“Anything I tell you is 100 per cent the truth.” William Shatner – Bill, as he prefers – is sitting across from me in a plush Auckland hotel suite. William Shatner! He has just finished telling me about his close encounter with an endangered monk seal while on holiday in Hawaii, and before that it was the rather thrilling tale of the time he hunted down a 2.7m-tall Kodiak bear in Alaska, armed only with a bow and arrow
Not even a tropical storm and flooded streets could dampen the fiesta in Mexico State, which lies in the south-central part of the country, by the nation’s former ruling party. Oblivious to the pelting rain, revelers dressed in the red of the Institutional Revolutionary Party danced into Monday morning among balloons, banners and the beat of tropical music
Imagine a protected park half the size of the continental U.S., covering a sea-life-loaded swath of the Pacific Ocean and the 607 tropical islands therein. The park’s inhabitants live mostly in traditional villages and still remember how to do things much of the world has forgotten, such as make clothes from scratch and live off the land.
Another earthquake struck near the Samoan islands, an area already devastated by earthquake and tsunami damage.
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck the Pacific near American Samoa, triggering towering tsunami waves that gushed over the island and leaving at least 22 people dead. American Samoa Gov
At least 23 people died when part of a church collapsed in eastern Nepal, police said Wednesday.
At least 44 people, including 23 Filipino soldiers, died Wednesday in fighting between the Philippine military and Islamic militants, the country’s armed services said on Thursday.