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Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague
A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.
Four Resorts for a Private Island Vacation
Properties in Africa and Indonesia offer snorkeling, swimming, sandy beaches and seclusion.
26 Asian Sailors Released After Ransom, Somali Pirate Says
The pirate said $1.5 million had been paid for the release of the sailors, seized in 2012 and among the few hostages still in the hands of Somali pirates.
Sven Lindblad Takes Passengers to the Wild Places
The head of Lindblad Expeditions on finding rare natural wonders by ship and promoting conservation consciousness.
Cable and Wireless to Buy Latin American Telecommunications Provider
The deal for Columbus International, a privately held company based in Barbados, is valued at $1.85 billion, including the assumption of debt.
Heroin and Alcohol Led to the Deaths of Ex-SEALs
Autopsies of Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, the former SEALs, revealed that the men died of respiratory failure and possible heart attacks.
Hired to Fight Pirates, but Doomed by Boredom
Troubling questions surround how two former Navy SEALs working as ship guards ended up dying inside the Maersk Alabama, the ship made famous in the movie “Captain Phillips.”
Dead Guards on Freighter Are Identified as Former Navy SEAL Members
The two men, who had been hired to protect a ship that was attacked by Somali pirates in 2009, were found dead while the ship was docked in the Seychelles.
Seychelles: 2 From U.S. Found Dead on Ship Made Famous in ‘Captain Phillips’
Two Americans providing antipiracy security on the Maersk Alabama, a ship made famous by the 2013 Hollywood film, were found dead on the vessel, a shipping group said Wednesday.
Peeking Into the Sex Lives of Endangered Turtles
Genetic research reveals a surprisingly high level of monogamy and paternal diversity in hawksbill sea turtles, hinting that populations may be on the rise.
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