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By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian environmental panel is divided on whether to allow a decommissioned French warship to be scrapped in India, and has not made a firm recommendation to the nation's Supreme Court, a member said on Tuesday.
Greenpeace activists will shift their focus to protest against pirate fishing off Africa's west coast following two months battling Japanese whalers, the group said on Wednesday.
Greenpeace said on Friday that its two vessels shadowing the Japanese whaling fleet in the icy Southern Ocean were ending their protests because their fuel and food were running short.
Greenpeace said on Thursday it believes Japanese hunters have killed at least 123 whales in the icy seas off the coast of Antarctica since the start of the whaling season this year.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia urged Japanese whalers and environmental group Greenpeace to calm down on Monday following life-threatening confrontations between them in the Southern Ocean. In the latest incident on Saturday, a harpoon fired at a minke whale narrowly missed a protest boat.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt said on Sunday a decommissioned French warship posed no environmental threat to Egypt, clearing the way for it to enter the Suez Canal after a delay prompted by possible hazardous materials aboard.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling harpoon narrowly missed an inflatable boat carrying environmental protesters, causing one to fall into the freezing sea, as both sides warn their face-off is becoming increasingly dangerous.
CAIRO (Reuters) - A decommissioned French warship seeking to pass through the Suez Canal will have to return to France if Egypt does not receive details about any hazardous materials on board, an Egyptian official said on Saturday.
A standoff between environmental activists Greenpeace and a Japanese whaling fleet in remote icy waters near Antarctica has escalated, with both sides accusing each other of dangerously ramming their vessels.
By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI, India (Reuters) - A panel appointed by India's Supreme Court recommended on Friday that a French aircraft carrier bound for an Indian ship-breaking yard not be allowed to enter the country because of worries of toxic waste.