BlueWorld.org is a world geography web site for people who want to know more about the regions and countries that make up our world. It was designed to help researchers, students, and laypersons find information and news from the many nations of our world, quickly, easily, and in one place. Use the menus above to get started.
The site is still a work in progress, so expect new countries to be added over time.
World News Headlines
- Ukraine war: Battle for Bakhmut 'stabilising', says commanderon March 25, 2023
Despite Russia spending months trying to take the city, Ukrainian officials say they are holding on.
- Tornado kills 23 and brings devastation to Mississippion March 25, 2023
Powerful wind and hail the size of golf balls brought destruction to the US state on Friday night.
- Massive asteroid to pass by Earth on weekendon March 25, 2023
The unusually large space object will harmlessly bypass the planet this weekend.
- Gandhi says disqualification 'politically motivated'on March 25, 2023
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi says he "will not stop" after being stripped of his MP status.
- Nelson Piquet fined for racist and homophobic comments about Lewis Hamiltonon March 25, 2023
Three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet is fined for using racist and homophobic language about British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.
- Principal resigns after Florida students shown Michelangelo statueon March 25, 2023
One Florida parent complained Michelangelo's iconic statue amounted to pornography.
- Have we found the 'animal origin' of Covid?on March 25, 2023
Genetic data released by China three years after it was gathered has provided 'the best evidence' of how the pandemic started, scientists say.
- Paul Rusesabagina: Hotel Rwanda hero set freeon March 25, 2023
Paul Rusesabagina, played in the 2004 movie by Don Cheadle, was credited with saving 1,200 people.
- Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder and creator of Moore's Law, dies aged 94on March 25, 2023
Mr Moore famously predicted that computer processing power would double every two years.
- US-Canada agree to turn back asylum seekers at borderon March 25, 2023
A deal to limit a surge of asylum seekers between New York and Quebec goes into force on Saturday.
- Drama in the courtroom as Gwyneth Paltrow testifieson March 25, 2023
From jaw-dropping comments to questions about Taylor Swift, Ms Paltrow's court testimony wasn't shy of drama.
- Angola's 1977 massacre: Tragic twist for orphans of mass killingson March 25, 2023
The government said it had found their parents' remains but other research raised fresh questions.
- Guo Wengui: How a Chinese tycoon built a pro-Trump money machineon March 25, 2023
Guo Wengui is accused of masterminding a billion-dollar fraud. His followers tell the BBC their stories.
- Week in pictures: 18-24 March 2023on March 25, 2023
A selection of striking images from around the world, taken in the past seven days.
- Vatican returns Parthenon sculptures to Greeceon March 25, 2023
The Greek culture minister said she hopes their return will set an example for other institutions to follow.
- Donald Trump and his 'perp walk' moment explained in 60 secondson March 25, 2023
How will the former US President handle his courthouse entry if he has to turn himself in?
- Waco, Texas: Donald Trump rallies on anniversary of deadly standoffon March 24, 2023
Waco, Texas, was the site of a deadly standoff in 1993 between the US government and an "Army of God".
- Europe migrant crisis: Dozens missing off Tunisian coaston March 24, 2023
The boat, which was trying to reach Italy, is the fifth to capsize in two days in the Mediterranean.
- The sacred tattoos inked by Thai monkson March 24, 2023
The BBC visits a 400-year-old Thai temple where devotees get spiritual tattoos.
- Israel turmoil dogs Netanyahu's UK tripon March 24, 2023
Protests that are rocking his country cast a shadow over the Israeli PM's flying visit.
- Lidia Thorpe: Australian senator ends up on ground in police scuffleon March 24, 2023
Lidia Thorpe had rushed towards an activist at an anti-trans rights event being held outside parliament.
- What are abortion pills and could they be banned?on March 24, 2023
They have become the new frontier in the US battle over abortion access but their future is at risk.
- France pension protests: Mounds of rubbish and e-scooters set on fireon March 23, 2023
Protesters against Macron's pension reform set rubbish alight after two weeks of bin strikes.
- 'Psychological warfare': US politicians grill TikTok bosson March 23, 2023
The TikTok CEO faced US lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on the app's practices.
- Masked man with loaded gun stopped from entering Florida strip clubon March 23, 2023
Security guards fight off the man in Tampa, Florida, possibly preventing a mass shooting, police say.
- Australia has a 'pokies' gambling problem, but is change coming?on March 23, 2023
The country is controversially home to a fifth of the world's slot machines, known locally as "pokies".
- Video shows zebra on the loose after escaping from Seoul zooon March 23, 2023
Video shows the two-year-old animal eventually being tranquilised by rescue workers and returned.
- Lawyers in Gwyneth Paltrow trial off to bumpy starton March 23, 2023
The actress is being sued by a retired optometrist who claims she caused a skiing collision in 2016.
- Rare tornado hits Los Angeles areaon March 23, 2023
The storm ripped a roof off a building and was the strongest tornado to hit the area in decades.
- Terran-1: 3D-printed rocket lifts off but fails to reach orbiton March 23, 2023
Despite failing to reach orbit, Relativity Space says the vehicle passed key objectives.