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Anger as Saudi king takes over entire French beach

Vallauri - Beach lovers on the French Riviera expressed their anger Sunday over the imminent arrival of the Saudi royal family, who have ordered a long stretch of beach to be closed off to the public.

Bounce house flies in air and injures three children

Three children playing inside a bounce house were injured when a waterspout came onshore and lifted it in the air in Fort Lauderdale.

Criminal charges possible in California coast oil spill

Goleta - State and county officials in California say they're considering criminal charges stemming from Tuesday's 20,000-gallon oil spill from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach off the Santa Barbara coast.

Monster 23ft squid washed up on New Zealand beach

If you are thinking about getting some calamari, you're going to need a big freezer for this one. A gigantic 23ft (7m) squid has been found washed up on a beach near Kaikoura, on New Zealand's South Island.

Amazing photo of bobcat catching shark in Florida

An amazing image of a bobcat coming out the sea with a shark in its teeth has been captured on an iPhone. The picture has gone viral in a big way. Many have dismissed it as some sort of hoax, but animal experts say it may well be authentic.

Biggest ever great white shark sighting closes Newcastle beaches

Newcastle - Beaches around Newcastle in New South Wales were closed again with swimmers urged not to enter the water after yet another sighting of a large great white shark.

Deadly Brown snake takes to surf at Forster beach

Forster - Visitors to a beach near Forster on New South Wales’ mid-north coast expected a shark sighting when the lifeguard whistled, yet the call concerned a venomous brown snake.

Mark Burik talks beach volleyball, Saint Francis Prep and future Special

Professional beach volleyball player Mark Burik chatted about his career in the sport, his future plans, as well as his high school, Saint Francis Prep.

Vessel buried under New Jersey beach could be historical find

Brick - Debris from a shipwreck have been unearthed at a beach in Brick, New Jersey, and town officials and historians are eager to excavate the remnants of the vessel.

Italian lovemakers get stuck together in the surf

Porto San Giorgio - Most people know that dogs tend to get stuck together when doing what comes naturally, but it seems even humans can experience this rather uncomfortable phenomenon. An Italian couple actually had to be hospitalized to get them apart.

Danish tourist gets hit with €600 fine for dousing ciggy on beach

Alghero - Smokers beware when visiting beautiful Sardinia in Italy. A Danish tourist at the beach recently stubbed out her cigarette in the sand and got hit with a €600 fine for her bad habit.

One dead, one in critical condition after lighting hits LA beach

Los Angeles - One person is dead and one is listed in critical condition after lightning struck a crowded Los Angeles beach, electrocuting 13 beachgoers.

California beachgoer suffocates when sand hole collapses

Half Moon Bay - A young California man died Monday when a deep hole he was digging at a popular Half Moon Bay beach collapsed, trapping him below ground for a half-hour.

Man buried alive while digging sand tunnels on beach

David Frasier, 49, was in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where he was vacationing, when he was buried alive and killed by the sand.

Landing plane barely misses sunbather on beach

A small plane narrowly missed wiping out a sunbather on a beach on Dune Island in the Heligoland archipelago off the coast of Germany. The pilot said "It wasn't one of my greatest achievements in the cockpit," as he misjudged his landing over the beach.

Video: Adorable two-legged dog's first trip to the beach

What could be cuter than a four-legged puppy playing at the beach for the first time? Perhaps, only a two-legged puppy romping up and down the beach in jubilance could compare. In less than three minutes, this video can change your whole outlook on life.

Op-Ed: Four U.S. cities to flaunt your bod this summer

Every year, the U.S. swimwear industry sees a revenue of more than $3 billion, a huge portion of which comes from the herds of fitness junkies who work hard to keep their bods in check.

Photo Essay: Spring has sprung in Savannah and on Tybee Island Special

Savannah - The arrival of Spring has brought forth Mother Nature's color palette and visitors to Georgia's coastal empire. Flowers are blooming, swimmers and sunbathers are at the beach, and all are enjoying the sunshine.

Kimmel dumps snow on beach goers in LA

Los Angeles - Most of the United States is experiencing record freezing temperatures, while beach-goers in Los Angeles were soaking up the sun.

Virginia Beach hotels add to amenities of top tourist destination

Virginia Beach - To millions of families in America and around the world, a trip to Virginia Beach is the next best thing to being in paradise.

Photo essay: It's hell on the Costa del Sol in winter (video) Special

Fuengirola - Here we are in mid-winter, and what happens today? Brilliant warm sunshine, people sunbathing on the beach and a generally pleasant outlook. It's hell down here in winter! We've got the mid-winter blues ... blue seas, blue skies.

Iranian scientists develop lifeguard drone

Human lifeguards may become a thing of the past, as scientists have developed and successfuly tested a drone capable of saving drowning victims at sea.

Photo essay: A stroll around old town Tarifa in southern Spain Special

Tarifa - A charming town in the Andalucían white village tradition, Tarifa's narrow streets wind around on a hillside overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar all the way to the exotic Moroccan port city of Tangier.

Hawaii's surf season begins

November marks the beginning of Hawaii's surfing season. If you're a surfer at heart, now is the time of the year to go to Hawaii and live your passions.

Video: Experience Barcelona, Spain in motion timelapse

Barcelona - So, you have always wanted to spend a couple of days in Barcelona, but just never seem to have the time to do it. Here is your opportunity to experience a 5-minute, absolutely stunning tour of Barcelona in motion timelapse.

Photo Essay: A Sunday stroll to the beach in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - The extreme heat of summer has gone, along with most of the tourists. However, it is still hot and sunny out there, ideal for a quiet stroll down to the beachfront.

Photo Essay: Life is like a day at the beach Special

Tybee Island - What Forrest Gump's momma always said is reinterpreted here and applied to visits to Tybee Island, Georgia, where you never know what you're gonna get.

Jellyfish in high numbers around the beaches of the Mediterranean

An Italian biologist reckons it could be the result of climate change or overfishing. Whatever the reason, there are many more jellyfish than normal hanging around the beaches of the Med this year.

Video: Amphibious landing craft arrives on crowded Russian beach

Kaliningrad - So there you are, sunning yourself on a beach in Russia, when all of a sudden there it is — an amphibious landing craft, unexpectedly sliding onto the golden sand. Turns out there shouldn't have been anyone there.

Photo Essay: Summer fun at New Jersey's Long Beach Island Special

New Jersey's Long Beach Island is a popular summer destination. As one of the areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the region is recovering. As Labor Day 2013 creeps up, many people are still out on the beaches and having fun in the sun.
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