17 11 2015
An arctic fox in frozen willows.

An arctic fox in frozen willows.

The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest attracts entries from photographers from all over the world.

The contest is divided into three categories, people, places and nature. 

Below are some of the beautiful photos from the contestants – please click the photos for larger images:





In Photos: 2015 Geneva International Motor Show

7 03 2015
This high-end version of the Model S is no less than the world's highest-performance electric car, as its combined output of 700hp takes it to a top speed of 250km/h and from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

This high-end version of the Model S is no less than the world’s highest-performance electric car, as its combined output of 700hp takes it to a top speed of 250km/h and from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

The 2015 Geneva International Motor Show is open from March 5, 2015 to March 15, 2015.

This great motor show is held at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva, Switzerland.

Below are some of the stunning cars at the motor show.

Please click the photos for larger images:





44 Injured In Swiss Train Collision

30 07 2013
BERLIN (AP) — At least 35 people were injured, five of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, police said. One person had yet to be recovered from the wreckage.

BERLIN (AP) — At least 35 people were injured, five of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, police said. One person had yet to be recovered from the wreckage.

At least 44 people were injured when two commuter trains collided head-on near the station of Granges-pres-Marnand, about 8 km (5 miles) south of Payerne in Switzerland at around 6:45 p.m. on Monday evening, July 29, 2013.

5 of them were critically injured.

The trains were on a route between Payerne and Lausanne.

One locomotive’s driver was missing after the crash.

Authorities are still investigating the caused the crash.

This train accident came just days after 79 people were killed in a high-speed train derailment in Spain and 17 days after another train accident in France killing 6 people.





Photos And Videos: Worst Flood In Europe In 70 Years

4 06 2013
A general overview shows the flooded centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (125 miles) northeast of Munich June 3, 2013. Following heavy rain and thaw, the Inn and Donau rivers are expected to rise to over 11 meters. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

A general overview shows the flooded centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (125 miles) northeast of Munich June 3, 2013. Following heavy rain and thaw, the Inn and Donau rivers are expected to rise to over 11 meters. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Europe is now facing the worst floods in seventy years.

Flood waters rise across sections of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.

At least eight people were killed and nine others were injured.

The city of Passau in southeast Germany was among the hardest-hit.

Here are some photos…

Please click the photos for more photos.

Below are the URLs of the videos…

http://news.yahoo.com/video/record-floods-hit-parts-europe-122619602.html

http://news.yahoo.com/video/floods-strike-bavarias-passau-city-122124200.html





World Longest Train Tunnel – Photos

9 05 2012

Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is the longest train tunnel in the world and it is located in Switzerland.

The tunnel is being constructed beneath the Swiss Alps and is still under construction.

It is scheduled to become operational at the end of 2016.

The length of the tunnel is 57 KM.

Seikan Tunnel in Japan used to be the longest train tunnel; now it is the second longest after Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Here are some REUTERS’s photos of the Gotthard Base Tunnel :

Workers cycle past the northern entrances of the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A worker stands beside mobile maschinery during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A worker prepares tools and material during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A worker stands on the special train ‘Helvetia’ in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. The train, which is 481 metres (1578 ft) long and weighs 787 tons, is constructed to produce concrete for the installation of the railway tracks in the tunnel. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

An Austrian and a German national flag fly on mobile machinery during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann





High Wire Artist Freddy Nock’s 7 Days Challenge – Photos

23 08 2011

High wire artist Freddy Nock from Switzerland is trying to to set a new world record by doing seven summits in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in seven days.

His “7 records within 7 days” is part of a UNESCO charity event.

I think that what he is doing is very dangerous.

Can he do it?

Freddy Nock from Switzerland looks up towards the mountain before balancing on the ropeway of a cable car leading 1,592 metres (5,223 feet) high to mount Feuerkogel in Ebensee, August 22, 2011. The 2,917 metres (9,570 feet) long balance with a constant ascent between 41.2 percent and 52.5 percent is part of Nock's "7 records within 7 days" attempt and part of a UNESCO charity event. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

 Mount Zugspitze, Germany:

High wire artist Freddy Nock balances as he walks up on the rope of a Zugspitze cable car in Grainau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. Nock walked up the 995 meters long rope with an altitude difference of 348 meters aiming at collecting money for the UNESCO. He is attempting to set a new world record by doing seven summits in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in seven days. It took him about 90 minutes to arrive on top of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. (AP Photo/dapd, Joerg Koch)

Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading on Germany's highest mountain, the 2,962 metre (9,718 feet) Zugspitze, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen August 20, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Mount Feuerkogel, Austria:

Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading 1,592 metres (5,223 feet) high to mount Feuerkogel in Ebensee, August 22, 2011. The 2,917 metres (9,570 feet) long balance with a constant ascent between 41.2 percent and 52.5 percent is part of Nock's "7 records within 7 days" attempt and part of a UNESCO charity event. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading 1,592 metres (5,223 feet) high to mount Feuerkogel in Ebensee, August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

High wire artist Freddy Nock balances as he walks up on the cable of a Feuerkogel cable car in Ebensee, Monday, Aug. 2, 2011. (AP Photo / Kerstin Joensson)

High wire artist Freddy Nock balances as he walks up on the rope of a Feuerkogel cable car in Ebensee, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. (AP Photo / Kerstin Joensson)





1 Dead In Glacier Express Accident

24 07 2010

Glacier Express derailed in the Swiss Alps on Friday, July 23, 2010.

It happened near the town of Fiesch and the mouth of the Aletsch glacier.

The Aletsch glacier is Europe’s largest icemass.

The train was on a journey between Zermatt and St. Moritz.

1 person was killed and 42 people were injured.

Train accident is very rare in Switzerland.

Glacier Express is a very popular tourist train in Switzerland.

It has very big windows so that the passengers can see the beautiful Alps mountains, glaciers, streams and other wonderful things around.

The Glacier Express is known for its majestic mountain climbs.

It is called the “slowest express train in the world”.

It travels at an average speed of 18 mph (30 kph).

This is another disaster.

On Monday a speeding express train collided in India.

Glacier Express derailed in Fiesch, Switzerland, Friday 23, July 2010. (REUTERS/Police Valais/Handout0)

Glacier Express train accident in Fiesch, Switzerland. Friday July 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Police Valais/Handout)

A senior fire fighter looking at a damaged carriage of a Glacier Express passenger train at the accident site, Friday July 23,2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)

Rescue workers and paramedics load an injured person on board of a rescue helicopter after a train accident in Fiesch, Switzerland, Friday, July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)

Rescuers give an interview in front of damaged carriages of a Glacier Express passenger train at the accident site in Fiesch, Switzerland, Friday, July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)

A fire fighter is looking at a damaged carriage of a Glacier Express passenger train at the accident site in Fiesch, Switzerland, Friday, July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)








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