Europe had a new royal house last week. In Dublin newspapers appeared a personal pronouncement: “I, Prince Michael Neale, landowner, will assume the title of Prince of the Saltees at the conclusion of the war.
The Raja Ampat islands are so remote that most Indonesians have never even heard of them. Excursions to this corner of the archipelago in eastern Indonesia, off the coast of Papua in Cendrawasih Bay, require at least seven to 10 days, but few visitors ever regret making the journey for this is the country’s largest national marine park and offers a range of marine life believed to be the most diverse on the planet.
Lofty, lovely and fertile are the valleys of the Samoa Islands, which lie in the South Pacific more than halfway from Hawaii to New Zealand, in the latitude of Australia's northernmost tip. Some of the islands, including Upolu , were once a German, have been since the War a New Zealand mandate.
One horrible day 1,600 years ago, the wisdom of many centuries went up in flames.
A 92-year-old woman with cocaine strapped to her body flew all the way from Brazil to Spain before police arrested her, in a wheelchair, at Madrid’s airport.
A powerful typhoon lumbered toward the storm-battered Philippines on Monday, as the death toll from two devastating storms in the last month climbed to 858.
With fish as witnesses, the president of Maldives and his Cabinet wore scuba gear and used hand signals Saturday at an underwater meeting to highlight the threat climate change poses to the archipelago nation. The meeting, chaired by President Mohamed Nasheed, took place around a table about 16 feet (5 meters) underwater, according to the president’s Web site
More than 500 kilos of cocaine have been found hidden near the engine room of an oil tanker in the Spanish port of Tarragona, Spain’s Guardia Civil said in a statement Saturday.
Portugal and France kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals with morale-boosting victories on Saturday night. Both star-studded teams had faced the miserable prospect of missing out on going to South Africa following poor results up until now.
Five days after a deadly earthquake and tsunami slammed into the Samoan Islands, burying parts of the islands under a sea of mud and debris, U.S.