Crews worked Monday to disperse an oil slick that stretches 8 nautical miles through remote waters off the coast of northwestern Australia.
Two civil guard agents were killed Thursday in an explosion outside a barracks on an island off the coast of Spain, Palma de Mallorca city hall officials said.
The first tropical depression of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season formed off the coast of the eastern United States, forecasters said Thursday, but was not expected to threaten land.
The captain of an Italian cruise ship foiled an attack by pirates off the coast of Somalia on Saturday by ordering his security crew to fire back, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported.
An earthquake measuring magnitude 7.7 struck off the coast of Tonga early Friday, officials said.