This news is from Alberta. Alberta is a Canadian province. There is a fire. It spreads close to a city. 80,000 people must leave. Some people cannot take their things. They lose everything.
The fire stretches for 6,540 acres. Firefighters try to stop the fire. More firefighters are coming to help.
Can you build a boat from cardboard? You don’t think so? Well, two men from England say that you can!
They take 300 old boxes. They make a boat. They have life jackets, a small outboard, and a flag. They make the flag from bubble wrap.
They put the boat into the River Thames. Everything is fine.
Argentina’s coastguard has sunk a Chinese fishing trawler after a territorial waters dispute. According to officials, the boat was fishing illegally in its national waters. In a statement, the Argentine navy said that the boat was intercepted after it did not heed warning calls. Sailors then shot holes in different parts of the fishing boat, causing it to sink.
The Argentine navy says it has been 15 years since one of its vessels last sank a foreign vessel fishing illegally in Argentina’s waters, but the offending ship was performing manoeuvres designed to force a collision with the coastguard, putting at risk not only its own crew, but coastguard personnel.
The Chinese government has “expressed serious concern” over the incident, but appeared to admit that it had been fishing in Argentina’s territorial waters, before it was engaged and sunk.
Four of the trawler’s crew were rescued. Others who abandoned ship were picked up by another Chinese vessel shadowing the pursuit.
Difficult words: trawler (a boat), dispute (a conflict), intercept (to stop), heed (to follow, to pay attention to), vessel (a ship), offending (problematic), personnel (the people working), concern (to worry), engage (to interact), shadow (to watch closely), pursuit (a chase)
A Chinese boat was fishing in Argentina’s waters which it was not supposed to do. Argentinian coastguard warned the boat, but the Chinese didn’t answer.
Then the boat was trying to collide with the coastguard. The Argentinians decided to take action and attack the boat. They shot holes in different parts of the fishing boat which then sank.
They rescued four Chinese. Others abandoned the ship and another Chinese ship picked them up.
Difficult words: coastguard (the police in the ocean), collide (to hit), abandon (to leave).
An incident happens in Argentina’s waters. There is a Chinese ship. It must not fish there. An Argentinian coastguard comes to the ship.
The Chinese ship moves towards the coastguard. It wants to hit the coastguard. The coastguard warns the ship.
The ship does nothing. The coastguard attacks. It damages the boat and it goes down.
The coastguard saves four Chinese. Another Chinese ship saves the others.
Difficult words: incident (a situation when something bad happens), coastguard (the police in the ocean), damage (to break).
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