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Anguilla - A blend of high style and low-key elegance

Added: 23.02.2017 18:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

Anguilla is a British overseas island territory that is tucked away in the northern Caribbean and nestled around unrivaled white beaches and deeply turquoise seas.


Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits

Added: 23.02.2017 17:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository


Colossal (and Growing) Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf Seen in New Video

Added: 23.02.2017 16:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

A chunk of ice covering an area larger than the state of Rhode Island is about to snap off Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf.


Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain ties

Added: 23.02.2017 14:20 | 0 views | 0 comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations, although he added that Beijing has pledged not to undertake any construction in the strategically located area of the South China Sea.

Japan Protests Russian Military Buildup Plan In Decades-Old Islands Dispute

Added: 23.02.2017 13:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Russia’s plans to boost troop strength on disputed islands with Japan has resulted in an official protest by the Japanese government Thursday in the latest turn in a territorial row that has overshadowed ties since World War II, Reuters reported. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government is closely monitoring Russia’s actions and analyzing information, the report said. If the move leads to the reinforcement of Russian military on the islands, it would be incompatible with Japan's stance and it is regrettable as they are inherently our territory.” – Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga Suga raised the protest following media reports Russian Defense Minister Sergei...

Pakistan on edge as eight killed in fresh Lahore bomb blast

Added: 23.02.2017 13:07 | 0 views | 0 comments

At least eight people were killed and 28 injured after a bomb ripped through Pakistan's Lahore on Thursday, officials said, the tenth attack in just under a fortnight pointing to a resurgence in Islamist violence. The blast, the second to hit the provincial capital this month, crumpled cars and sent panic rippling through the city after the wave of attacks across Pakistan killed more than 130 people. "My God, my God, I saw so many bodies," said Imtiaz Ali, a barber in a Tony & Guy hair salon opposite the blast site in the posh Defence Housing Authority suburb of the city, replete with upscale boutiques and cafes.

News: Koks brings first Michelin star to Faroe Islands

Added: 23.02.2017 11:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

Koks in the Faroe Islands has been awarded its first star by the Michelin Guide Nordic Countries 2017 – the first ever to be given to a Faroese restaurant.


Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base

Added: 23.02.2017 10:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

SOUTH OF MOSUL (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul launched a major offensive on the city's airport and fought their way into a nearby military base on Thursday.

Iraqi security forces storm Mosul airport, military base

Added: 23.02.2017 7:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul stormed the city's airport and a nearby military base on Thursday, state television said.

Trapped in Raqqa: Sri Rahayu's story

Added: 23.02.2017 1:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

Indonesian Sri Rahayu was forced to live under the control of so-called Islamic State.

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