Record-breaking fires have reached ‘catastrophic’ levels across northern Australia, sending thousands fleeing from their homes

ROB GRIFFITH/AFP/Getty Images Australia’s northeastern region of Queensland is experiencing unprecedented heat waves and record-breaking wildfires.  For the first time in history, fire danger in Queensland has been rated “catastrophic,” the highest possible level on the Queensland government’s warning scale. “We have never, ever, in this state, been in this situation before,” Queensland Fire and Emergency […]

First LNG shipment from Russia's Arctic to arrive in Northern Europe

Independent Russian gas producer Novatek has announced the first delivery of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Yamal project in the Arctic to an area near the port of Honningsvag in northern Norway. “The Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker ‘Vladimir Rusanov’ successfully reloaded an LNG cargo delivered from the Yamal LNG facility at Sabetta to […]

Aurora: Best places in the world to see the Northern Lights REVEALED

Aurora: Best places in the world to see the Northern Lights REVEALED (Image: Getty Images) The Northern Lights are an impressive sight to see but they’re not always easy to find, so it\s vital tourists head to the right locations to witness the amazing display. The aurora borealis is created from a collision between electrically […]

A completely and utterly biased review of Northern Ireland

Share this article Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And when that beholder is born-and-bred Northern Irishman Leon McCarron and the beauty in question is that of his beloved homeland, you can expect bias, not balance. The west coast of Ireland is, quite rightly, heralded as a place of truly outstanding natural beauty. […]

Northern Lights: Stunning footage captured over Finland but can they be seen in the UK?

The Northern Lights have been spotted over Finland earlier today. A video filmed the natural phenomenon across the sky in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland found in Northern Finland. Many in the US would also have been able to see it with residents in northern Illinois on the watch list. Will the lights be spotted […]

Up to 20 injured as train derails in northern Pakistan – report

At least eight carriages of the Peshawar-bound Khushhal Express derailed near Attock in northern Pakistan, local media reported, citing the railway company on Sunday morning. Geo News says that at least 20 people were injured in the incident, while Daily Pakistan reports around 15 casualties, adding that nine carriages had derailed. Rail traffic was reportedly […]

Insiders are buzzing that Northern Virginia could soon be awarded Amazon’s HQ2 as Jeff Bezos makes high-profile visit to Washington, DC (AMZN)

Amy Harris/Invision/AP The Washington, DC, area is buzzing with speculation that Northern Virginia could soon land Amazon HQ2. Two sources said as much to Business Insider. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is amid a high-profile trip to Washington, DC. The Washington, DC, area is buzzing with speculation that Amazon could soon select Northern Virginia as the […]

Taliban captures 8 police security posts in northern Afghanistan amid insurgents' offensive – report

Taliban militants have captured eight police security posts in northern Afghanistan amid an insurgents’ offensive that continues in the conflict-ridden country, local media report. The clashes in Sari-Pul province started on Sunday night, local officials confirmed to TOLOnews, adding that the militants had attacked the area from three directions. “If the government does not send […]

Magical Majorca: Take in Palma and the Island’s rugged northern coast on a sunshine break

Playa de Muro beach with wooden pier. (Image: GETTY) I was in Majorca with my family, staying at the Iberostar Alcudia Park on the seafront at Playa de Muro beach, a 40-minute drive from Palma Airport. And if you can tear yourself away from the fun fit for millionaires in the hotel, it’s an ideal […]