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
- Israel investigating shooting of Palestinian boy in West Bankon July 29, 2021
Palestinian officials say soldiers shot the 12-year-old as he travelled in a car in the West Bank.
- Johnny Ventura: Dominican merengue legend dies aged 81on July 29, 2021
The Dominican Republic singer, whose career spanned six decades, is seen as a Latin music legend.
- Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Fighting escalates despite ceasefireon July 29, 2021
Forces in Amhara are battling rebels on three fronts along the border with Tigray, officials say.
- Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta responsible for journalist death - inquiryon July 29, 2021
A report quoted by Maltese media says officials could have prevented Daphne Caruana Galizia's 2017 murder.
- Hushpuppi: Nigerian influencer pleads guilty to money launderingon July 29, 2021
Ramon Abbas, known as Hushpuppi, posted photos of his lavish lifestyle to 2.5m Instagram followers.
- Malala says girls' education 'worth fighting for'on July 29, 2021
The campaigner tells a summit that improving education should be a key part of the pandemic recovery.
- Actor Bob Odenkirk 'stable' after collapsing on seton July 29, 2021
The US actor is still in hospital after being rushed there from the set of Better Call Saul.
- Netflix US cast and crew must be vaccinated to workon July 29, 2021
The online streaming firm is the latest company to make Covid jabs mandatory for workers.
- Simone Biles thankful for love and supporton July 29, 2021
US gymnast Simone Biles reacts to the widespread support she has received after withdrawing from Thursday's all-around final.
- US: China interest in Afghanistan could be positiveon July 29, 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's comments came after Taliban envoys went on a visit to China.
- Outspoken billionaire Sun Dawu jailed for 18 years in Chinaon July 29, 2021
Sun Dawu has in the past been vocal in criticising authorities and has spoken out about human rights.
- Tokyo Olympics rowing: Ireland's Paul O'Donovan & Fintan McCarthy win lightweight men's double scullson July 29, 2021
Ireland win their first gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy claim the lightweight men's double sculls.
- Gaza photographer hopes digital art boom can help raise aid moneyon July 28, 2021
A Palestinian photographer wants to help children by selling an image from May's conflict.
- South Africa riots: The inside story of Durban's week of anarchyon July 28, 2021
The worst unrest since white-minority rule ended has left deep scars, especially in the coastal city of Durban.
- Covid vaccines: Tourists head to the US to get vaccinatedon July 28, 2021
Some tourists are spending thousands of dollars to travel to the US to get a coronavirus vaccine.
- Why cannabis is still a banned Olympics substanceon July 28, 2021
US sprinter Sha'carri Richardson won't compete due to a positive marijuana test. People are asking why.
- Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and his love of Bugattis and Michael Jacksonon July 28, 2021
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, tipped as Equatorial Guinea's next leader, is under sanctions in the UK and France.
- Pedro Castillo: The primary school teacher who became Peru's presidenton July 28, 2021
The meteoric rise of leftist Pedro Castillo has shaken Peru's political and business elite.
- Simone Biles: What are the twisties in gymnastics?on July 28, 2021
US gymnast Simone Biles said she was "having a little bit of the twisties".
- From garden pool to Olympic goldon July 28, 2021
Matt Richards' relay swim team almost broke the world record as they won gold in Tokyo.
- Petrol bombs thrown at Cuban embassy in Parison July 28, 2021
Cuba's foreign ministry has released surveillance footage of the attack at its embassy in France.
- Tokyo Olympics: Take a tour of the incredible venueson July 27, 2021
They range from an arena built by a father and son, to a legendary home of Japanese martial arts.
- Tokyo Olympics: German gymnasts' full-body suits inspire other athleteson July 27, 2021
British-Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis believes athletes should have a choice over their outfits.
- Lebanon’s descent into darknesson July 27, 2021
The country's economic crisis has forced some families to move into refugee camps to survive.
- Roma student: 'My only goal is to finish school'on July 27, 2021
How one school in Croatia is working to improve education opportunities for Roma children like Kristina.
- Capitol Hill police officer in tears during testimonyon July 27, 2021
Officer Gonell gave an emotional statement during the first day of the US Capitol riot inquiry.
- Dad builds robotic exoskeleton to help son walkon July 27, 2021
The French robotics engineer says he was inspired to build the suit after his son asked him to.
- Wright wins first ever Olympic surfing medalon July 27, 2021
Australian surfer Owen Wright marks his comeback from a traumatic brain injury by winning the first ever Olympic medal in surfing.
- Tokyo Olympics: Flora Duffy claims historic first gold for Bermudaon July 27, 2021
With a population of just 63,000, Bermuda became the least populous nation or territory to win an Olympic gold medal at a summer Games when Flora Duffy won the triathlon in Tokyo.
- Tokyo Olympics medals tableon July 14, 2021
Medals table for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.