Simply finding the Seven Summits -- the highest mountains on each continent -- is a tall order.
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When a solar-powered wooden houseboat was found washed up on an Irish beach, locals were puzzled.
When the festive figure Sinterklaas rolled through the Dutch town of Apeldoorn in November, he was greeted by TV crews, cheering crowds, and an inevitable round of furious protests.
Two people were killed and another was injured after they fell near Delicate Arch in Utah's Arches National Park on Friday, authorities said.
A wild snow leopard found injured and unable to see has had its vision restored after Chinese veterinarians removed a cataract in what they say is a world-first surgical procedure.
The Washington National Cathedral will dedicate a plaque next week to memorialize Matthew Shepard, whose cremated remains were interred there one year ago.
Thai conservation officials have found a dead deer with 7 kilograms (15 pounds) of plastic garbage in its stomach. It's the latest discovery to highlight the impact of plastic waste on the country's wildlife.
Seeing the world on horseback is a luxury and at these equestrian vacation destinations, horses and riders are treated like royalty as they discover diverse cultures, captivating traditions and posh accommodations in settings from Botswana to California.
Top climber Emily Harrington escaped with cuts and bruises after falling on the famous El Capitan peak in Yosemite National Park.
A Chinese woman found guilty of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort was sentenced to eight months in prison, but will leave custody in five days due to the amount of time she has already served.
Zimbabwe's Environment Minister has defended the country's practice of capturing juvenile elephants and selling them to zoos and theme parks, following a CNN report into the exports of the animals to China.
The last remaining member of the team that carved the Mount Rushmore National Memorial died on Saturday, according to his wife.
The cellphone footage reveals rows of steel cells stretching along a concrete floor. Behind each set of bars, a juvenile African elephant, their tusks just barely showing. One elephant presses its head into the corner of its prison-like confinement.
The wildfires torching southern Australia have wiped out much of the koala population, stoking fears that the national icon is getting closer to extinction.
The circle of life revealed itself Saturday at the Cincinnati zoo.
The Baltimore Museum of Art unveiled plans that it will only buy art by women next year. Right now, only four percent of the museum's collection is by female artists.
A search and rescue team recovered a body Thursday below Angels Landing, a 1,488-foot tall rock tower in Utah's Zion National Park.
The world's first printed Christmas card has gone on display at London's Charles Dickens Museum, just in time for the start of the festive season.
Two floors beneath the headquarters of Iraqi Military Intelligence, at the end of a red-carpeted corridor, two doors swing open to reveal a museum of cold, calculated and deliberate horror.
One of Asia's most famous tourist attractions is taking a major stand for animals.
The Cincinnati Zoo lost one of their special animal friends Sunday.
Ten people in Oklahoma, New York, California and Texas have been charged with conspiring to launder money that they obtained in a romance scam targeting women nationwide, federal officials say.
Disney collectors and enthusiasts now have a chance to get their hands on decades of coveted Disney memorabilia dating back to the 1950s.
Its perfect white sand, turquoise waters, and eminently photographable surroundings, with an ancient stone tower on a tiny island just offshore, have made La Pelosa on Sardinia one of the most famous beaches in the world.