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Saint Vincent volcano: Island awakes to ash and sulphur smell

Saint Vincent volcano: Island awakes to ash and sulphur smell

World
Inhabitants of the Caribbean island of St Vincent have woken up to "extremely heavy ash fall and sulphur smells" after Friday's eruption of the La Soufrière volcano.Emergency management officials said the volcano's emissions had advanced to the country's capital Kingstown.Witnesses said the volcano was still rumbling and emitting dark clouds of ash thousands of metres into the air.La Soufrière, dormant for decades, started to become active in December.Thousands of people have been forced out of their homes, and on Thursday Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves urged more than 16,000 residents in "red zones" to evacuate.Ash fall has been recorded as far from the volcano as Argyle International Airport some 20 km (12 miles) away, St Vincent's National Emergency Management Organisation (Nemo SVG) sa...
Love Island confirmed for summer return – but location still up in the air

Love Island confirmed for summer return – but location still up in the air

Entertainment
Love Island has been confirmed to return in the summer after the last two series were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.The hit dating show, now hosted by Laura Whitmore, sees contestants "coupling up" to find romance - plus a cash prize - usually while sunning themselves at a luxury villa in Majorca. It has not aired in the UK since the first ever Love Island winter series, filmed in South Africa, took place early in 2020. Image: Laura Whitmore took over from Caroline Flack as Love Island presenter for the first ever winter series. Pic: ITV As the COVID-19 crisis began to escalate in March, the summer series was cancelled, followed by the second winter series that was due to be broadcast earlier this year.ITV has now confirmed ...
McGregor v Poirier 2: Irishman shocked in UFC rematch at Fight Island

McGregor v Poirier 2: Irishman shocked in UFC rematch at Fight Island

Sports
Former two-weight world champion Conor McGregor was left stunned on his return to the UFC as Dustin Poirier claimed victory in their rematch at UFC 257.McGregor came out of retirement for a third time to face fellow 32-year-old Poirier at Abu Dhabi's Fight Island.And although the Irishman edged the first round, Poirier unleashed a flurry of punches to seal a technical knockout two minutes 32 seconds into round two."I'm gutted, it's a tough one to swallow," said McGregor."I felt stronger than him, but his leg kicks were good. I didn't adjust. My leg was badly compromised, I've never experienced those low calf kicks, and I wasn't as comfortable as I needed to be."I have no excuses. It was a phenomenal performance by Dustin. I have to dust it off and come back."McGregor feels the heat as Poir...
Climate change: 700-year history of wind recorded in island mud

Climate change: 700-year history of wind recorded in island mud

Science
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Thousands of Rohingya refugees being moved to ‘dangerous’ remote island

Thousands of Rohingya refugees being moved to ‘dangerous’ remote island

World
The Bangladesh government is moving thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island - despite human rights groups' calls to stop the process.Bhasan Char, which emerged from the sea less than 20 years ago, is exposed to annual flooding and cyclones during the monsoon season, which lasts for five months of the year. Parts of the island, which is about 21 miles off the coast of Bangladesh, get submerged during the rains and tidal channels can be seen cutting across the island. Image: The refugees will be taken to the island overnight On Thursday, 11 coaches carrying Rohingya refugees left Cox's Bazar, home to the world's biggest refugee camp, to head to the island, where they are expected to arrive on Friday...