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Source: The Guradian

Race to evacuate stranded Viking Sky cruise ship in Norway

Saturday 23:39 GMT

Rescue workers off Norway’s western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation.

The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship issued a mayday call as bad weather hit Saturday and engine problems caused it to start drifting toward the rocky shore.

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Source: The Guradian

UN to explore wave of deaths linked to food aid porridge in Uganda

Thursday 23:39 GMT

The World Food Programme and Ugandan government have launched an investigation into deaths linked with the distribution of fortified porridge to refugees and people suffering from malnourishment.

The health ministry was alerted to reports of possible food poisoning among people who had consumed Super Cereal, a blended food designed to prevent malnutrition, in the north-east region of Karamoja on 12 March.

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Source: BBC

Rogue waves 'becoming more extreme'

Thursday 23:39 GMT

Huge swells that can appear from calm seas - are occurring less often but becoming more extreme, data from the US coast suggests.

Prof Srokosz said: "There are more rogue waves in the winter and they tend to be 'more rogue' - that is in terms of the relative height of a rogue wave to the background waves." The team want to investigate what is driving these changes and to see what part climate change might be playing.


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