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‘You complain, you get fired’: migrant crews on UK fishing boats speak out

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Emmanuel Appia*, a fisher from Accra, Ghana, has worked all over west Africa, on Portuguese crab boats, Korean tuna vessels and supply ships for the oil industry. But it was only when he came to the UK, he says, that ...

New Mexico crews battle largest wildfire burning in US as residents flee

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Fire crews were battling on several fronts to keep the largest wildfire burning in the US from pushing into more populated areas as it fed on drought-parched landscape in northern New Mexico. Authorities were encourag...

Crews search Rio Grande for Texas soldier who jumped in to help migrants

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Search crews combed the Rio Grande for a third day Sunday looking for signs of a Texas national guard soldier who went missing in the water amid an attempt to save two people he believed were drowning. For the first t...

No sea experience needed, says P&O agency ad for crews

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One of the maritime agencies recruiting workers for P&O Ferries is advertising for crew members, saying no previous experience at sea required. Union officials warn that P&O Ferries could be jeopardising safet...

West Texas fires: crews hope for progress against massive blaze complex

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Fire crews in West Texas hoped to make progress on Saturday against a massive complex of wildfires that have killed one person and burned at least 50 homes, officials said. Winds were expected to diminish, raising ho...

Virginia crews may have found time capsule in Robert E Lee statue’s pedestal

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Crews working to remove the pedestal from which a statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee towered over Richmond, Virginia, for more than a century believe they have found a time capsule buried there in 1887. The l...

Have Sumatran fishing crews found the fabled Island of Gold?

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It was a fabled kingdom known in ancient times as the Island of Gold, a civilisation with untold wealth that explorers tried in vain to find long after its unexplained disappearance from history around the 14th centur...

‘You can queue for a whole shift’: the crisis facing Welsh ambulance crews

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By the time Caroline was finally stretchered into the Grange university hospital in south Wales, it had been more than seven hours since she dialled 999. The 46-year-old, who lives in a one-bedroomed bungalow up in th...

Hollywood production crews vote to authorise first ever strike

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Film and television production in North America is at risk of coming to a standstill after behind-the-scenes workers voted overwhelmingly to authorise a strike for the first time in its 128-year history. The Internati...

Crews rescue two people from truck dangling over Idaho bridge

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Authorities say a set of camper trailer safety chains and quick, careful work by emergency crews saved two people after their pickup truck plunged off a bridge, leaving them dangling above a deep gorge in southern Ida...

Stalled ships, stressed crews: Covid buying boom overwhelms LA ports

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There were 48 ships laden with goods destined for store shelves across the United States sitting at anchor in southern California’s San Pedro Bay on Wednesday. In normal times, these massive cargo ships would have ma...