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African, Haitian migrants stranded in Mexican border city build shantytown

African, Haitian migrants stranded in Mexican border city build shantytown

World
TAPACHULA, Mexico, May 14 (UPI) -- African and Haitian migrants stranded for two months in southern Mexico during an immigration crackdown begun by the United States are living in a roadside shantytown whose squalid conditions endanger health and hurt nearby small businesses, residents and local migrant aid organizations say. "I've never seen it like this and I've lived here 30 years. My business is suffering," said Narciso Lopez Flores, a convenience store owner. "Piles of trash are everywhere and people are defecating near to where they have to sleep. I'm worried about everybody's health, my family's and theirs." Mexico's crackdown on undocumented migrants trying to reach the U.S.-Mexico border has gone into high gear. Rigorous immigration in southern Mexico is one of the government's r...
New Zealand beached whales: Why are so many getting stranded?

New Zealand beached whales: Why are so many getting stranded?

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device The pictures are striking: dozens of whales lie stranded on an idyllic beach in a remote part of New Zealand.The group were found by a walker on Stewart Island earlier this week. And just a few days later, a further 51 pilot whales died after becoming stranded on a beach on the Chatham Islands.While whale strandings are not uncommon, they usually involve just a single animal rather than a whole group. The recent flurry of mass strandings has brought a renewed focus on the mysterious, and rare, phenomenon.So why does it happen? While the exact reasons remain unclear, experts say many different factors could play a part.Sickness and injury"Quite often animals that turn up on a beach are getting exhaus...
Primera Air: Passengers stranded as airline collapses

Primera Air: Passengers stranded as airline collapses

Business
A budget airline that began offering long-haul flights from UK airports earlier this year, including Stansted to the US, has collapsed.Primera Air said it was ceasing all operations at midnight on Monday after 14 years of operations.Flights to Washington and New York due to leave Stansted on Monday night were grounded and passengers have been told not to go to the airport on Tuesday.One flight from Birmingham to Malaga arrived on Monday evening. The airline, which had 15 planes, began offering low-cost flights from Stansted and Birmingham to North America - including Washington, Newark, and Toronto - earlier this year.Flights from Manchester to Malaga were due to start later this month. Most of the airline's business involved taking Scandinavian holidayma...
Tens of thousands stranded as Bali volcano closes airport

Tens of thousands stranded as Bali volcano closes airport

Technology
Authorities ordered a mass evacuation of people Monday from an expanded danger zone around an erupting volcano on Bali that has forced the Indonesian island's international airport to close, stranding tens of thousands of travelers. Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark gray ash about 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) into the atmosphere since the weekend. A mudflow of volcanic debris and water known as a lahar was filmed moving down the volcano's slopes. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency raised the alert to the highest level early Monday and expanded the danger zone to 10 kilometers (6 miles) in places from the previous maximum of 7.5 kilometers. It said in a statement that a larger eruption is possible. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference in Jakarta that ...