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Cyprus showcases ancient undersea harbor to draw tourists

Cyprus showcases ancient undersea harbor to draw tourists

- by Associated Press

It’s said that Demetrius the Besieger, a mighty warrior king and one of Alexander the Great’s successors, built this harbor on Cyprus’ southern coast 2,400 years ago to thwart a potential naval invasion from the...

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Lost in the Mediterranean, a starving grey whale must find his way home soon

Lost in the Mediterranean, a starving grey whale must find his way home soon

- by Reuters

Wally entered the Mediterranean through the Gibraltar Strait and followed the Moroccan coast before cutting across to Italian shores and arriving in France, Hansen said. Moving about 80 to 90 kilometers a day, the whale is closely following France's southern shores and is now approaching the Spanish coast

International Dance Day 2021: Who started it? Why is it celebrated?

International Dance Day 2021: Who started it? Why is it celebrated?

- by Republica

International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance that was created by the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO - the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). The day is celebrated annually on April 29, which happens to be the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet. The day aims to encourage participation and education in dance through events and festivals that are held all over the world.

Italy may be in Easter lockdown, but the party’s on at sea

Italy may be in Easter lockdown, but the party’s on at sea

- by Associated Press

Italy may be in a strict coronavirus lockdown this Easter with travel restricted between regions and new quarantines imposed. But a few miles offshore, guests aboard the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship are shimmying to Latin music on deck and sipping cocktails by the pool.

Tourism-starved Europe charts course for summer travel

Tourism-starved Europe charts course for summer travel

- by Reuters

The European Union will unveil on Wednesday plans to reopen summer travel with a new coronavirus pass intended to help revive the bloc’s multi-billion tourism and leisure industries that have been pulverised by the pandemic.

Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training

Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training

- by Reuters

Among the young sumo wrestlers lifting weights in the ring, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out. At 85 kilograms (187 lb), Kyuta is twice the size of the other children his age and is so dominant that he wrestles, and beats, boys five or six years older.

No cafes, no tourists: Virus empties streets of old Athens

No cafes, no tourists: Virus empties streets of old Athens

- by Associated Press

It’s been a while since visitors to Greece sought out souvenirs in Athens’ oldest neighborhood. The winding streets of Plaka, laid out long before the city imported a grid system, are lined with closed stores behind aluminum shutters.

Dazzling display over the sky: Pics

Dazzling display over the sky: Pics

- by Sangita Shrestha

Vibrant colors excite most of us and it is an absolute thrill to witness an amazing burst of colors over the vast sky. On Thursday, rays of Sun scattered over the Valley's sky that created the colors of twilight.