Photo: The Nanfang.Photo: The Nanfang

Rammasun, the strongest typhoon to strike Hainan since 1973, heavily hit parts of Hainan, Guangdong and Guangxi from the afternoon of 18th July until the morning of 19th July. It brought rain, landslides and strong storms to several cities, and 3.874 million people from the three provinces have been affected.

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Photo: Nico&Vinz.

The Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz's pop smash "Am I Wrong," notches its first US airplay chart No#1 on Adult Pop Songs, marking the track’s first domination on a Billboard airplay chart. The song now ranks 4th on Billboard Hot 100.

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Winter Olympics Landscape. 
Photo: Sigve Aspelund.

On July 7, 2014, the International Olympic Committee announced that Oslo, Almaty and Beijing would progress from the Applicant City Phase to the Candidate City Phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games 2022.

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Refugees. 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen/ UD.

‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, I have urged all parties to stop the attacks and resume efforts to bring about a political solution,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Pulpit Rock. 
Photo: Corrado Filipponidia/ Visit Norway.

The Pulpit Rock, or Preikestolen as the locals know it, is Norway’s most popular hike and not without reason. As the Pulpit rock cliff hangs more than 600 meter above the Lysefjord in Rogaland, the spectacular view presents hiking enthusiasts and daredevils alike with both a breath-taking experience and a keen photo opportunity.

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Minister of Climate and Environment,Tine Sundtoft. 
Photo: Utenriksdept/ Flickr.

The Government will work at the international level to promote the removal of subsidies on fuels that are harmful to the environment, exacerbate climate change and undermine sustainable development.

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Øyafestivalen. 
Photo: Krister Sørbø.

The summer season in Norway offers a variety of festivals and cultural highlights, many of them strongly linked to traditional music and dance.

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