Oil spill

Explained: Here's why Mauritius has declared emergency

The emergency was announced by Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth late Friday, as satellite images showed a dark slick spreading in the turquoise waters near environmental areas that the government called "very sensitive." Aug 8, 2020

Peru: St Francis Day sees annual blessing of animals

It was a musical symphony of animal noises outside St Francis Church in Lima, Peru where parrots, dogs, rabbits and hamsters gathered with their owners in tow for the annual blessing of the animals on 4 October. Many of the pets wore colourful bows or flouncy dresses for the special event. Nestled in his owners arms, Andrei Baltas rabbit wore a whimsical princess costume. Oct 5, 2015