The 2011 Hurun Rich List identified 271 dollar billionaires in mainland China, up from 189 last year.
You're busy. We get that. But don't miss these takes on the world's waning sympathy for the US after 9/11, why Afghans are reluctant to join the Army, and the fight in Afghanistan.
SeQuential travels to local businesses in Oregon and Washington to buy waste cooking oil that it converts into biodiesel for cars and trucks – and sells at its stations.
Africa's top oil exporter will convert as much as 10 percent of its foreign cash reserves to the Chinese yuan as China's importance as a trade partner grows.
Muammar Qaddafi may not be in Niger, but he has lots of friends to Libya's south.
Mexico's Twitter 'terrorists,' two citizens who made mistaken online posts about school shootings, could face 30 years in prison. A boon for organized crime?
The cyberattack, which affected hundreds of thousands of users in Iran, may have been meant to allow the Iranian government to eavesdrop on its citizens via Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and other sites.
Ten years ago, The Monitor had recently moved into a renovated newsroom on the second floor of the venerable Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston. It featured new, modular desks, carpeting instead of linoleum, and many large TV monitors hung from the ceiling. They were tuned to various network and cable channels, but with the sound turned off, normally. So the first indication of a crisis on 9/11 was a chilling silent image of smoke billowing from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, an image that spread from screen to screen across the newsroom. When the second plane hit, 17 minutes after the first, it was clear that the United States was under attack. We had four hours till deadline that day. Four hours in which to try to make sense of what had just happened. Reporters, editors, photographers, editorial writers, columnists, feature writers, even editors and writers of the religious article that appears in the Monitor daily, sprang into action. It was the beginning of days, weeks, and months of reporting and analysis of that incident and its aftermath that would follow. The list below represents some of the most significant reporting and writing we did that day and on subsequent days. The 9/11 stories and images are The Monitor's first draft of the history of that moment. Like most first drafts, some could do with some revising now. But give credit to the swiftness with which they had to be written -- especially those produced that first day and week -- and the decades (if not centuries) of accumulated wisdom, knowledge, and expertise they represent on the part of a staff that worked around the clock to bring them to you.
To prevent the misuse of newfound oil wealth, Ghana citizens groups are urging political parties to adopt a social pact into their manifestos in the leadup to 2012 elections, and to ensure that oil wealth is used for the greater good.
Reminders that the Bush administration collaborated with Libya's Qaddafi regime on the detention and interrogation of Islamists makes some afraid. They shouldn't be.
Bhutan's version of American Idol, called "Druk Superstar," stands out for being a locally produced program in a country whose airwaves are dominated by regional productions.
For the second year in a row, the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge topped America’s Harvard University in the annual QS ranking of the world’s top universities. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK-based higher education consulting firm, released its much-anticipated list of the top 300 today. Academic reputation – a subjective assessment – accounts for 40 percent of the score that determines where schools end up on the rankings. You can get a closer look at the methodology here. This year’s top 10 dropped American universities Princeton and California Institute of Technology in favor of two other leading US schools. You can check out last year’s top 10 here and explore why QS’s rankings caused such a stir.
A preliminary investigation into an alleged UN attack shows no evidence of rape by Uruguay peacekeepers, but the accusation has gripped Haiti and is another blow to the UN mission.