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Bizarre! This town in Norway bans people from dying

Longyearbyen is located in one of the most northern parts of the world that are inhabited by 2,000 locals and sees no sunlight for months of the year.

Mar 22, 2018, 19:18 PM IST

Quake kills two on Italian holiday island, young brothers saved

Tourists and residents on the island off the coast of Naples ran out onto the narrow streets after the quake wrecked a church and several buildings. Fearing aftershocks, many decided to leave the island early. 

Aug 22, 2017, 17:54 PM IST

China rescues 49 tourists stranded on island by typhoon

At 0200 GMT Sunday, the eye of Talas was above the South China Sea some 60 km to the southwest of Sanya city in Hainan, packing winds of up to 23 metres per second, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said. 

Jul 16, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

David Beckham wants to buy an island for wife Victoria

According to a source, David has been looking at territories in the Caribbean as he thinks it would be the perfect gift so he and his wife, along with their children -- Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper -- could go on holiday without being bothered.

May 15, 2017, 08:31 AM IST

The Eye - Mysterious floating island discovered in Argentina! (Watch video)

The Eye is a circle of land surrounded by a thin channel of water with a diameter of 130 yards,” said director Sergio Neuspiller.

Sep 16, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a streamlined form in Lethe Vallis – See pic!

The image was acquired at 15:16 local Mars time on May 6, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Sep 14, 2016, 09:04 AM IST

Over 15,000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China

Super Typhoon Nepartak brough chaos to Taiwan on Friday, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds over a century lashed part of the island.

Jul 08, 2016, 14:03 PM IST

Panama isle is nerve center for climate researchers

Barro Colorado is probably the most studied tropical forest in the world and has given scientists many ideas about how forests work in other parts of the world.

Dec 07, 2015, 09:31 AM IST

France calls off search for MH370 wreckage off Reunion

France on Monday said it was calling off the hunt for wreckage from missing flight MH370 after 10 days of air and sea searches off its Indian Ocean territory of Reunion yielded no results.

Aug 18, 2015, 02:51 AM IST

Thousands evacuated as Taiwan readies for biggest typhoon of 201

The strongest typhoon of the year was bearing down on Taiwan`s east coast Thursday, forcing the evacuation of more than 2,000 from outlying islands popular with tourists. 

Aug 06, 2015, 20:39 PM IST

Thousands urged to evacuate as Typhoon Nangka hits Japan

Powerful Typhoon Nangka was barrelling towards the Japanese mainland early on Friday after killing at least two people on the island of Shikoku as authorities urged more than 350,000 residents to evacuate.

Jul 17, 2015, 07:45 AM IST

Beijing asks US to scale down naval, air activities in South China Sea

Beijing has reportedly urged the United States military to scale down its naval and air activities in the South China Sea and stick to its stand of not taking sides in territorial disputes in order to maintain peace and stability in the region.

Jun 12, 2015, 20:16 PM IST

Pentagon chief urges China to stop island building

 US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter has called on Beijing to stop building artificial islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, as he hosted a top Chinese general.

Jun 12, 2015, 19:08 PM IST

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to buy island

Actor Brad Pitt and his wife Angelina Jolie are reportedly set to buy their own island, Gaia, in Greece, for $4.7 million.

Jun 09, 2015, 12:45 PM IST

Last days for ship that links St Helena to the world

Recalling a bygone era of stately passenger liners and quaint colonial traditions, the RMS St Helena is making its last journeys before weekly flights to the far-flung South Atlantic island are introduced.

Apr 13, 2015, 19:01 PM IST

Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa set to create Guinness record

Arunachalee Everester Anshu Jamsenpa is all set to create a Guinness record by attempting to make double ascent of the world's highest peak Mount Everest in less than 10 days in her expedition for the fourth time, which was flagged off here on Tuesday.

Apr 07, 2015, 19:53 PM IST

A special programme on PM Modi's Mauritius trip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday made a fervent plea for peaceful resolution of maritime issues and respect for international maritime rules and called for forming a strong grouping around the

Mar 12, 2015, 21:15 PM IST

French Montana, Khloe Kardashian's island vacation

Rapper French Montana and his on-and-off girlfriend Khloe Kardashian are reportedly holidaying together at an island.

Mar 07, 2015, 13:25 PM IST

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

 Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were transferred Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

Mar 04, 2015, 09:27 AM IST

New volcano island getting big in Japan

Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing. 

Feb 27, 2015, 19:10 PM IST