The "Emden” coast guard water police and customs officers patrol the waters of the North Sea 12 hours a day. They’re doing their best to keep the waters free of smugglers and polluters along part of the EU's external border.
An Italian coast guard vessel has safely landed 55 migrants on the island of Lampedusa after picking them up from nearby waters. However, Rome has refused entry to two other ships carrying more than 100 rescued people.
Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete has pleaded with authorities not to be distracted from the humanitarian crisis off the coast of Libya. She said the EU needs to stop cooperating with the Libyan coast guard.
A group of four kids left a farewell note before stealing a car and driving some 1,000 kilometers down the Australian east coast. The kids, aged 10-14, packed fishing rods and allegedly stole petrol from two towns.
The UK has told Iran that an Iranian tanker seized by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar last week would be released, so long as it did not go to Syria. Iran has pledged to continue oil exports.
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