Two idyllic South Pacific islands are facing a water crisis; they're running out of it, and fast.
The room service arrived in a canoe and exotic fish frolicked just beneath the floor when Gary Leff spent his honeymoon in Bora Bora.
Seated in a room of the attorney general's office in the western Mexico state of Jalisco, a woman waits to be reunited with her 13-year-old daughter. Two weeks before, the girl had run away from home.
A 14-year-old American citizen has been found guilty in a Mexican court of torturing and beheading at least four people and kidnapping three others.
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
If you're going to imagine yourself on an exotic island, dare to dream big! Here are 10 one-of-a-kind islands where you'll discover every item on your wish list, from overwater bungalows and pristine wildlife to sublime street food and mysterious cultural monuments.
The U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday identified remains discovered in the South Pacific seven years ago as those of 11 airmen who had been missing since World War II.
John Lennon wondered how many holes it would take to fill the Albert Hall, and now we know: If it's the Esa'ala in the South Pacific, then one will certainly do the job.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck Thursday near the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
An overlooked female pinkie bone put in storage after it was discovered in a Siberian cave two years ago points to the existence of a previously unknown prehistoric human species, anthropologists say.
If you think that luxury sailing holidays in the Caribbean, Mediterranean or South Pacific are only for the mega-rich, then think again.
A doctor in Fiji is examining three teenage boys rescued 240 miles from land after they were lost in the South Pacific for more than 50 days.
Tioman is a verdant jewel of an island, with a near legendry status among divers. You might not have heard of it, but you might have seen it.
Lori Hyde was hunting for a unique vacation experience when her curiosity was piqued by Pretty Joe Rock, a tiny speck of land in the waters off Marathon in the Florida Keys with just enough room for a two-bedroom home and a few clusters of mangroves.
Archaeologist Gregory Fox is the U.S. military's version of Indiana Jones, but looks more like Jerry Garcia than Harrison Ford.
Marines dig for remains of soldiers killed in the World War II battle of Tarawa. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.
The space shuttle Atlantis docked at the international space station on Sunday morning after officials decided there would be no need to perform a maneuver to avoid a piece of debris.
Tropical Cyclone Tomas battered Fiji's northern islands on Monday evening with gusts of up to 275 km/h (170 mph) and heavy rain, but weather officials had not received immediate reports of damage.
With a stunning new lodge and a once-in-a-millennium eclipse, Easter Island has never been more alluring -- or comfortable.
Torrential rains slam southern California. iReporters around So Cal take you to the flooding.
As floodwater raged around their pickup, the family of a 6-year-old Arizona boy escaped to higher ground. The boy, however, was swept away. Teams were looking for his body on Friday, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said.
Six Uyghurs who were imprisoned in the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred Saturday to the South Pacific island nation of Palau, the Justice Department said.
For the fourth time in less than 11 hours, a major earthquake rocked the South Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Three major earthquakes struck within an hour and 10 minutes Thursday morning near Vanuatu in the South Pacific, prompting a tsunami warning that was quickly lifted.
The newlyweds are having an "incredible time," says a pal
"My entire life up to that moment had been a preparation to handle that particular moment," he says
A woman in rural Papua New Guinea was bound and gagged, tied to a log and set ablaze on a pile of tires this week, possibly because villagers suspected her of being a witch, police said Thursday.
We must never forget the stories of past wars. Photojournalist Jim Castel sits down with a WWII vet to reminisce.
A NASA spacecraft circled the Earth on Monday at the start of a project to study the edges of the solar system.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the South Pacific islands of Tonga Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Tonga's king is giving up most of the near-absolute power that his family has held for centuries in the South Pacific nation, the country's news agency reported Monday.
Plus: Whoopi dances with Mario Lopez, while Gypsy star Patti LuPone is a big winner
Broadway looked to the future -- and to its past -- at the 2008 Tony Awards with In the Heights, the best musical winner, and August: Osage County, the best play, sharing the spotlight with a nearly 60-year-old South Pacific
Who should win? Who will win? Don't ask Richard Zoglin. But here's his ballot, with his annotated choices
Though one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most popular shows, South Pacific has remained untouched by the revival mania sweeping Broadway - until now.
Getting a visa can be a thicket of red tape -- or as easy as pie. Whether you should hire someone or do it yourself depends on where you're going.
CNN's Shihab Rattansi discusses the whaling controversy with representatives of both sides of the issue.
When it comes to the following tourist destinations, the trick will be getting there before the wrecking ball does.
Today, most people consider chocolate to be the world's most lust-inducing food. But historically, it has been vanilla that excited the libido.
Fiji's military-led government imposed a month-long state of emergency Thursday, accusing the prime minister who was ousted in a coup last year of seeking to "destabilize" the South Pacific nation.
Officials in Papua New Guinea are investigating claims by an HIV-positive woman that people with AIDS were buried alive by their relatives when they became too sick to care for, an official said Tuesday.
A teenage motorist convicted of causing a freeway collision that killed two members of Tonga's royal family and their driver has been sentenced to two years in county jail.
Teen sentenced for crash
French Polynesia air crash
The highest-volume product brought to most municipal waste collection centers during spring cleanup is paint.
French Polynesia remains the undisputed capital of overwater escapes, where $700 is the typical starting price for a hut poised on stilts in a tranquil, aquamarine lagoon. But resorts exist that are both far more affordable than Bora Bora and still within belly-flopping distance of the water.
Internet pirates have begun to turn away from traditional attack modes such as viruses and worms and are increasingly using targeted emails and other techniques to swipe critical personal information, according to an Internet security report released Monday.
Honeymoon registries sound appealing to engaged couples and gift givers alike: After all, a South Pacific cruise is more exciting than new pots from Williams-Sonoma. Honeymoon registry specialists The Big Day, HoneyLuna, Distinctive Honeymoons, Traveler's Joy and The Honeymoon now compete with programs from lodging chains Marriott, Starwood and Sandals. Even Aruba Tourism is getting in on the action, allowing couples to register for Jeep safaris and restaurant gift certificates. The problem, as with marriage itself, is that some couples sign up for honeymoon registries without knowing what they're getting themselves into.
The past three years have given American parents many reasons not to send their precious progeny overseas: terrorist bombings, bird flu, and a tsunami, for starters. But Ambassadors Group (EPAX), N...
The good news on gratuities is that the United States is an anomaly: No other country hands out tips as often or as large as Americans do.
Even if you can't afford to build your own superyacht - Bill Joy's boat could end up costing $50 million, depending on how many more man-hours he racks up at the Huisman yard in his quest for the best, plus $3 million a year to operate - there's a way to get onboard: Charter.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific near the island nation of Vanuatu Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Vast Lake Kivu sparkles, with its waves and lush islands. It conjures up visions of a tropical paradise, perhaps somewhere in the South Pacific.
The past three years have given American parents many reasons not to send their precious progeny overseas: terrorist bombings, bird flu, and a tsunami, for starters. But Ambassadors Group, No. 78 on the FSB 100, shows that small firms can overcome a world of obstacles.
German entrepreneur Michael Gleissner founded an online bookseller long before consumers knew about the Internet, started a web-hosting company ahead of the dot-com crash, and even dabbled in the h...
A second powerful earthquake has struck the South Pacific nation of Tonga in the space of 24 hours.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the South Pacific nation of Tonga during a simulated tsunami warning drill Wednesday.
You can't call me Ishmael, but I can imagine myself as a Melville character when I walk down a 19th century street in an old New England whaling port.
Lovely surroundings and cozy accommodations make it easy to connect -- or reconnect -- in these romantic spots.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred near Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Service said.
Mark Matthews, the oldest Buffalo Soldier, has died at the age of 111.
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Monday southeast of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Rescuers from New Zealand and the United States are scouring rough seas in the South Pacific near Samoa in search of two people and a fishing boat missing in the wake of so-called "super cyclone" Olaf.
New Zealand and U.S. planes scouring the South Pacific near Samoa have found three people floating in the sea after "super cyclone" Olaf battered the area, rescue services say.
The residents of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific are bracing for their third major storm in two weeks as "super cyclone" Olaf heads southeast towards the sparsely populated nation.
Residents of seven South Pacific Island regions are bracing for the onslaught of two tropical cyclones which weather officials are warning could create a "critically dangerous" situation.
Australia is rushing extra troops to the Solomon Islands following the shooting Wednesday of an Australian police officer on patrol in the capital Honiara.
Ten years ago Michael Topolovac was luring sharks into cages for National Geographic photo shoots in the South Pacific. So what is he doing landlocked in Silicon Valley, selling software that helps...
A fine way to wile away a couple of sleepy, summer hours is to imagine life in your own private island home.
For the international businessperson with the ability to choose where to live, work and invest, the words "tax haven" almost certainly come to mind.
Of all the dreams fueled by dotcom hype, few were more irrationally exuberant than those of Tuvalu, a dirt-poor nation of 11,300 citizens living on nine South Pacific atolls. When Internet architec...
Sure, browse the brochures for a glossy glimpse of paradise -- just ignore the prices. As with hotels, there's no reason to pay list. Here's how to get the most for your cruise dollars.
This should be a time of renaissance for supply-siders--that band of economists, pundits, and policy wonks whose credo is "Lower Marginal Tax Rates" and whose golden age was the Reagan Administrati...
The airlines are enticing frequent fliers by lowering the number of miles needed for a free trip. A round-trip flight to Europe on American or TWA is 35,000 miles, down from as much as 60,000, if you fly before March 31. On Delta, a trip to Japan will cost you 45,000 miles, down from 60,000, through Jan.31. United has discounted flights to Europe to 35,000 miles (from 50,000) through March 31, and to Asia and the South Pacific to 40,000 miles (from 60,000) through Jan.31.
Less than a decade ago getting or sending mail in the Galapagos Islands meant enduring the tortoise pace of the postal service. But now a tourist sailing off the coast of Ecuador--or just about any...
The image of a pristine island--azure waves lapping at the shore, palm trees silhouetted in the setting sun--is synonymous with paradise. But it wasn't always this way: Homer's Odysseus battled gar...
In a spate of management shakeups, former Bellheads Joe Nacchio and Alex Mandl left AT&T in 1996 to become CEOs of then-unknown telecom companies. For AT&T, the loss was painful. (Remember CEO heir...
Fly to Paris on the cheap. Charter airline Corsair (800-366-6387) has round-trip fares with midweek departures from New York for $398 through Sept. 18. In mid-June, major airlines were charging abo...
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Let's say you're not a Nazi, or even a professional Nazi hunter. There's still a certain fascination with Swiss bank accounts. Would it be impolitic to ask whether maybe a lowly, workaday business ...
The U.S. has the most companies on the Global 500 with 157, followed by Japan at 119. Britain is disproportionately represented, surpassing the far larger German economy, mainly owing to a residual...
By now, you've probably seen former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin on TV hawking those new $5 coins commemorating the 20th anniversary of the first moon walk. The lunar coins, along with their $50 si...
William E. Simon is spending some enchanted evenings in the South Pacific. Since mid-February he has been sailing the waters around Fiji, Tahiti, and the Cook Islands in his 125-foot ketch, the Fre...
Americans' infatuation with facsimile machines is growing deeper. Faster than a bicycle messenger and cheaper than Federal Express, faxes send and receive written and graphic information by regular...
Holland America Line In June the giant Dutch cruise company (1986 revenues: $304 million) paid some $40 million for half of a business that specializes in romance and nostalgia. Miami-based Windsta...
When a California jury ruled against ComputerLand founder William Millard, awarding 20% of his company to a group of investors and hitting him with $140 million in punitive damages, it seemed Milla...