First Ascent of the Matterhorn

Zermatt’s place in history was tragically secured with the first ascent of the Matterhorn in the 19th century. As the surrounding peaks were climbed in the 1830’s to 50’s, there developed intense competition to conquer the Matterhorn, which for many years had been considered “unclimbable”. The English climber Edward Whymper […]

Hu Stresses All-Round China-Russia Cooperation

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao said in Moscow on Thursday that China and Russia have agreed to further advance their bilateral pragmatic cooperation in the fields of trade, culture and international affairs. The agreement came as the two countries established a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership based on equality, mutual trust, […]

Shanghai bloc calls for Libya cease-fire

ASTANA, Kazakhstan – The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) called on Wednesday for a cease-fire in Libya, and urged all sides to strictly abide by UN Security Council resolutions. In the Astana Declaration, signed by the leaders of the member countries of the regional bloc, the SCO expressed its concerns over […]

Sri Lanka, India ferry service resumes

By AGENCIES COLOMBO: India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday resumed sea ferry services for the first time in 30 years, aiming to boost tourism and economic cooperation after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war. An Indian ferry with a capacity for 1,044 passengers docked at Colombo’s port this morning […]

New dinosaur found at brickworks

A new species of dinosaur found at a brickworks in East Sussex is believed to be the world’s smallest. The fossil of the bird-like dinosaur, which measures between 13 and 16 inches in length, was found in one of the pits at the Ashdown Brickworks near Bexhill, East Sussex. The […]