Hurricane Irene hits Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irene has hit the US Carribbean territory of Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity lines and ripping up trees. More than 800,000 homes were


Wildfire rages in Danube delta

A wildfire in the Danube delta in southeast Romania has destroyed more than 300 hectares of vegetation. The blaze broke out on Saturday in a remote


Oslo massacre: one month on

Monday marked one month to the day since Anders Behring Breivik launched his attacks on central Oslo and a Labour Party youth camp on Utoeya


Lviv, the 'Little Paris'

The city of Lviv in the west of Ukraine is perhaps the best example of the stark differences between the country’s main centres. Its ancient


Kazantip: The Party Land

Some call this place the Ibiza of Eastern Europe, a Ukrainian “Burning Man”! Others say there’s nothing quite like it elsewhere in the world! This is

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Joe Biden visits China

US Vice President Joe Biden spent the fifth day of his visit to China visiting cultural sites and meeting with students in Chengdu, Sichuan province.


Libyan rebel sweep spreads joy

Libyans have been celebrating what many say is a new dawn in cities symbolising the revolt against their country’s discredited leader Muammar