Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Waterways map
Rubik’s Cube world record beaten by 14-year-old boy
tjcnewspaper.com - 11/24/2015 11:33:54 AM
home country of the cube’s inventor, Erno Rubik. Lucas Etter, 14, smashed the world record of 5.25 seconds Saturday at the River Hill Fall 2015 competition in Clarksville, Md. According to the official rules, the Cube is randomly scrambled by a computer ...
Fears for North Korean refugees who may 'face death' if returned by China
The Guardian - 11/25/2015 7:15:01 AM
to ensure his country honoured its commitments as a signatory to international conventions on the treatment of refugees and the use of torture. “China needs to know that the world is watching and expects Beijing to live up to its commitments to protect ...
World leaders seek new path to slow warming of planet
Philadelphia Daily News - 11/23/2015 2:59:42 AM
rising energy costs that would deny the world's poor affordable power essential to improving their lives, and wound entire industries in wealthy countries. Reconciling those forces has stumbled in past UN-backed talks. The last attempt to strike a global ...
Host RI aims high at world c’ships
The Jakarta Post - 11/25/2015 2:00:03 AM
Host country Indonesia is dreaming of a victorious finish in the upcoming World Rafting Championship (WRC) 2015 on the Citarik River in Sukabumi, West Java. The competition is set to run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8. “I have been a judge at the WRC seven times ...
For one World War II veteran, a day to give thanks for ‘one more sunrise’
Washington Post - 11/25/2015 9:23:52 AM
As a soldier with the 104th Infantry Division, the 20-year-old who grew up on a hog and cattle farm in Iowa was grateful for the hot meal a world away ... “I remain as patriotic and committed to our country today as I was then, but I also have no ...
Simon Reeve's top rivers to visit
Radio Times - 11/23/2015 10:16:21 AM
On the 3,964-mile Yangtze River that runs from west to east China, Reeve was surprised to witness the rediscovery of faith. Historically, China has three main religions are Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Today, the world's most populous country has no ...
Brazil: Will take months to study damage left by burst dam
The Modesto Bee - 11/25/2015 8:43:54 PM
It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst ... is going on," Teixira said on state-run television, referring to the country's December to March rainy season. "We are going to monitor the ...
Window on the World: Journey to Portland
The Desert Sun - 11/24/2015 1:49:55 PM
over picturesque rivers. Hence, Portland is also known by its nickname: Bridgetown. The newest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing was just opened two weeks before our arrival. The Tilikum is the country's first bridge in the country completely dedicated to ...
2-day Conference on River-linking Discusses Water Scarcity
The New Indian Express - 11/21/2015 4:20:48 AM
CHENNAI: On the first day of the two-day conference on ‘River Linking by National Waterways,’ organised ... endless suffering of farmers and erratic water supply throughout the country. M S Swaminathan delivering his address during the conference ...
Brussels lockdown: Look at other cities shut by emergencies
The Miami Herald - 11/23/2015 6:15:57 PM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Authorities declared a state of emergency in 2014 and once locked down the entire country, banning activities that ... In New Jersey, airport and river crossings to New York were closed and commuter trains were canceled.
How I changed the world with a pencil
CNN - 11/26/2015 10:27:06 AM
(CNN)The request from the small boy on the banks of the India's River Ganges was simple ... After traveling the world to distribute pencils in more than 50 countries, Braun founded Pencils of Promise in October 2008. In 2014, he also wrote a best-selling ...
Step into a piece of Ireland gone by at Nicholas Mosse pottery
Irish Central - 11/24/2015 7:12:02 PM
It is here where Nick now trains and employs local people to produce his pottery that is shipped all over the world. It is here that Susan is ... Our welcoming Irish country shop, houses a full range of every shape and pattern we have created, lovingly ...
Middle Fork Greenway Group To Leverage Grants, Purchase 12 Acres Along New River
High Country Press - 11/23/2015 9:47:43 AM
We have been recognized as one of the World’s Most ... along the Middle Fork River and US 321 corridor connecting Boone and Blowing Rock. It is being led by two non-profit organizations, Blue Ridge Conservancy and High Country Pathways, in partnership ...
Trump stands by claim American Muslims celebrated 9/11
FOX News - 11/23/2015 3:02:41 PM
Footage of Muslims in Middle Eastern countries cheering news of the attacks ... which sits right across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, with clear views of the World Trade Center site. While rumors have circulated on the internet for years that ...
World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods
WRI - 3/6/2015 2:33:58 AM
This blog was co-written with Hessel Winsemius and Philip Ward. Hessel is a researcher at Deltares. Philip is a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University Amsterdam. Last September, Hamberton Nongtdu woke to a ...