Shipwreck

  • 1200-year-old 'tablet computer' found in ancient shipwreck May 25, 2014

    Washington: Turkish archaeologists have discovered a 1,200-year-old wooden object which they claim is an ancient equivalent of a tablet computer. The device was found within the remains of one of the 37 ships unearthed in the Yenikapi area of Istanbul, the Turkish capital. Also known as Theodosius Port, it...
  • Search for victims of Sicily migrant wreck postponed October 5, 2013

    Lampedusa: Choppy seas prevented divers on Friday from recovering more bodies of migrants who died in a shipwreck off Sicily that has killed an estimated 300, in one of the worst disasters of Europe's immigration crisis. Rescue teams have so far recovered 111 bodies and expect to find more than 100...
  • Italy: 114 African migrants killed as ship catches fire, capsizes off Lampedusa October 4, 2013

    The rickety fishing boat was the third of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, overloaded with African migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Most never reached shore. After the boat started taking on water, someone on board set a fire to get the attention of...
  • Wreck in Dublin possibly of the Spanish Armada August 7, 2011

    Dublin: Underwater archaeologists in Ireland believe they may have discovered a sunken 16th century Spanish Armada vessel off the north coast. In the course of a dive survey conducted last year, evidence was found that indicated the wreck was possibly part of the 1588 Spanish Armada, Xinhua reported. Between 17 to 24...
  • Ancient shipwreck reveals medical secrets July 11, 2011

    London: A first-aid kit found on a 2,000-year-old shipwreck has revealed how ancient physicians concocted medicines to treat sailors for dysentery and other ailments, a media report said Sunday. The kit contains pills made of ground-up vegetables, herbs and plants such as celery, carrots, and chestnuts and was so well sealed...
  • World wipes: News on Monday May 21, 2007

    Clashes between rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas continued in the Gaza Strip for a seventh day; Leaders of the EU and Russia exchanged criticism over human rights and Florida deep-sea explorers are claiming to have found the richest shipwreck treasure in history. Gaza clash continues Government troops in Lebanon are battling...
  • World wipes: News on Saturday May 19, 2007

    Clashes between rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas continued in the Gaza Strip for a sixth day; Leaders of the EU and Russia exchanged criticism over human rights and Florida deep-sea explorers are claiming to have found the richest shipwreck treasure in history. Gaza clash continuesClashes between rival Palestinian groups Fatah...
  • Another UK show sparks racism row June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Just as the big row over racist remarks on the UK reality show Big Brother seemed to be fading, another reality show on the British Broadcast Network Channel 4 has come under the scanner. Shipwrecked, a show that makes castaways of two groups of young people on islands...