Beate Stelzer works as first officer on a container ship. As a child, she had dreamed of traveling the world’s oceans. But it took more than 30 years before her dream came true.
For years, Kenya and Somalia have argued over where their maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean runs. The International Court of Justice in The Hague could now decide who owns the sea, a decision that will only suit one.
UNESCO is proposing adding sites in the high seas to the World Heritage List. These natural wonders are in international waters. Heritage status could help protect them against pollution and overfishing.
Though fewer refugees are making the trek across the sea compared to last year, a higher percentage have died on the way to Europe. At this rate, more will die this year compared to 2015.
Photographs have emerged of French police officers as they made a woman remove her "burkini" on a beach in Nice. The ban on the full-body swimsuits worn by some Muslim women has sparked controversy in secular France.
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