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The Taiwanese leader says the island is protected from China drilling

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen assured residents that the island is safe on Tuesday, the day before China will perform live fire exercises in the narrow straits that separate the two. Tsai spoke to reporters as she set out Swaziland, one of Taiwan's few remaining international allies, was not overturned by an ascendant in Beijing as cross-strait relations worsened. Chinese officials …

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Long Island artificial reefs are greatly expanded

Long Iceland will be home to the largest stretch of artificial reefs in New York history, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. Cuomo says it's the biggest program for building artificial reefs in the Empire State. The reefs are made from old tugboats, barges and boats as well as from cleaned and recycled materials from the former Tappan Zee Bridge. The …

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Staten Island Railway Service resumes after flooding

Update: Staten Island Railway Service has resumed between Tottenville and Huguenot. Service between these stations was suspended on Monday due to flooding on the tracks. – By MAURA GRUNLUND, JAN SOMMA-HAMMEL, ANTHONY RUSSO and EDDIE D 'ANNA STATEN ISLAND, NY – A morning of heavy rain has abated on Staten Island, alternating between blue skies and heavy cloud cover, although …

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Storm forecast for Hilton Head Island, SC

On the last day of Hilton Head's RBC Heritage, presented by Boeing, a series of heavy storms is heading towards Lowcountry. A tornado clock was issued to Beaufort County until 7pm. this evening. According to the National Weather Service in Charleston, a strong cold front is expected to hit the area in the afternoon and evening, along with a series …

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Philippines block casino project on island under ecological stress

Updated on April 11, 2018 at 6:32 pm ET HONG KONG-President Rodrigo Duterte Government will announce a decision later Wednesday to block Macau casino operators Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. Building a $ 500 million integrated casino development on the Philippine resort of Boracay in the midst of an environmental crisis, a person familiar with the business. In March, the Philippine …

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