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Thai bay made famous in 'The Beach' shut indefinitely

Thai bay made famous in 'The Beach' shut indefinitely

The glittering Thai bay immortalised in the movie ‘The Beach’ will be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the impact of hordes of tourists, an official said Wednesday, as a temporary ban on visitors expired.

Ritz-Carlton, Doha unveils luxury private beach

Ritz-Carlton, Doha unveils luxury private beach

Resort guests can explore the beauty of the area with an afternoon of fishing or a diving trip on the coast.

Wildfire kills 60 near Athens, flames trap families

Wildfire kills 60 near Athens, flames trap families

Emergency crews found one group of 26 victims, some of them youngsters, lying close together in a field just 30 metres from the sea near Mati in eastern Greece.

Ministry in cleanup campaign at Al Thakhira beach

Ministry in cleanup campaign at Al Thakhira beach

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has conducted a comprehensive cleanup campaign at Al Thakhira beach.

38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

All 38 pilot whales of a pod that became stranded on a remote beach on New Zealand's West Coast are dead after the surviving 12 had to be euthanised on Thursday.

New Zealanders race to rescue stranded whales

New Zealanders race to rescue stranded whales

Rescuers were trying to save scores of pilot whales on Friday in a remote bay in New Zealand, where some 300 carcasses littered the beach after one of the country's largest recorded mass whale strandings.

Concrete beach lures Chinese to world's largest building

Concrete beach lures Chinese to world's largest building

Claiming to be the world's largest building by floor space, the 1,760,000 square metres of the New Century Global Center are a monument to growing Chinese consumer power, packed with shoppers -- and beach bathers.

Australian woman finds napping seal in cemetery toilet

Australian woman finds napping seal in cemetery toilet

A woman using the toilets at a local cemetery in Australia had the fright of her life after finding a large fur seal napping in the cubicle.

Crocodile takes woman during night swim in Australia

Crocodile takes woman during night swim in Australia

A woman is feared dead after being seized by a crocodile during a late-night swim at a beach in northern Australia as her friend struggled to save her, police said on Monday.

US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a shark - with the whole animal still clutching on to her right arm, local media reported.

14 students on picnic drown in beach tragedy

14 students on picnic drown in beach tragedy

A college picnic to the beach turned into a tragedy yesterday when at least 14 students drowned off Maharashtra’s coast after they went swimming, police and officials said.