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France readies rescue of beluga astray in Seine
France readies rescue of beluga astray in Seine

Marine experts will attempt Tuesday to rescue a beluga whale that swam up the Seine river and return it to the sea, officials said, a complex and risky operation for an animal already sick and malnourished. "An operation to transport the beluga astray in the Seine will be attempted this evening," said government officials in the Eure department, who are orchestrating the effort.

Turkey sends drill ship on first Med mission in two years
Turkey sends drill ship on first Med mission in two years

Turkey on Tuesday sent its newest drill ship on the first eastern Mediterranean energy exploration mission in nearly two years. A Greek and a Turkish warship that were shadowing one of the exploration missions became entangled in a small collision in the Mediterranean that August.

Former South African umpire Koertzen dies in car accident
Former South African umpire Koertzen dies in car accident

Former South African umpire Rudi Koertzen, labelled the 'slow finger of death' by the media, has died in a car accident, a family member told AFP on Tuesday. The media labelled it the 'slow finger of death' and I found that pretty interesting.

Ten killed in jihadist attack in northern Burkina
Ten killed in jihadist attack in northern Burkina

Ten civilians, including four security auxiliaries, have been killed by suspected jihadists in northern Burkina Faso, a security source said on Tuesday. Six civilians and four members of the VDP auxiliary force died on Monday in an attack in Sima, in Yatenga province, the source said, adding that "several" others were wounded.

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