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Warming oceans threaten sea turtle reproduction: study

Warming oceans threaten sea turtle reproduction: study

Rising sea temperatures are threatening sea turtle populations by warming their nesting sites on beaches across the world, a new study found Wednesday. The climate change-fuelled phenomenon could cause local extinctions of the already threatened reptiles, which have a long breeding cycles and are slower to adapt than many other species, such as birds or...

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Pilots walk away from water-bombing plane crash in Australia

Pilots walk away from water-bombing plane crash in Australia

Two pilots have made a “miraculous” escape after their Boeing 737 water-bombing plane crashed and burned while fighting a blaze in remote Western Australia. The plane left a long scar in the scrub- and tree-covered landscape when it came down while battling a bushfire in the Fitzgerald National Park about 420 kilometres (260 miles) southeast...

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Police seize enough cocaine to supply New Zealand for 30 years

Police seize enough cocaine to supply New Zealand for 30 years

Police said Wednesday they had seized enough cocaine to supply New Zealand for 30 years, after snaring a massive bundle of drugs floating in the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand police commissioner Andrew Coster told reporters the haul — containing 81 bales of cocaine — weighed 3.2 tonnes and had a street value of around $316...

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UK’s Royal Mail unveils first King Charles stamps

UK’s Royal Mail unveils first King Charles stamps

LONDON: Britain’s Royal Mail on Wednesday unveiled the first postage stamps to feature the image of King Charles III, following his ascension to the throne last September. The new so-called “definitive stamp” – intended for everyday use and consisting solely of the monarch’s head, the stamp’s value and a barcode – will go on general...

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Indian cricket board to hold first WPL auction next week

Indian cricket board to hold first WPL auction next week

NEW DELHI: Five teams participating in the inaugural Women’s Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament will bid for 409 cricketers from across the world next week, India’s cricket board announced on Tuesday. The world’s richest and most influential cricket body in January earned $572.5 million from the bids to own five teams in the league, which...

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Zimbabwe’s Ballance second player to score Test centuries for two countries

Zimbabwe’s Ballance second player to score Test centuries for two countries

BULAWAYO: Gary Ballance became only the second Test batsman after Kepler Wessels to score a century for two countries, hitting an unbeaten 137 for Zimbabwe against the West Indies in Bulawayo on Tuesday. Needing at least 248 runs in reply to a West Indies’ declaration of 447-6 to avoid a possible follow-on, Zimbabwe declared on...