Latest Mediterranean Sea News

2 Lebanese men ordered detained for bringing 146 Syrian refugees to Cyprus by boat

Feb. 24, 2024 15:54 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A court in Cyprus on Saturday ordered two men to remain in police custody for six days on suspicion of people smuggling. The men were identified as the drivers of two boats that brought 146 Syrian refugees and one Lebanese migrant to the east Mediterranean island nation. ...

Carnival parades on the French Riviera celebrate pop culture and the Olympics coming to Paris

Feb. 18, 2024 14:18 PM EST

MENTON, France (AP) — As most of Europe moves into the solemn weeks before Easter, the party is just getting started on the French Rivera. The Mediterranean town of Menton showcased its lush citrus and celebrated the upcoming Olympics in Paris during its Carnival parade on Sunday....

Migrant's 3 brutal years trying to reach Italy inspired the Oscar-nominated film 'Io Capitano'

Feb. 16, 2024 04:19 AM EST

CASTEL VOLTURNO, Italy (AP) — Mamadou Kouassi’s searing, epic journey over African deserts, through illegal prisons and across the Mediterranean Sea in a smugglers’ boat informed Italian director Matteo Garrone’s Oscar-nominated film “Io Capitano.” Some episodes that the Ivorian migrant...

After record year, Tunisia reports migrant deaths from shipwreck near Libyan waters

Feb. 15, 2024 13:31 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's coast guard retrieved the bodies of nine people who died after their boat sank on Thursday, marking the latest disaster for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The coast guard also retrieved 45 people from the boat after it...

Science sleuths are using technology to find fakery and plagiarism in published research

Jan. 28, 2024 15:32 PM EST

Allegations of research fakery at a leading cancer center have turned a spotlight on scientific integrity and the amateur sleuths uncovering image manipulation in published research. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, announced Jan. 22 it's requesting...

New estimate shows rural Americans and men are more likely to suffer from hearing loss

Jan. 24, 2024 18:51 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new estimate shows hearing loss affects approximately 37.9 million Americans and is more common in rural areas than urban ones and in men than women. The study, published Wednesday in The Lancet Regional Health-Americas Journal, is the first to estimate hearing...

Turkey investigates 8 bodies that washed up on its Mediterranean coast, including at a resort

Jan. 22, 2024 11:23 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities in Turkey are investigating eight bodies that washed up in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, including two found Monday on a beach in the vacation resort of Serik. The Antalya governor’s office said one body is assumed to be a Turkish...

Now eyeing a longer haul, the US reshuffles its warships in the Mediterranean

Jan. 19, 2024 13:51 PM EST

ON BOARD THE USS BATAAN (AP) — When attacks with missiles and drones surged in the Red Sea late last year, crewmembers of the USS Bataan worked round the clock to make sure they were shot down before reaching passing merchant vessels. Weeks later, they are still perfecting that...

A first-ever experiment shows how pigs might one day help people who have liver failure

Jan. 18, 2024 18:01 PM EST

Surgeons externally attached a pig liver to a brain-dead human body and watched it successfully filter blood, a step toward eventually trying the technique in patients with liver failure. The University of Pennsylvania announced the novel experiment Thursday, a different spin on...

Italy's regulations on charities keep migrant rescue ships from the Mediterranean

Jan. 17, 2024 04:55 AM EST

BARI, Italy (AP) — The year has gotten off to a slow start for a rescue ship that typically plies the Mediterranean Sea looking for migrants and refugees in distress. The Ocean Viking has been impounded, its crew accused of having deviated from a designated course, as Italy targets charity groups...