Babylonian Map of the World 2000 BC

White Crocodile Spotted in Australia

Such crocodiles are "not uncommon" at a young age, particularly in crocodile farms, according to Mr Britton.

However, it is difficult for a pale juvenile to steer clear of predators.
The crocodile under some tree branches in the river

The crocodile swimming in the Adelaide River


Yemen's Children Speak

Syria After The Collapse of ISIS

Yemen: a catastrophe that shames Britain

The Guardian view on Yemen: a catastrophe that shames Britain | Editorial | World news | The Guardian

An impoverished country has been destroyed by what is both a civil and a proxy war. Houthi rebels, allied to Iran, drove out the internationally recognised president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, allying with his predecessor who had been ousted in the Arab spring. Since then, 10,000 lives have been lost, many to heavy bombing by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition, with arms and military support from the US, UK and others. The blockade has taken this terrible, futile conflict to a new depth. It seeks to starve a population into submission – a crime against humanity horrifically familiar from its ongoing use in Syria as well as elsewhere. Britain’s staunch support for Riyadh makes it complicit.

Syria and Israel


Icarus By Pieter Brueghel

In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away 
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, 
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone 
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green 
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen 
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on. 
- WH Auden.

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Hariri To Return To Beirut

Pluie Tardive - Mike Barr