Friday 19 September 2014
 
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200 evacuated from leaking cruise ship in Netherlands

A cruise ship carrying 154 passengers and 40 crew was evacuated after it sprang a leak on a river in the eastern Netherlands early on Sunday morning, emergency services said. All the passengers, mostly pensioners from Germany and

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Bahrain passes law to prevent leaks

A new law designed to prevent government leaks was approved yesterday by Bahrain's Shura Council. It had been shelved last month due to differences over its content, but was passed after amendments were made to the government-

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US plays down leaked call; Merkel furious

A top US diplomat tried to play down the damage to Washington's diplomacy in Ukraine from a leaked telephone call on Friday, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel called an obscene remark about the EU "absolutely unacceptable."

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Another tank leaks toxic water at Fukushima plant

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday said another tank holding highly contaminated water is leaking, and that some of the liquid may have reached the Pacific Ocean, the second such breach in less than two mont

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Blankets used to block air leak on Kuwait carrier

A Kuwaiti Airways passenger plane used blankets and bed sheets to block an air leak discovered through an emergency door while the jet was en route from Thailand to Kuwait, said a report. The passengers began to panic when they sa

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Ammonia leak at Shanghai plant leaves 15 dead

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit at a cold storage facility in Shanghai on Saturday has killed 15 people and injured 26 others, local authorities said. The leak occurred at 10:50 am local time (0250 GMT / 10:50 p.m.

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Leak halts Iraq's Ceyhan oil pipeline

The flow of oil on a pipeline carrying Iraqi crude oil to Turkey's Mediterranean coast stopped early on Tuesday due to a leak and was expected to resume later in the day, Turkish and Iraqi energy officials said. An official at

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Total could face $10bn bill if leak explodes

French oil major Total could face costs of up to $10 billion if its North Sea gas leak leads to an explosion and nearly $3 billion if it takes months to fix, according to analysts' early estimates.      As Tot

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North Sea pipeline still leaking says Shell

Royal Dutch Shell said a ruptured North Sea pipeline continued to leak oil on Saturday and that it had been seeping crude into the sea for two days before the company declared it. Shell said it was continuing to reduce pressure in the pipe

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BP modifies plan to capture oil from leak

The latest plan to capture oil belching from a BP well into the Gulf of Mexico will work less well than originally hoped, the US Coast Guard said on Thursday. Shares in the energy giant rose in London trading on market hopes that the plan

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