The rats have yet to master our language but may be plotting a government coup
Experts say the cruise liner, adrift in the north Atlantic, may be too close for comfort
At sixteen the challenge is as much about earning life experience as anything else
Vessel from Haiti was 'overloaded and unseaworthy' says US Coast Guard
Wayne Houchin, 29, was appearing on a show called Closer To The Stars when the guest host, Franklin Barazarte, abruptly doused the magician's head with 'Agua de Florida,' a flammable cologne used in religious rituals
Why go in 2013? To get there before everyone else does
Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti's southern peninsula early today, dousing a capital city prone to flooding and areas of the poor nation still trying to recover from the terrible 2010 earthquake.
It was the same in the 1912 Olympic Stadium in Stockholm last night as it had been in the 2012 Olympic Stadium 12 days previously. When it came to the crunch in the women's 400m in the DN Galan Diamond League meeting, just as in the one-lap final in London, Christine Ohuruogu could not catch the American Sanya Richards-Ross.
GB captain was disgusted with his hurdles semi-final, he tells Simon Turnbull
As Dai Greene crossed the finish line in the London 2012 centrepiece arena last night, he clasped his hands to his face and dropped to the ground. He remained there for a good while, a picture of despair – lying on his back, his hands clasped to his head. The captain of the British track and field team thought he had blown his big Olympic chance. Only the first two finishers in the three semi-finals of the 400m hurdles were guaranteed a place in tomorrow's final and Greene had crossed the line fourth in the opening race.
Great Britain's women were unable to back-up their historic Olympic win over Algeria by beating Italy today, with the World Cup champions proving that experience and pedigree can be far more valuable than enthusiasm.
Hurricane Irene cut power to more than a million people in Puerto Rico, downing trees and flooding streets today, and forecasters warned it could be a major storm as it threatens Florida and South Carolina by the end of the week.
Part of Chris Blackwell's Island Outpost portfolio of Jamaican retreats, Strawberry Hill is the only "outpost" set inland. The former 18th-century coffee plantation resides in the Blue Mountains with dramatic views of the shore 3,100ft below. The Georgian-style cottages are decked out with four poster beds and rattan rugs, and are surrounded by secondary forest, coffee plantations and well-established gardens.
Charity head from Idaho had debt problems and faced legal action
Idaho church group accused of kidnap could be sent home for trial
Traumatised orphans are now under threat from traffickers