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Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland is once again home to a permanent military presence.
14 сентября 2016
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes Singapore officials went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus.
29 августа 2016
Shetland Gas Plant. Photo courtesy of Total.uk Total launches gas project in Britain's Shetlands French oil and gas company Total officially launched a project off Britain's remote Shetland Islands.
16 мая 2016
Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands Residents in low-lying areas of the Marshall Islands are braced for flooding underscoring the islands' vulnerability to climate change.
11 марта 2016
Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan China deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, insisting it had a right to build "self-defence".
17 февраля 2016
Japan premier hits out at Russian PM's visit to disputed islands Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticised his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev's weekend visit to disputed islands.
24 августа 2015
Japan PM to meet Pacific island leaders to talk aid, disasters Leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered in Japan to start a two-day meeting to discuss their development needs.
22 мая 2015
Japan PM pledges to resolve island row with Russia Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to resolve a row with Russia over an island chain claimed by both nations.
07 февраля 2015
Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan Powerful typhoon Vongfong barrelled into Japan's main islands, with at least one person missing and dozens injured while more than 500 flights were grounded.
13 октября 2014
Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau Tourists in Palau clamour to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative.
02 сентября 2014
14 detained trying to prevent Faroe Island dolphin hunt Fourteen animal rights activists have been detained on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic while trying to stop a controversial dolphin hunt.
01 сентября 2014
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru/ Kazakhstan and Fiji to sign visa-free regime Kazakhstan has agreed to sign a agreement with the Republic of Fiji.
09 июля 2014
Nauru applies for IMF membership The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has officially lodged an application for entry to the International Monetary Fund, the global financial body said.
10 мая 2014
Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water The smallest and least known of Spain's Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.
29 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Jason Lee One million buried in mass graves on forbidden New York island Most New Yorkers don't even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.
09 апреля 2014
Kazakhstan youth national football team. ©Vesti.kz Football: Kazakhstan's youth team wins Island in UEFA qualifications Kazakhstan national youth football team has won over the team of Island at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 2015 qualifications.
06 марта 2014
©Reuters/Sergio Perez Oil explorer eyes Spain's pristine Canary Islands Luring millions of tourists a year with its crystal-clear waters, warm winters and precious wildlife, Spain's Canary Islands may hold another treasure -- oil -- that is attracting a less welcome visitor.
11 декабря 2013
Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org With $65 bn in debt, is Puerto Rico America's Greece? Laden with debt, its economy in recession: Is the US territory of Puerto Rico poised to become another Greece?
04 декабря 2013
Approximately 100 Haitians sit on the hull of a sail freighter after it grounded and capsized 15 nautical miles southwest of Staniel Cay, Bahamas.©Reuters/U.S. Coast Guard photo Thirty Haitians dead after ship capsizes in Bahamas: US About 30 Haitian migrants died after an overloaded freighter capsized in the Bahamas and 110 others were rescued in rough seas, the US Coast Guard said Tuesday.
27 ноября 2013
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao.©Reuters/Adnan Abidi Pacific faces big economic losses from climate change: ADB The Pacific region faces serious economic losses due to climate change and it is critical that nations causing the problem step in to help, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.
26 ноября 2013

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