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Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German tourists

Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German touristsCaniço (Portugal) (AFP) – Portugal and Germany mourned on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed into a house on the tourist island of Madeira. Trendtour said the bus had been hired by a local operator and crashed off the road “for a reason still unknown”.



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Duterte Stakes Rare Claim, Tells China to ‘Lay Off’ Thitu Island

Duterte Stakes Rare Claim, Tells China to ‘Lay Off’ Thitu Island“I’m trying to tell China, Pag-Asa is ours,” Duterte said, calling Thitu Island by its local name. The president’s comments came hours after his Foreign Affairs Department said the presence of about 275 Chinese vessels near Thitu Island is “illegal” and violates Philippine sovereignty.



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Philippines calls Chinese ships 'illegal' near disputed island

Philippines calls Chinese ships 'illegal' near disputed islandThe Philippines on Thursday branded as “illegal” the recent presence of hundreds of Chinese ships near a disputed island in the South China Sea — a rare public rebuke of Beijing by Manila, which has backed off their once tense territorial standoff. Control over the South China Sea is a point of regional contention because trillions of dollars of goods pass through it, and rich petroleum reserves are thought to sit deep beneath its waters. Under President Rodrigo Duterte, however, Manila has largely set aside its previously confrontational stance on China’s claims in favour of seeking trade and investment from Beijing.



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Norway's Kon-Tiki museum agrees to return Easter Island items

Norway's Kon-Tiki museum agrees to return Easter Island itemsNorway agreed Thursday to hand back thousands of artefacts removed from Easter Island by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl during his trans-Pacific raft expeditions in the 1950s. An agreement was signed by representatives of Oslo’s Kon-Tiki Museum and officials of Chile’s culture ministry at a ceremony in Santiago as part of a state visit by Norway’s King Harald V and Queen Sonja. The museum pieces include carved artifacts and human bones from the Rapa-Nui, the first inhabitants of the remote Chilean island in the Pacific.



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10-year-old student found with loaded gun at Long Island elementary school: police

10-year-old student found with loaded gun at Long Island elementary school: policeAuthorities on Long Island are investigating after a 10-year-old student wasallegedly caught with a loaded handgun at his elementary school on Monday



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Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injured

Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injuredPolice on Long Island said a woman fabricated a story about an attempted kidnapping in order to cover up how her 1-year-old son was injured.



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This Dream Job Will Pay You $130,000 a Year to Run an Island Inn Off the Coast of San Francisco

This Dream Job Will Pay You $  130,000 a Year to Run an Island Inn Off the Coast of San FranciscoIf you’re a firm believer that modern conveniences like Wi-Fi and cell service are overrated, happen to be on the job market, and are looking for a $ 130,000 annual salary, we’ve got an opportunity for you.



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Delta flight makes emergency landing on Alaskan island due to 'a potential engine issue'

Delta flight makes emergency landing on Alaskan island due to 'a potential engine issue'Delta Air Lines passengers faced a Christmas Eve scare when a Seattle-bound flight made an emergency landing on a small Alaskan Island.



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Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrants

Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrantsDenmark’s ruling coalition has approved a controversial plan to put some 125 “unwanted” migrants on Lindholm, an uninhabited island, sparking outrage at home and abroad. To get that message across, the government has multiplied the obstacles for would-be immigrants and introduced almost 100 amendments restricting the rights of migrants. The island exile idea was proposed by the populist, anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DPP), which is not part of the government but the idea was snapped up by the ruling centre-right coalition.



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This website will send you to the most remote island in the entire world for free

This website will send you to the most remote island in the entire world for freeOur daydreams can often take us to far away lands and uncharted territories



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