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Backed by Italy, Libya enlists militias to stop migrants - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 22:11

Backed by Italy, Libya enlists militias to stop migrants
New Zealand Herald
Mainly, the money is earmarked for beefing up Libya's coast guard, reinforcing its southern border and improving conditions for migrants in detention centers. Funds can also be used to develop alternative employment for those involved in trafficking ...

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We planned to ride out Harvey, until the floodwaters came - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 20:03

We planned to ride out Harvey, until the floodwaters came
New Zealand Herald
I called 911 again, and friends sent some phone numbers for the Coast Guard. Emergency dispatchers answered, but couldn't indicate where in the evacuation effort we might fall. The Coast Guard phone numbers were busy. We sat on the kitchen counters.

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My family rode out Harvey until water poured through walls - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 12:07

My family rode out Harvey until water poured through walls
New Zealand Herald
I called 911 again, and friends sent some phone numbers for the Coast Guard. Emergency dispatchers answered, but couldn't indicate where in the evacuation effort we might fall. The Coast Guard phone numbers were busy. We sat on the kitchen counters.

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Boatie worries Whanganui slipway too silted up for Coastguard to launch - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 11:04

Boatie worries Whanganui slipway too silted up for Coastguard to launch
New Zealand Herald
Others with larger boats couldn't launch at all for about three hours, and he said there was a queue at the popular Wharf St slipway. He's concerned the Coastguard Wanganui boat wouldn't have been able to launch either, if there had been an emergency.

Boatie worries Whanganui slipway too silted up for Coastguard to launch - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 11:00

Boatie worries Whanganui slipway too silted up for Coastguard to launch
New Zealand Herald
Bruce Edwards' boat got stuck in the mud after he launched it at Whanganui's Wharf St slipway on August 23. Photo/ supplied. A boatie who tried to launch in Whanganui ended up grounded and waiting for high tide. Bruce Edwards said he tried launching 90 ...

Arctic ambitions: could the opening up of the Arctic become the next South China Sea? - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 08:38

Arctic ambitions: could the opening up of the Arctic become the next South China Sea?
New Zealand Herald
The head of the US Coast Guard even compared the situation to the ongoing dispute over territorial claims of islands in the South China Sea. This month a Russian tanker travelled through a northern route in the Arctic without an icebreaker escort for ...

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Houston flooding: 'Lives are more important than houses' - Radio New Zealand

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 07:12

Radio New Zealand

Houston flooding: 'Lives are more important than houses'
Radio New Zealand
In scenes evoking the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, police and Coast Guard teams have rescued 2000 people so far, plucking many from rooftops by helicopter, as they urged the hundreds believed to be marooned in flooded houses ...
Harvey slams region's economy, with damages in the billionsNew Zealand Herald
More chaos in Houston as floodwaters rise to roof lines, reservoirs drainedStuff.co.nz
Mass evacuations after huge floodOtago Daily Times
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More chaos in Houston as floodwaters rise to roof lines - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 05:03

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More chaos in Houston as floodwaters rise to roof lines
New Zealand Herald
The Coast Guard deployed five helicopters and asked for additional aircraft from New Orleans. The White House said President Donald Trump would visit Texas on Tuesday, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump. Harvey was the fiercest hurricane to hit ...
1000 rescued as 'catastrophic' storm floods HoustonRadio New Zealand
More chaos in Houston as floodwaters rise to roof lines, reservoirs drainedStuff.co.nz
Mass evacuations after huge floodOtago Daily Times
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The Latest: 2 men, believed migrants, killed in Greece - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 23:12

The Latest: 2 men, believed migrants, killed in Greece
New Zealand Herald
Merkel said ahead of the meeting that she wants more support for Libya's coast guard and a "migration partnership" with Niger to inhibit migrant smuggling. The leaders will also discuss security cooperation, and the European leaders will then hold ...

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European, African leaders meet in Paris for migration talks - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 19:10

European, African leaders meet in Paris for migration talks
New Zealand Herald
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of the meeting that she wants more support for Libya's coast guard and a "migration partnership" with Niger to inhibit migrant smuggling. While European and African leaders were to meet in Paris, interior ...

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Another rain deluge coming as Texas remains paralysed by Tropical Storm Harvey - Stuff.co.nz

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 14:33

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Another rain deluge coming as Texas remains paralysed by Tropical Storm Harvey
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The Harris County Sheriff's Office used motorboats, airboats, humvees and other vehicles to rescue more than 2000 people in the greater Houston area on Sunday (Monday NZ), a spokesman said. The US Coast Guard and Houston police rescued hundreds ...
1000 rescued as 'catastrophic' storm floods HoustonRadio New Zealand
Houston convention center gives refuge to Harvey's survivorsNew Zealand Herald
Mass evacuations after huge floodOtago Daily Times
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Kiwis caught in 'chemical haze' in UK, beaches evacuated - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 12:42

Kiwis caught in 'chemical haze' in UK, beaches evacuated
New Zealand Herald
The coastguard, police, ambulances and fire and rescue crews are at the worst affected area, Birling Gap, near Beachy Head - a famous headland due to its 160m drops and high suicide rates as Britain's tallest chalk sea cliffs. Sorry, we have no imagery ...

Holidaymakers had to be evacuated from a stretch of coastline - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 11:42

Holidaymakers had to be evacuated from a stretch of coastline
New Zealand Herald
Coastguard rescue teams from Birling Gap, Eastbourne, Bexhill and Newhaven raced to help clear the busy beaches as visitors feared they had been struck by a chlorine leak. Kyle Crickmore, who had been at the beach at Birling Gap, told BBC News: "Then ...

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Merkel wants to work with African leaders on migration - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 06:17

Merkel wants to work with African leaders on migration
New Zealand Herald
The chancellor said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF on Sunday that she supports training Libya's coast guard to prevent migrants from risking their lives by trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Merkel says she also is interested in ...

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1000 rescued as 'catastrophic' storm floods Houston - Radio New Zealand

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 05:58

Radio New Zealand

1000 rescued as 'catastrophic' storm floods Houston
Radio New Zealand
The US Coast Guard in Houston has requested more helicopters as more people ask for help. Governor Abbott has mobilised 1800 military personnel to help with rescue and repair operation. The coastal town of Rockport took a direct hit from the storm, as ...
Water released from Houston reservoirs to protect downtownNew Zealand Herald
Another rain deluge coming as Texas remains paralysed by Tropical Storm HarveyStuff.co.nz
Mass evacuations after huge floodOtago Daily Times
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'Water is swallowing us up': Hundreds rescued from Hurricane Harvey's remnants - Stuff.co.nz

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 03:50

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'Water is swallowing us up': Hundreds rescued from Hurricane Harvey's remnants
Stuff.co.nz
Rescuers have answered hundreds of desperate calls for help as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey rose high enough to begin filling second-storey homes, and authorities urged stranded families to seek refuge on their rooftops on Sunday ...

The Latest: Trump to visit Texas when conditions allow - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 01:41

The Latest: Trump to visit Texas when conditions allow
New Zealand Herald
The Coast Guard has five helicopters working the emergency calls and is asking for additional helicopters from New Orleans to help. Officials are advising people in dire straits to get to the roofs of their homes and mark them somehow to be seen from ...

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Water 'is swallowing us up': Catastrophic floods hit Houston - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 00:10

Water 'is swallowing us up': Catastrophic floods hit Houston
New Zealand Herald
The Coast Guard suggested they wave sheets or towels to draw attention to themselves. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said authorities had received more than 2,000 calls for help and would be opening the city's main convention center as a shelter.

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Texas governor fears severe flooding risk - Radio New Zealand

Sun, 27/08/2017 - 16:09

Radio New Zealand

Texas governor fears severe flooding risk
Radio New Zealand
At least 18 people have been rescued from vessels in distress by Coast Guard helicopters. ABC News has tweeted a video of four people being rescued off the coast of Port Aransas. More devastation and now flooding with westerlies on south side of ...

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Hurricane Harvey smashes Texas homes and businesses - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 27/08/2017 - 07:37

New Zealand Herald

Hurricane Harvey smashes Texas homes and businesses
New Zealand Herald
In the storm's immediate aftermath, the Coast Guard sent two helicopters to try to rescue the crews of three tugboats reported in distress in a channel near Port Aransas. By late morning, Harvey's maximum sustained winds had fallen to about 120 kph and ...
Hurricane Harvey leaves trail of destruction as Texas prepares for 'historic levels of flooding'TVNZ
US storm to bring 'catastrophic flooding'Otago Daily Times

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