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2 Oct
An ongoing battle between fishermen from the UK and France has enraged Paris as tiny Jersey rejects fishing license applications. French authorities called the move "totally unacceptable," threatening retaliation.
17 Aug
In Djibouti the national dish is the Yemeni fish. Its spicy flavour evokes the complex, multicultural history of this tiny coastal nation nestled between Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Yemenis represent the third ethnic community in Djibouti. The exchange of people between the two sides of the Gulf of Aden has been going on for thousands of years.
26 Jun
In Kenya, coral reefs off the coast of Mombasa are dying at record rates, which is having a negative impact on fish populations. Researchers want to get fishermen aboard to help conserve endangered species. .
17 Apr
Thousands of glass and plastic bottles lie across the floor of Tran Ngoc Thang's ornamental fish farm in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, each home to an aggressive, brightly coloured betta fish.
8 Aug 2020
The brown trout needs fast-flowing, oxygen-rich cool water to thrive - elements which are scarce in the drought-hit region of Belfort. To save the fish from certain death where the river is drying up, "fish rescues" are taking place.
9 Apr 2020
Nigerian fish seller and COVID-19
1 Mar 2020
Some 200 million people work in the seafood industry worldwide. About half of them are women who face appalling discrimination in pay and conditions compared to men. We meet a group of women in northern Spain who are campaigning for better conditions. Also Annette Young talks to Marie-Christine Monfort, the president of the International Organisation for Women in the Seafood Industry. Plus How Harvey Weinstein's guilty verdict could shape the future of #MeToo cases and also force us to rethink the notion
7 Dec 2019
Flying fish, the undisputed icon of Barbados, features as the main ingredient in the national dish, is printed inside its passport and stamped on the one-dollar coin. But in recent years the number of flying fish has declined, driving up prices to the point that the island’s staple food is now becoming a luxury. The Down to Earth team went to find out more.
10 Nov 2018
Imagine fish and chips—but without the fish. Richard Vines visits London's first vegan fish and chips shop
8 Jan 2018
Fish are dying in Florida, frozen iguanas are falling from trees, manatees are seeking out warmer water and sea turtles are being rescued from frigid water during this January cold snap.

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Clashes erupted in Nairobi after a Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage on Tuesday (December 7) and then shot and killed himself, a senior police officer and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said. The officer first shot and killed his wife at their home before setting off with his service-issued AK-47 rifle to shoot dead another four people, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on its Twitter account, describing the shooter as a "rogue officer".
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Thousands of Sudanese protest across the country in a show of anger over a government deal that reinstated the prime minister but gave the military majority control. Also, Gambia's president wins re-election, but the opposition is crying foul. One competitor has since accepted the result, but two others are refusing to. Finally, protesters take to South African beaches in opposition to oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say the project endangers marine animals and tourism.
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The SPD's Olaf Scholz, Germany's next chancellor, has presented his Cabinet ministers for the new government, to be sworn in on Wednesday. He offered a few surprises.
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Austria's ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced he is stepping back from politics. His successor, Alexander Schallenberg, has also announced his resignation.
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At least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured in a fire on Tuesday at the main prison in Burundi's capital Gitega, the country's vice president said. Twelve died of asphyxia as they tried to flee the burning buildings and 26 died of severe injuries, Vice President Prosper Bazombanza told reporters at the Gitega Prison after the fire. Video Credit: Sos Médias Burundi
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Governments and international organizations have said Myanmar's most prominent pro-democracy figure did not receive a fair trial, and accuse the ruling junta of sacking the rule of law in a bid to hold power.