Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move stranded passengers from airport

Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move stranded passengers from airportA powerful typhoon killed 10 people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats from a flooded airport, the government said on Wednesday, as more than a million homes were without power. Jebi, or “swallow” in Korean, was briefly a super typhoon and is the most powerful storm to hit Japan in 25 years.


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Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU rowItaly allowed 16 of the 150 migrants stranded on board a coastguard ship at a Sicily port to disembark on Saturday, as government officials face questioning over the refusal to let all passengers off, media reported. The Diciotti vessel has been docked at the port of Catania since Monday night, after the Italian government blocked migrants from leaving in the absence of commitments from the EU to relocate some of them. Italy on Friday said it would pull its funding for the EU as a “compensatory measure” if the bloc refused to come forward and help with relocating the migrants, sparking a fresh immigration row between the bloc and Italy’s populist government.


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ICE Arrests Man Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital for Birth, Leaving Her 'Stranded' in Tears

  1. ICE Arrests Man Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital for Birth, Leaving Her ‘Stranded’ in Tears  PEOPLE.com
  2. ICE says man taken while rushing pregnant wife to hospital is wanted for murder in Mexico  USA TODAY
  3. ICE: Man Detained Driving Pregnant Wife To Hospital Was Wanted For Murder  HuffPost
  4. ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Deliver Baby, Says He Is Wanted For Homicide In Mexico  CBS Los Angeles
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Fears mount for stranded villages in India flood crisis

Fears mount for stranded villages in India flood crisisRescuers in helicopters and boats fought to get to stranded villages in India’s Kerala state Saturday as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead. Dozens of military and coastguard helicopters flew in torrential rain to reach high risk areas, officials said, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the crisis as “devastating”. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced late Friday that the monsoon death toll had dramatically risen to 324.


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Seven adorable puppies were found stranded on an uninhabited island in Canada

Seven adorable puppies were found stranded on an uninhabited island in CanadaLet’s start with something positive: Seven
extremely cute puppies have been rescued from the wilds of Canada, and are right now on the road (literally) to a better life. The circumstances of how the puppies came to be stranded on an uninhabited island in the Canadian province of Manitoba remains a mystery, however. Most of the obvious possibilities here lead to some troubling conclusions. SEE ALSO: Internet, why won’t you let me live stream this dog surfing competition?! The saga of the puppy rescue began on Monday when a volunteer for Winnipeg’s Norway House Animal Rescue called in to report their existence. The roughly four-month-old pups had been discovered by a local boater, Junior Cook, near Cross Lake, Manitoba, about 300 miles north of Winnipeg. “He actually heard them the night before. He and his friend were out and it was getting dark already, and they heard some noises on the island,” NHAR director Debra Vanderkhove told the CBC. The two couldn’t see anything other than shadows, but they returned the next day to investigate. Instead of wolves (their initial suspicion), they found seven puppies. The men left food for the lot of them and called the Winnipeg shelter. In the days since the puppies were first discovered, Vanderkhove made the trip up to Manitoba, picked up the lot of them — “They will be the
Gilligan’s Island crew — four boys, three girls,” she said — and, as of Saturday, is driving them back to the shelter. All throughout, NHAR kept the public updated with Facebook posts featuring photos and videos of the rescued pups. There are so many more on the shelter’s official Facebook page. It’s wonderful to know that these tykes are safe and sound, and headed off to be cared for before they’re placed in homes. But in a Facebook message exchange with Mashable, Vanderkhove wants everyone to remember that the pups shouldn’t have been on that island in the first place. “Today the focus is on the puppies and getting them to the shelter. We’re still driving. And tomorrow is another day for the fight on investigating this cruelty.” WATCH: We tested Google Lens at a Corgi meetup and it failed


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