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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.