Thursday, January 3rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

South Georgia stamp issue celebrates New Int. Polar Year

New series of South Georgia stamps

In commemoration of a new International Polar Year (March 2007- March 2009) South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands are issuing a series of stamps which will be available this month. South Georgia has been closely linked to polar scientific research from the very first International Polar Commission back in 1879 in the city of Hamburg.

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Stomach bug downs passengers on 'cursed' ship

MS Queen Victoria

Cunard's £300 million MS Queen Victoria - which was officially launched by Camilla in Southampton three weeks ago when she failed to successfully smash the champagne bottle on its side - has been struck by a potentially fatal stomach bug.

Monday, December 31st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Norwegian vessel continues cruise and arrives Ushuaia Jan 2

The MS Fram is specially adapted for Polar cruises

The captain of the Norwegian cruise vessel Fram which hit an iceberg in Antarctica confirmed Sunday that the cruise would continue as planned. The passengers are due to fly home after a planned arrival in Ushuaia on January 2.

Sunday, December 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Aztec pyramid found in Mexico City could rewrite history

Ruins of the 800-year-old Aztec pyramid in the central Tlatelolco area of Mexico City.

Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an 800-year-old Aztec pyramid in the heart of Mexico City that could show the ancient city is at least a century older than previously thought. Mexican archaeologists found the ruins, which are about 11 meters high, in the central Tlatelolco area, once a major religious and political centre for the Aztec elite.

Saturday, December 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Rescuers ready to pick up freed FARC hostages

MI-17 helicopters arrived in Colombia on Friday

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sent two helicopters into Colombia on Friday on a delicate mission to pluck three hostages from the rebel-held jungle.

Saturday, December 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

United Kingdom: Airport baggage restrictions remain

Some of Britain's major airports have not yet been given permission to relax a rule restricting passengers to one item of hand baggage, the Government has said.

Saturday, December 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Damaged Antarctic cruise takes refuge in Chilean base

MS  Fram involved in the second accident of the 2007/08 Antarctic cruise season

The Norwegian flagged cruise vessel MS Fram with 318 passengers on board drifted into an iceberg in Antarctica overnight Saturday but there were no injuries and passengers were reported to be calm. The vessel is currently anchored next to Chile's President Frei Antarctic base in King George Island.

Saturday, December 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Partygoers can see in Falkland Islands New Year on web

Ross Road - Stanley

Stanley in the Falkland Islands, like thousands of other cities around the world, will be beaming live images to the rest of the globe on New Year's Eve.

Friday, December 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Buenos Aires City boom: 2.3 million tourists in 2007

Pto. Madero - Bs. Aires

Buenos Aires City will end 2007 with a record 2.3 million tourists, most of them from neighboring countries but also with a significant presence of Europeans and from the rest of Latinamerica.

Saturday, December 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Former British PM Blair follows family and becomes Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI poses with Tony Blair in June 2007

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has become a Roman Catholic, church officials said Saturday, ending widespread speculation that he would switch to the faith of his wife and four children.


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