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Fishermen ‘still illegally discarding dead fish’ says report

Fishermen ‘still illegally discarding dead fish’ says report

Science
Fishermen are continuing to illegally discard dead fish back into the sea, according to a House of Lords inquiry.The inquiry looked at the impact of the ban on fishing discards six months after new rules took effect.The committee's report said the new regulations have had "little impact", but industry leaders said this was the wrong conclusion.Fishing discards were prohibited after a campaign by the chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. North Sea cod stocks fall to 'critical' level Fish discard ban 'can only harm industry' The EU regulations were designed to stop fishermen throwing unwanted fish back into the sea dead, instead obliging skippers to land them.But the inquiry report claimed little had changed since the ban came into force, with no indications of...
2 dead, 40 trapped in building collapse in Mumbai

2 dead, 40 trapped in building collapse in Mumbai

World
July 16 (UPI) -- At least two people were dead and another 40 feared trapped after a four-story building collapsed Tuesday in the Indian city of Mumbai, authorities said. Three National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed to the site in the Dongri neighborhood of south-central Mumbai to search for survivors, the organization said via Twitter. According to preliminary reports, the building, located amid streets crowded with people and congested with other structures, collapsed at 11:40 a.m., NDTV reported. The incident is being considered a "Level 2," the second most severe under the system that gauges building collapses. Between 40 and 50 people are believed to be trapped in the rubble, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's disaster management division said, adding that it h...
Hong Kong extradition bill ‘is dead’ says Carrie Lam

Hong Kong extradition bill ‘is dead’ says Carrie Lam

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said the controversial bill that would have allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland "is dead".At a press conference on Tuesday, Ms Lam said the government's work on the bill had been a "total failure".But she stopped short of saying it had been fully withdrawn, and protesters have vowed to continue mass rallies.The bill sparked weeks of unrest in the city and the government had already suspended it indefinitely. "But there are still lingering doubts about the government's sincerity or worries whether the government will restart the process in the Legislative Council," Ms Lam told reporters. "So I reiterate here, there is no such plan. The bill is dead." She had pr...
‘One dead’ as volcano unexpectedly erupts on Italian island

‘One dead’ as volcano unexpectedly erupts on Italian island

World
By Yuliya Talmazan, news reporter A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on Wednesday, killing one person, according to local officials.The person, believed to be a tourist, was killed by falling stones during a walk, a rescue service official told Reuters. Italian news agency ANSA also quoted the mayor of Lipari, the biggest of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily that Stromboli belongs to, saying that one person was killed. Mayor Marco Giorgianni told ANSA that the victim was a tourist who had trekked up to the summit of the volcano.The unexpected eruption started fires on the western side of the small Mediterranean island and sent plumes of grey smoke into the air. Advertisement ...
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife Beth Chapman dead at 51

Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife Beth Chapman dead at 51

Entertainment
DEAD: Dog The Bounty Hunter's wife Beth had died after a long battle with cancer (Pic: INSTAGRAM ) Dog The Bounty Hunter has confirmed his wife Beth has died following a battle with stage four lung cancer.The star – real name Duane Chapman – took Twitter to announce the news.He told his 532,000 followers: “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain.“Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. Related Articles “We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”TMZ also confirmed the news, adding that Beth had died at a Honolulu hospital.The sad news comes just days after she was placed in a medically-induced coma following a long battle with the disease.The 51-year-old was brought into the emergency ward of Queen's Medical Centre in Hawaii o