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Egypt court refers Nile islanders case to experts

Apo - An Egyptian court on Saturday referred to experts the case of Nile islanders seeking to avoid eviction by the government, a defence lawyer said.

Five residents win bid to buy Scottish island

London - Residents on a remote Scottish island of pristine beaches, lush hills and craggy coastlines celebrated on Friday after reaching an agreement to buy their home, fending off bids from tycoons.

UN says Rohingya must not be forced to move to remote island

Dhaka - Bangladesh must not force Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar to move to camps on a desolate island, the UN refugee chief said Monday.

Bangladesh plans to move reluctant Rohingya to remote island

Dhaka - Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled violence in Myanmar in search of refuge could be forced to make their new homes on a barren Bangladeshi island that floods every year.

Bangladesh forces 2,000 Rohingya off remote island

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh authorities have forced more than 2,000 Rohingya to leave a remote island where they were hiding out after fleeing violence in Myanmar, officials said Monday.

Israel minister swims against tide with Gaza island plan

Telavi - An Israeli minister has gone against the tide in proposing a way he says would alleviate conditions in the Gaza Strip while maintaining his country's security control -- build an island nearby.

Australian man wins Pacific island resort in raffle

Sydney - A lucky Australian man has won his own remote Pacific island resort in a raffle, after shelling out just US$49 for the winning ticket to claim the paradise property.

Review: LANco puts on high-energy performance at Pennysaver Amphitheater Special

Farmingville - On July 3, country group LANco performed at the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville, New York, as part of the 6th annual "Fest."

Island states come to UN ready to move on climate deal

New York - With their very existence under threat from climate change, the world's island states come to the United Nations on Friday not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force.

Japan's cat island finds purr-fect solution to food crisis

Toukyo - An army of cats ruling a remote Japanese island are licking their whiskers after a plea for food aid triggered a flood of donations from across the country.

Japan spots cannon-like equipment on Chinese ship near disputed isles

Toukyo - Japan said Tuesday it had spotted for the first time a Chinese coast guard ship armed with cannon-like equipment near disputed East China Sea islands.

Billionaire says he found islands he want to buy for refugees

Naguib Sawiris, a billionaire from Egypt, wants to buy an island for refugees, and he is getting closer to making dream a reality.

Egypt billionare offers to buy Med island for refugees

Cairo - Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts.The telecoms tycoon first announced the initiative on Twitter.

Plane debris could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Washington - Plane debris found in the western Indian Ocean appears to be from a Malaysia Airlines airliner that disappeared with 239 passengers and crew last year.

Island of 48 legalizes same-sex marriage

Pitcairn Island, considered by many to be the smallest inhabited island in the world, as well as being home to 48 people, just made same-sex marriage legal.

New Japan volcano island 'natural lab' for life

Toukyo - A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonise barren land -- helped by rotting bird poo and hatchling vomit.

Castaway: Man abandoned on Norwegian island by friend

Stavanger - Two Norwegian friends took a trip out to the deserted Hastein Island near Stavanger Thursday, but one of them decided to abandon his friend while he was sleeping and took off in their only boat.

South Korea holds island live-fire drill, ignores Japan protest

Seoul - The South Korean navy held a rare live-fire drill near a set of disputed islands on Friday, brushing off angry protests from co-claimant Japan, which called the exercises "deplorable".

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.

Telecommute: Frenchman runs business from deserted remote island

Lille - Last year a French businessman, Gauthier Toulemonde, had a wild idea. He wanted to try and run his company from a remote island, thousands of miles away from France. He just got back home.

A quieter Hvar party? New mayor of Croatia's island town speaks

Hvar - Party island or nature and heritage destination? A change in the local political landscape may influence the long-running debate in Hvar, Croatia.

Island in Scotland on sale for £2.5M

The local community turned down a buyout on an island located in Scotland. Now the 800-acre island, situated off of the north-west coast, is now on sale.

Philippines: 'Our environment is worth more than palm oil'

The rainforest land and ancestral homes of small farmers and indigenous peoples of the Philippines are under threat, as the Philippine government plans to promote oil palm plantations on a vast scale.

Tori the smoking Orangutan gives birth after butting out

Jakarta - Two months after Tori, the smoking orangutan was moved to an isolated island at the Solo Zoo in Indonesia to force her to quit the habit, she has given birth.

Jamaica imposes ban on scrap metal trade

Jamaica has shut down its recyclable scrap metal trade in the wake of persistent plundering of power lines, cabling and other precious metals used to keep the Caribbean island's infrastructure afloat.

A trip from Toronto to Ward’s Island Village Special

Toronto - Ward's Island, the east-most island of Toronto Island Park, is a joy for the eye in summer, but it is a dream come true in winter, and getting there through the ice on Lake Ontario is half the fun.

Japanese and Chinese protesters collide over island ownership

Chinese and Japanese protesters collide in a rally Saturday in central Tokyo over the ownership of a group of islands located between Okinawa and Taiwan.

Sea and storms create new island from section of P.E.I.

Winter storms have created a tiny new island from a section of Prince Edward Island. The sea created a channel through the sand dunes of Blooming Point, in P.E.I. National Park.

Man devours 54 hot dogs to retain competitive eating title (video)

New York - While people across America are celebrating the birth of a nation, competitive food eating contestants were slamming down hot dogs by the handful today in Nathan's famous Coney dog-eating competition. The winner ate 54 hot dog to retain his title.

Grenada man arrested after delivering severed heads to police

Grenada police say a man calmly walked into the police station and declared, “I have two heads for all you” as he handed them a couple buckets carrying the severed heads of a pair of local islanders who were later found decapitated and mutilated.
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Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
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Wrangel Island, last home of the mammoth
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Maui, Hawaii beach. Maui's diverse landscapes are the result of a unique combination of geology, topography, and climate.
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A distant island beyond the stormy Black Sea cove at Kandira
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Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.
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Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
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Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.

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