Deadly Chile wildfire destroys entire town

Deadly Chile wildfire destroys entire town

Flames from one of Chile’s worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to 10, officials said Thursday. The flames engulfed the post office, a kindergarten, and about 1,000 homes in the town, located 220 miles (360 kilometers) south of the Chilean capital. The […]

Residents return to Syrian border town Jarablus after Turkish intervention

Residents return to Syrian border town Jarablus after Turkish intervention

A group of 292 Syrians went back to the Syrian town of Jarablus from Turkey on Wednesday, marking the first formal return of civilians since Ankara launched a military incursion two weeks ago in a bid to secure the border region. Jarablus, which had been occupied by the Islamic State (IS) group for three years, […]

First aid convoy reaches besieged Syrian town of Daraya since 2012

First aid convoy reaches besieged Syrian town of Daraya since 2012

 The besieged Syrian town of Daraya, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus where President Bashar al-Assad has refused to allow aid to starving Syrians, got its first U.N. aid convoy since 2012 on Wednesday. Russia’s Defence Ministry said it had coordinated a 48-hour local ceasefire, a “regime of calm”, with the Syrian authorities and with the United […]

The Beautiful Alpine Town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The Beautiful Alpine Town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a mountain resort town in Bavaria, southern Germany, in the heart of the Alps. Garmisch and Partenkirchen were originally two different towns that were joined by a decree of Adolf Hitler to bring the 1936 Winter Olympics to Germany. The International Olympic Committee was going to pass over Germany as the host, because […]