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Boat with 170 African migrants sinks off Libya

A boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Saturday. "The coast guards have rescued 17 of the illegal migrants," said Ay

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Team gears up for new solar boat challenge

A team of engineering students from Bahrain, who failed to succeed at a major solar powered boats competition, plans to put their skills to the test once again.   They represented Bahrain University at the Dong E

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Bahrainis in Netherlands solar boat contest

A team from Bahrain University is competing in a major challenge in the Netherlands, which has been dubbed the world cup of solar powered boats.   It is among 24 teams going

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60 migrants killed as boat sinks off Yemen

At least 60 African migrants and two Yemeni crew perished in the treacherous waters off Yemen's coast last weekend, in a boat sinking that has just come to light and is believed to be the deadliest there this year, the United Nations said on

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Gulf Craft unveils new super yacht models in Doha

Gulf Craft, a major manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats, is showcasing its line-up of luxury super yachts, sports cruisers and leisure crafts in Doha.    Its newest super yacht models are bein

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Al Marakeb posts 45pc sales rise

Sharjah-based boat builder Al Marakeb has posted a 45 per cent increase in sales last year against its figures in 2012. The company, which specialises in manufacturing ocean-going vessels, has also reported a 71 per cent increase

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21 tourists killed in Andaman boat tragedy

At least 21 people were killed when a boat carrying tourists capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Port Blair in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a report said. The deaths were confirmed by an official of Nicobar, who also sa

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Bahrain foils new 'terror' attempts

Bahraini authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle explosives and arms, some made in Iran and Syria, into the country by boat, the kingdom's public security chief said on Monday. Bahrain has faced bouts of unrest since Feb

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2013 deadliest for desperate migrants, says report

More than 7,000 migrants may have perished at sea or while crossing deserts trying to reach a safe haven this year, believed to be the deadliest on record, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. IOM is an intergovernme

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Hundreds of migrants rescued in sea off Italy

Italian navy and coast guard vessels rescued more than 700 migrants in waters between Sicily and North Africa overnight as an immigration crisis that has cost hundreds of lives this month showed no signs of abating. Patrol boats c

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