First Vesuvius risk map plotted

Italian geoologists have taken the first step towards drawing up new detailed evacuation plans around Mount Vesuvius.

Chinese man saved after getting lost in southwestern Norway

A young Chinese man, who got lost in the mountains on the way up to Peikestolen in southwest Norway earlier on Friday, has been found and saved in a prompt search operation.

Thailand: ‘Fourth-worst’ oil spill damages popular Thai tourist resort

About 50,000 litres of crude oil poured into the Gulf of Thailand last weekend and washed ashore in a popular tourist resort, putting fishing industry in danger.