When Pinochet’s terror was at its height, there was one place of refuge for the persecuted leftists: the Italian embassy in Santiago. Four decades on, the diplomats’ bravery has finally been recognised
Snail hunt? Sure. Unidentifiable street food? Don't mind if we do. Zipwire across a canyon? Bring it on! For Cathy Rogers and her family, six months on a world tour meant a chance to say 'yes' to new experiences
Airlines and holiday companies allowing pregnant women to switch destinations, but only if they are booked to one of the affected countries
Remote locations, Dark Sky reserves, and ideal conditions for observing the cosmos
Rammsy: 'We blew them up. They fell apart. Nothing was left of them. Not even their shadow'
The decree also authorises the sale of medicines containing marijuana derivatives
The incident echoed Rivaldo at the 2002 World Cup
Scientists counted 305 bodies and 32 skeletons
Place names are almost never changed for the better. David Head was taken by the Despotate of Epirus, a medieval state in Albania and western Greece. But, partly because it's why I know them, I restricted this list to countries that have issued postage stamps.
Over-grazed pastures are being reclaimed for nature - and a few tourists. Holly Williams is charmed by its inhabitants
One million people have been evacuated as tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru, New Zealand, California and Hawaii
Counting down the 100 players to look out for in Brazil this summer
When most of us think of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, we think of moai, the 887 magnificent statues that guard its shores. But the mystery of BBC4's Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World wasn't how these monoliths were made, or how they were moved into place (aliens, obviously) or even whether the ancient Rapa Nui people were responsible for their own decline, it's why the myths have persisted for so long.
The Manchester City manager is against big money moves during the January transfer window
A Different League: After a derby defeat to Boca Juniors, armed police had to shuffle him out of a side exit to protect him from the mob
The Newcastle manager appeared to make reference to the age of his City counterpart