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2011-01-04 15:05:44

Just as the site for the 2013 America's Cup has been announced, a study from Rhode Island Hospital highlights that the sport isn't always smooth sailing.

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By The Associated Press TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP) - Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains.Two weeks after the Kosi River overflowed its banks, Indian officials commandeered private watercraft after hearing that boat owners were charging people up to $150 each for a lifesaving ride - an...

2008-09-01 21:00:20

TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP)- Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains.

2008-08-31 00:00:36

Three people have been rescued after their inflatable dinghies were blown offshore on the Lincolnshire coast. A young girl and her father got into difficulty at Ingoldmells Point on Thursday afternoon when they were blown offshore on an inflatable.

2006-03-07 02:00:00

An Australian yachtswoman said on Tuesday she drank her own urine to survive five days at sea without food or water after being swept out to sea in a dinghy from a Thai island.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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