- By Worldatlas.com
The 10 smallest countries in the world cover a combined total area of 1491.4 km² which is smaller than the area of the city of Houston. Mostly found in Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, there are many countries in the world with an area of less than 400 square kilometres. From Vatican City to Palau, these small countries have maintained their independence and established themselves as contributors to the world's economy, politics, and even human rights initiatives.
- The Guardian - Ben Doherty, Pacific editor
A sailor who fell overboard from a supply ship in the Pacific Ocean at 4am spent more than 14 hours clinging to an old fishing buoy before being rescued. Alone in the middle of the ocean, and without lifejacket,...