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Why Bermuda houses have white stepped roof?

The North Atlantic island of Bermuda has no fresh-water springs, rivers or lakes. So how did humans ever settle there? The secret is in the design of their houses, and particularly the white stepped roof which is still in use … Continue reading

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Maldives Coup: Another may well be underway

You don’t normally get advance warning of an attempt to topple a government. Efforts to oust leaders are risky undertakings and plotters usually keep their underhand schemes very secret. So I was very surprised when a colleague said she’d got … Continue reading

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How Art Transformed Remote Naoshima Island

Art can enlighten, soothe, challenge and provoke. Sometimes it can transform a community. Case in point: a 5.5-square-mile island called Naoshima in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea. Once upon a time, the biggest employer on Naoshima was a Mitsubishi metals processing … Continue reading

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Koh Tachai Island Is To Get Closed To Tourists

Thai authorities have closed a popular tourist island to all visitors for an indefinite period, starting October 15, to prevent its environmental degradation. The Bangkok Post reported on Tuesday that authorities have declared Koh Tachai island in the Similan Islands … Continue reading

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Pacific Ocean Swallowed Five Solomon Islands

They are the tiny islands that have literally disappeared. Five islands in the Pacific Ocean existed as late as 2014; fast forward two years and they are nowhere to be seen. A further six reef islands are also facing the … Continue reading

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Ascension Island: Where Nothing Make Sense

Ascension Island is a tiny dot of green in the tropical mid-Atlantic, a volcanic outpost of empire where it’s hot and cold at the same time. It’s a place where Charles Darwin helped inspire an alarming change, writes Matthew Teller. … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Beach Crowdfunding Success

A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to buy a New Zealand beach for public use has hit its target – but the bidders must wait to see if their tender is successful. Campaigners had until Tuesday to raise NZ$2m (£914,000, … Continue reading

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Dan Murphy -The US Doc Helping Timor Islands

When Dan Murphy decided to move to East Timor in 1998, one of his main concerns was whether he’d be able to play any decent pickup basketball. It’s not that he was unconcerned about the climate in Timor at the … Continue reading

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Passport selling to Bidoons by Comoro Islands

On October 8, 2008, a group of government officials from the Comoro Islands made their way from their villages to a small airport not far from the nation’s capital, where, on a runway overlooking the Indian Ocean, a private plane … Continue reading

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Lefkada island quake destroys Egremni beach

The moment that one of the world’s most beautiful beaches was destroyed this week was caught on camera. An earthquake, which was marked as 6.1 ‘strong’ on the Richter Scale, brought surrounding cliffs down onto the Egremni Beach in Lefkada … Continue reading

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