Turkey: sea water floods İzmir after powerful earthquake – video

An earthquake of approximately magnitude 7.0 in the Aegean Sea has caused sea water to rise and flood parts of the coastal city of Izmir, carrying furniture and other items with it. The quake struck at 2.51pm local time on Friday, according to the country's disaster agency

Powerful earthquake rocks Turkish coast and Greek islands

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:14am
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Aegean earthquake shakes Turkey and Greek islands – in pictures

A powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea has toppled buildings in the Turkish city of İzmir and caused damage in several Greek islands

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:44am
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‘I feel free here’: how a miracle girls' school was built in India's 'golden city'

A strikingly-designed centre reminiscent of Rajasthan’s famous forts will soon be opening its doors in conservative Jaisalmer

“Don’t even try,” friends told Michael Daube, when he said he wanted to coax women in Jaisalmer to embroider yoga bags to help them earn some income.

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 3:15am
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Anti-France protests draws tens of thousands across Muslim world

Demonstrations held in Pakistan, Lebanon, Palestinian territories and Afghanistan

Tens of thousands of Muslims in Pakistan, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and elsewhere joined protests on Friday over the French president Emmanuel Macron’s vow to protect the right to caricature the prophet Muhammad.

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:17pm
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Pheasant and partridge classified as species that imperil UK wildlife

Shooting interests in England will need licence to release non-native birds near nature reserves

Pheasants and partridges are to be classified alongside Japanese knotweed and grey squirrels as species that imperil native wildlife, the government has announced. People with shooting interests in England will have to apply for a licence to release the non-native birds near nature reserves.

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:10pm
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Irish surfer Conor Maguire catches 'Ireland's biggest wave'

Surfer tackles huge swell off Co Sligo – after checking lockdown rules allowed it

It’s been compared to the monstrous big waves of the Pacific. But for Conor Maguire, an Irish surfer, who has claimed what may be his country’s largest ever swell, it was almost on his doorstep at Mullaghmore in County Sligo.

The biggest question for Maguire was not whether he wanted to try it, but whether it was socially acceptable to go out in the midst of a national lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:24am
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Chameleon last seen a century ago rediscovered in Madagascar

Scientists find several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during expedition

Scientists have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago.

Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said on Friday they had discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during an expedition to the north-west of the African island nation.

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:18am
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Humans pushing North Atlantic right whale to extinction faster than believed

  • New modelling says just 356 remain – down from 409 last year
  • The 70 breeding females could disappear in 10-20 years

Humans are killing the endangered North Atlantic right whale far faster than previously thought, and experts say the window to act is quickly closing.

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:44am
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Labour to investigate complaints of antisemitic messages after EHRC report

Crackdown amid reports of rise in social media posts prompts concerns from Corbyn allies

Labour officials are poised to investigate complaints about antisemitic messages on social media after campaign groups reported an apparent increase in the use of suspicious terms after the publication of a damning report on the issue.

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:50pm
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