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Huge waves hit Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands

Huge waves have been filmed smashing into Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands. Reaching heights of 20ft (6m), they battered homes, hotels and restaurants. Dozens of people were evacuated from affected areas but no-one was injured, Spanish authorities say. Source link

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The beautiful islands that could help stop killer diseases

Image copyright Getty Images Travellers to the remote African islands of Bijagos can expect to find a tropical paradise of pristine beaches and lush rainforest. But the islands are not just beautiful. They are also a natural laboratory, providing a ...

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Man killed in third shark attack off Australia’s popular Whitsunday Islands

All three attacks occurred in Cid Harbour, a picturesque bay surrounded by beaches in a popular tourist area on the north coast of Queensland. The most recent attack occurred on Monday when a 33-year-old man from Victoria suffered fatal injuries. ...

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New Caledonia: French Islands set for independence vote

New Caledonia, the French islands in the Pacific, are due to vote on sovereignty on Sunday 30 years after a period of unrest. The territory, which has a population of 269,000, has seen deep divisions between its indigenous people, the ...

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Super Typhoon Yutu brings devastation to the Northern Mariana Islands

The storm strengthened into the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 280 kph (174 mph) before hitting the islands, and is now tracking northwest toward the Philippines and Taiwan. Yutu is the strongest storm on ...

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