Vietnam braces itself as the Philippines counts the cost of the typhoon
On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it’s not the widely known sporting icons who are the most revered, but surfer Eddie Aikau.
The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, says he will boycott next month’s Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns. He is also threatening to cut off funding to the organisation over the decision to host the meeting there.
Hackers targeted Ucas.com just hours before thousands of students received their results yesterday
In a show of exuberant generosity and breadth, images of natural beauty and brutal destruction jostle with Flickr fun
The squid can eject water through a nozzle nea its head as a form of jet propulsion
319 people reported missing in New Bataan town
Jocelyne Sibuet is France’s ultimate interior designer. Dubbed the French Martha Stewart, Sibuet is co-founder of (the super chic) Sibuet Hotels & Spa Group and author of A French Country Home: Style and Entertaining. She searches far and wide to kit out her hotels, chalets, restaurants and spas in the French Alps, Paris, Lyon and in the South of France. Here, she talks inspiration, favorite hotels and decorating mistakes with Annie Deakin.
Still golden, after all these years, San Francisco's most celebrated landmark turned 75 at the weekend with a display of pomp, pageantry, and fireworks so extravagant that they could be seen from space.
Members of the Tongan royal family in traditional dress watch as pallbearers carry the casket of King George Tupou V from an aircraft at Fua'amotu airport yesterday.
David McNeill reports from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant
The deathtoll from Sunday's oil rig accident off Russia's east coast has risen to 17 people.
New study shows stark correlation between the fluctuations of El Niño and the incidence of civil conflicts
The pace of life is languid, to say the least, on Aitutaki, an idyllic coral atoll in the South Pacific. Described as "the world's most beautiful island" by Tony Wheeler, the Lonely Planet co-founder, it is also extremely devout, with more than 20 churches for a population of fewer than 2,000.
A volatile volcano in central Indonesia has erupted again, spewing ash almost 2,000ft (600m) into the air.