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
- Miami building collapse: Rescuers listen for signs of life in rubbleon June 25, 2021
Rescuers search for survivors with 99 unaccounted for after the collapse of the 12-storey complex.
- Czech Republic: Deadly tornado sweeps through villageson June 25, 2021
Four people are killed and at least 100 injured, with the worst-hit areas looking like a war zone.
- Amazon and Google probed over efforts to stop fake reviewson June 25, 2021
UK competition watchdog begins formal probe into whether the internet giants have broken consumer law.
- Roman Protasevich: House arrest for man seized in Ryanair Belarus jet dramaon June 25, 2021
Belarus opposition journalist Roman Protasevich was taken from a plane with his girlfriend.
- Coronavirus: Israel reimposes masks amid new virus fearson June 25, 2021
It comes just days after the last restriction was lifted, as concerns grow over a spate of cases.
- Britney Spears wants her conservatorship to end: What happens next?on June 25, 2021
As lawyers analyse the latest developments, the singer apologises for keeping fans in the dark.
- Covid: Sydney city centre and Bondi beach to enter lockdownon June 25, 2021
More than one million people will go through a week-long lockdown to contain a rise in cases.
- Biden backs $1.2tn infrastructure bill but places big conditionon June 25, 2021
But the US president says he will only sign it if a separate, far bigger budget bill can be passed.
- Gibraltar votes to ease tough abortion lawson June 25, 2021
Referendum results show support for lifting the rules, which are some of the harshest in Europe.
- Nicaragua's fragile leader and his ruthless crackdown on rivalson June 24, 2021
Critics say the arrests of presidential hopefuls in Nicaragua reflect President Ortega's insecurity.
- India's opinionated feminist and her viral wedding adon June 24, 2021
The BBC speaks to those behind an Indian matrimonial ad seeking a "non-farting, non-burping, rich man".
- Africa's week in pictures: 18-24 June 2021on June 24, 2021
A selection of the week's best photos of Africans from across the continent and elsewhere.
- BBC appeals to UN over Iran's harassment of Persian service staffon June 24, 2021
Iran has previously denied intimidating staff at the Persian service, an outlet it has banned.
- Why New York Pride parade has barred uniformed police officerson June 24, 2021
Pride organisers have barred uniformed police officers from participating until 2025.
- Canadian report slams 'reckless' Iran for downing of flight PS752on June 24, 2021
Canada found no evidence the tragedy was premeditated but called out Iran's "recklessness".
- Child labour in Uganda: The hidden costs of Covidon June 24, 2021
When all Uganda's schools closed due to the pandemic, nine-year-old Teddy joined her mother mining for gold.
- Tour champion Tadej Pogacar supporting cycling's next generationon June 24, 2021
Tadej Pogacar was the youngest winner of the Tour de France since 1904 when he won last year's race aged 21.
- Rudy Giuliani has New York law licence suspendedon June 24, 2021
The former New York mayor and lawyer to Donald Trump is reprimanded over US election allegations.
- Sea lion opens gate to crash fisherman's interview about a 'plague of sea lions'on June 24, 2021
A sea lion was caught on camera crashing an interview with a fisherman about a "plague of sea lions".
- Canada: 751 unmarked graves found at residential schoolon June 24, 2021
It is the most significant such discovery to date, a First Nation group in Saskatchewan says.
- 'It's the craziest thing I ever heard in my life'on June 24, 2021
This video was sent by one of the first eyewitnesses on the scene of the Miami building collapse.
- Benigno Aquino III: The quiet son of Philippine democracy iconson June 24, 2021
The former Philippine president known as "Noynoy" and scion of the Aquino family has died aged 61.
- 'Goodbye Apple Daily': Tears in Hong Kong paper's final houron June 24, 2021
Hundreds of supporters chanted slogans and cried as the Hong Kong tabloid prepared its last run.
- Britney Spears: Singer's conservatorship case explainedon June 24, 2021
The ongoing arrangement has sparked a public backlash from fans who support the #FreeBritney movement.
- Gold miners stalk Amazon as officials look awayon June 23, 2021
Indigenous villages say they are under attack, as illegal mining and armed violence in the jungle rise.
- Ros Atkins looks at the closure of Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Dailyon June 23, 2021
Ros Atkins looks at the events that led to the closure of Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily.
- Nigeria child abduction: Kidnappers demand millions for a child's lifeon June 23, 2021
Kidnappers have seized more than 1,000 students and staff in raids on schools in northern Nigeria since December.
- Russian jets and ships shadow British warshipon June 23, 2021
BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports from the deck of HMS Defender in the Black Sea as it was harassed by Russia's military.