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New York

The certified closure of Staten Island’s Fresh Kills landfill will become 21-acres of green space

It was once the largest landfill in the world, a behemoth dumping ground that opened in Staten Island’s swamps after…

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Australia

Chinese foreign minister to visit Solomon Islands amid security pact worry

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Solomon Islands this week in what the South Pacific nation’s leader said was…

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UK

China’s foreign minister to visit Solomon Islands amid push for more deals with Pacific countries

China’s foreign minister will visit Solomon Islands this week, one month after signing a security agreement with the Pacific country,…

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UK

Angry islands council demands urgent ministerial action over new CalMac lifeline ferry crisis

AN islands council has called on ministers to solve a new lifeline ferry fiasco which has left one island without…

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UK

Argentine Falklands chief warns Britain could be hiding NUKES on disputed islands

Argentina’s Malvinas Secretary Guillermo Carmona told local media: “We cannot rule out that there are British nuclear weapons in the…

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Science

Kenyan chameleons evolved brighter colours after moving to Hawaii

Chameleons introduced to Hawaii in 1972 have started flaunting brighter colours, probably because they have fewer predators to hide from…

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Europe

Several migrants feared dead off coast of Spain’s Canary Islands

Several migrants are missing and feared dead after a dinghy was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean by Spanish authorities. Spain’s…

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Europe

Drones used to control invasive blackberry, guava plants on Galapagos Islands

Blackberry and guava add flavor to a range of dishes and are ingredients in exotic desserts but they also pose…

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Europe

Almost half the Balearic population wasn’t born on the islands

According to figures from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), 46% of the population of the Balearic Islands was born outside…

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UK

Will the British Virgin Islands come under London rule?

Andrew Fahie, premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), will not plead guilty to charges of drug smuggling and money…

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