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Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide

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High tides lash Mumbai on the western Indian coast. A sea level rise of 5-10cm could double the flood risk. Photograph: Pal Pillai/AFP/Getty

Small but unstoppable increases will double frequency of extreme water levels with dire consequences, say scientists

May 18, 2017 — Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with dire consequences for major cities that sit on coastlines, according to scientists. Continue reading Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

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A general view of the Etoile du Sud hotel in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast March 13, 2016. Legnan Koula/EPA
The attack bears grim similarities to the Islamist gun and grenade assault on a Tunisian beach resort last June

GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (Mar. 14, 2016) — Heavily-armed men gunned down 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort Sunday, March 13, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, leaving bodies strewn on the beach as fears grow of a mounting jihadist threat in West Africa.

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