile peace holds

Fathi Bashagha looks to France for support ahead of electionsLibya’s interior minister has completed a three-day charm offensive in France, as a tentative ceasefire in the war-torn country holds and diplomatic jostling for its leadership roles intensifies.Fathi Bashagha, who hopes to become Libya’s interim prime minister, is regarded by the United Arab Emirates and forces in the east of Libya as under the influence of both the Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey, a country with which France is increas...
Tags: Europe, France, Africa, World news, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Muslim Brotherhood, Middle East Continue, Fathi Bashagha


Why is Ethiopia facing civil war? – video explainer

Hundreds have been killed and tens of thousands forced to flee their homes in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country, as federal troops battle rebels in the northern Tigray region. The Guardian's Jason Burke explains what sparked the conflict, why it threatens to destabilise the Horn of Africa – and examines how the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, the continent's youngest leader, has gone from winning a Nobel peace prize to presiding over a bloody conflict against the Tigray People's Libera...
Tags: Africa, World news, United Nations, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Libya, Jason Burke, Horn of Africa, Ethiopia Africa, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed, Tigray People s Liberation Front TPLF


Ethiopia: troops will launch 'final' offensive against Tigray rebels, PM says

Abiy Ahmen says deadline for rebel troops to surrender has expired, paving way for push on Tigray’s capital before end of weekCould Tigray conflict turn Ethiopia into a ‘Libya of east Africa’?Ethiopian troops will launch a “final and conclusive” offensive against rebel forces in the northern region of Tigray before the end of the week, the country’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has warned.In a series of social media posts on Tuesday, Abiy said that a three-day deadline for rebel troops to surrend...
Tags: Africa, World news, Ethiopia, Libya, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Abiy Ahmen, Mekelle Tigray


Ethiopia PM warns Tigray forces that surrender deadline has passed

Warning follows ‘precision-led’ strike on Mekelle, paving way for final push on regional capitalCould Tigray conflict turn Ethiopia into a ‘Libya of east Africa’?Ethiopia’s prime minister has warned that a three-day deadline for rebel regional forces to surrender has expired, paving the way for a final push on Mekelle, the capital of the northern region of Tigray.Tigrayan forces fired rockets into neighbouring Eritrea at the weekend, escalating a conflict in which hundreds of people have been ki...
Tags: Africa, World news, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Libya, Horn of Africa, Tigray, Mekelle, Tigray Tigrayan


Could Tigray conflict turn Ethiopia into a 'Libya of east Africa'?

Fighting in north-west region threatens to destabilise country and draw in foreign powersThe conflict pits Ethiopian government forces and allied militia against troops loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which is the ruling party of the Tigray region. Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, launched military operations in Tigray on 4 November after he accused local authorities of attacking a military camp and attempting to loot military assets. The TPLF denies the charge and has accus...
Tags: Africa, World news, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Libya, North West, TPLF, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Tigray People 's Liberation Front


Oil climbs higher on China, Japan rebound, hopes of OPEC+ supply curb | Reuters

Oil climbs higher on China, Japan rebound, hopes of OPEC+ supply curb | Reuters Oil prices climbed on Monday, recouping some losses from the previous session as hopes that OPEC+ will hold current output curbs offset concerns over weaker fuel demand due to growing coronavirus infections and higher production in Libya.Figures showing a rebound in the world’s second and third largest economies, China and Japan, also supported prices, along with data that Chinese refineries processed the most crude ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Opec, Libya, Reuters, Reuters Oil, China Japan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OCBC, U S West Texas Intermediate, Howie Lee


Joe Biden administration: president-elect assembles a diverse cabinet

Susan Rice is being considered for secretary of state and Michele Flournoy is reportedly top choice for defence secretaryJoe Biden is piecing together what he has promised to be a diverse cabinet, with Michele Flournoy reportedly top choice for US defence secretary and Susan Rice considered a frontrunner for secretary of state.Flournoy was previously a senior defense adviser in Bill Clinton and Barack Obama’s administrations and is considered a political moderate. Since leaving government she ha...
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Oil falls on rising Libya output, coronavirus surge | Reuters

Oil falls on rising Libya output, coronavirus surge | Reuters Oil prices fell about 2% on Friday, pressured by swelling output from Libya and fears that rising coronavirus infections may slow the recovery in the global economy and fuel demand.Hopes for a vaccine kept crude futures on track for a second straight weekly gain.Brent crude LCOc1 fell 75 cents, or 1.7%, to settle at $42.78 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 fell 99 cents, or 2.4%, to end the session at $40...
Tags: Travel, Libya, Reuters, Reuters Oil, National Oil Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Priti Patel not following her own anti-trafficking policy, judge rules

Ruling could halt deportation of hundreds of asylum seekers who arrived in UK during pandemicThe deportation of hundreds of asylum seekers who arrived in the UK on small boats could be halted after a judge ruled that the home secretary was departing from her own policy on identifying victims of trafficking.The high court case was brought by three potential victims of trafficking – one from Eritrea and two from Sudan – who recently arrived in the UK on small boats. Trafficking in Libya is well-do...
Tags: UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Eritrea, Sudan, Libya, Human Trafficking, Priti Patel


Survivors "in shock" after 94 migrants drown in two Libya shipwrecks

3 women "saw loved ones disappear beneath the waves, dying in front of their eyes," Doctors Without Borders said.
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5 things to know for November 13: Covid, transition, Eta, affirmative action, Libya

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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More than 110 migrants die in Mediterranean in three days

Bodies of 70 people washed up on beach in western Libya on ThursdayFour shipwrecks in the space of three days have claimed the lives of more 110 people in the Mediterranean, including more than 70 people who washed up on Thursday on the beach of al-Khums, in western Libya.According to the UN migration agency (IOM), the boat was reported to be carrying more than 120 people, including women and children. Forty-seven survivors have been brought to shore by the coastguard and fishermen, while the bo...
Tags: Spain, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Libya, Un, Mediterranean, Malta, Iom


At least 74 migrants killed in shipwreck off Libya coast - UN

At least 74 migrants died in a shipwreck on Thursday off the coast of Khums, Libya, the United Nations' International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
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Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libyan beach

UN migration agency reports devastating shipwreck of boat carrying more than 120 people The bodies of more than 70 people have washed up on the beach of al-Khums, in western Libya, after yet another devastating shipwreck in the Mediterranean, the UN migration agency (IOM) reported on Thursday.The boat was reported to be carrying more than 120 people, including women and children. Forty-seven survivors have been brought to shore by the coastguard and fishermen, while the bodies of at least 74 peo...
Tags: Spain, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Libya, Un, Mediterranean, Malta, Iom


Baby dies on rescue boat after Mediterranean shipwreck

Six-month-old Joseph, from Guinea, was among more than 100 migrants in capsized dinghyA six-month-old boy who survived a shipwreck has died aboard a rescue boat in the central Mediterranean.The child, named Joseph and originally from Guinea, was saved by rescuers from the Spanish non-governmental organisation Open Arms late on Wednesday morning after the dinghy in which he was travelling with more than 100 migrants capsized off Libya’s coast. At least five other asylum seekers died as a result o...
Tags: Europe, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Guinea, Refugees, Libya, Baby, Joseph


Global oil demand will not recover until well into 2021, even with a COVID-19 vaccine, the IEA says

Demand for road transportation fuel is precarious but oil supply is rising. bibiphoto/Shutterstock The International Energy Agency cut its forecast for oil demand growth by 400,000 barrels a day to show a decline of 8.8 million barrels per day this year.  "It is far too early to know how and when vaccines will allow normal life to resume. For now, our forecasts do not anticipate a significant impact in the first half of 2021," the agency said. The IEA predicts a recovery in oil demand next...
Tags: Europe, China, Iraq, India, US, Trends, Opec, United States, Paris, Credit Suisse, IEA, Libya, Pfizer, International Energy Agency, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Petroleum Exporting Countries


Prominent Libyan lawyer Hanan al-Barassi gunned down in Benghazi

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord has condemned the killing of prominent Libyan lawyer and women's rights activist Hanan al-Barassi, who was gunned down by armed men in the eastern city of Benghazi.
Tags: Cnn, Libya, Un, Benghazi, Government of National Accord, Hanan al Barassi


Gunmen shoot dead female Libyan dissident in busy Benghazi street

Hanan al-Barassi was an outspoken critic of abuses in areas controlled by the Libyan National ArmyGunmen have shot dead a prominent female dissident on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, in the latest killing of a critic of military strongman Khalifa Haftar.Hanan al-Barassi, an outspoken critic of abuses in the eastern areas controlled by Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), was shot dead in her car in broad daylight on 20th Street, a busy artery in Benghazi’s city centre, rig...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Libya, Benghazi, Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA, Hanan al Barassi, Khalifa Haftar Hanan al Barassi


Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal reshapes regional geopolitics

Western powers sidelined as Russia and Turkey use sway on local players to bolster influenceThe Russian-brokered ceasefire deal in Nagorno-Karabakh will empower both Moscow and Ankara as the new kingmakers in the South Caucasus, analysts said, redrawing security guarantees between Armenia and Azerbaijan with the conspicuous absence of the west.As in the conflicts in Libya and Syria, Russia and Turkey have once again found themselves backing opposing sides, and used their sway on local players to...
Tags: Russia, World news, Turkey, Moscow, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Libya, Ankara, Syria Russia, Nagorno Karabakh, South Caucasus


These are 10 of the toughest and most important battles US Marines ever fought

Marine Corps Memorial in Washington, DC AP Photo/J. David Ake The US Marines Corps was founded on November 10, 1775, and in their 245 years, the Devil Dogs have fought and won some hellish battles.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Over the course of the 245-year history of the Corps, US Marines have waged war around the world, building a reputation as an unstoppable force.On many occasions, the Marines have found themselves tasked with what seemed impossible while surrounde...
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Turkey says it expects issues poisoning ties with U.S. to be addressed

Turkey expects issues poisoning ties with the United States to be addressed, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, adding the search for solutions to conflicts in Syria and Libya were presenting new opportunities to improve ties. Ankara has been at odds with its NATO ally Washington over issues including policy differences in Syria and its purchase of Russian missile defences.
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Mo Bettamer: Aldershot Town striker prepares for senior Libya debut

Swapping the National League for African Cup of Nations qualifiers in Covid-19 times will be a unique experience for Mo Bettamer.
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A normal tourist map, "but everything is negative"

Your standard tourist map is irrepressibly positive about its location—but not this one.Norwegian activist/artist Markus Moestue reveals the dark and shameful sides of Oslo.He hopes his 'Critical Tourist Map' will inspire others to reveal the dark side of their cities. "Only negative stuff about Oslo" Tourism is a conspiracy of euphemisms. Visitors only want to see the best parts of the places they visit. And the places they visit only want to show them their nicest bits. But now, Norwegian...
Tags: Maps, Activism, Prison, Iraq, Africa, Immigration, Sustainability, History, War, Earth, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Innovation, Serbia, Amnesty International, Libya