Pic of the Day today is the last spread from our Sailing Today series. This was taken on Anjuna Beach in Goa and features four Indian life-guards with little to do except look cool. Baywatch eat your heart out!
U.N. flies aid to Somalia after Islamist rebels lift ban The United Nations airlifted emergency supplies to help children in southern Somalia after Islamist rebels pledged to lift an aid ban they had imposed in areas under their control in the war-ravaged nation.
Rain hits Somali drought victims People who have fled the drought in Somalia to camps near the capital Mogadishu are now being hit by days of cold, heavy rain.
Kenya allows drought refugee camp Kenya has agreed to open a new refugee camp near its border with Somalia, as thousands flee the region’s worst drought in 60 years.
Fighting and food aid Years of conflict have left Somalia unable to cope with drought
Cliché or no cliché, Akbar’s ‘City of Victory’ really does “rise majestically” from a barren rocky plateau. Referring back to my note book, before writing up this visit, I found a string of exclamations: “The scale! Location and position! Extraordinary! Fabulously well-maintained! Power! More palace than fort!” An extraordinary place…