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Faroe Islands are closing in front of tourists

(CNN) – Managing a popular tourist attraction can be a kind of party – everyone wants to come and have fun, but nobody wants to help when it's over. But the Faroe Islands, a group of autonomous islands that lie between Iceland and Norway and are under the jurisdiction of Denmark, have found an innovative way to look after their …

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UN Court says Britain should "quickly" abandon Chagos Islands Mauritius News

The United Nations Supreme Court has called on Britain to quickly transfer control of an Indian Ocean chain of islands, the largest of which is a strategically important US military base, to Mauritius. Non-binding In a statement issued on Monday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said that the United Kingdom illegally separated the islands of the Chagos Archipelago from …

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Mystery mud on new volcanic islands astonishes NASA scientists | science

Nasa scientists landed for the first time on one of the world's newest islands and discovered that the three-year-old landmass is now covered with sticky, mysterious mud, vegetation and birdlife. The volcanic island sprang into the ocean around Tonga three years ago and was one of only three new islands that have emerged in the last 150 years and have …

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Tropical Storm Pabuk: Thousands flee from Thai islands

Tropical storm Pabuk is expected to land around 7pm. Local time Friday (5 pm ET) near the Chumphon Archipelago, on the eastern border of the Thai provinces Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat, but heavy rains have already started. Tourist hotspots in the Gulf of Thailand, including Koh Samui, Koh The islands of Phangan and Koh Tao as well as …

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New Zealand's North and South Islands are moving closer together

Cape Campbell, on the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island, has come closer to the North Island by almost 15 centimeters, according to an expert. Cape Campbell, on the northern tip of the New Zealand South Island, has moved According to an expert, the North Island is almost 15 cm closer. (CNN) – The northern and southern islands of …

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The US is sending aid to the Pacific Islands destroyed by the typhoon

An overturned car is shown at the airport after Super Typhoon Yutu hit the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on October 26, 2018 in Garapan, Saipan. The inhabitants of the US territory are preparing for months without electricity or running water after the islands were struck on Thursday with the strongest storm in order to reach a part of …

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Extreme Category 5 Typhoon, the worst storm since 1935 in the US, has devastated Northern Mariana Islands

Chris Mooney Reporter on Climate Change, Energy and Environment 25. October at 5:09 Super typhoon Yutu raged through the US Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands on Thursday, leaving behind a storm of damage residents call the worst they've ever experienced. Yutu was packed for the world's strongest storm this year, grabbing sustained winds of 180 mph, and its gigantic eye …

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UPDATE: Husband, wife identified in the Killing Apostle Islands

The family of five toured the islands when their vessel toppled about one mile west of Michigan Island before 20:30, the authorities said Friday. The father was identified as Erik D. Fryman, 39, and the mother as Cari A. Mews, 29, both Loyal, Wisconsin. Fryman and two of the children were found dead in the water after the sheriff's office …

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