China's state-controlled media rejoiced in the Chile mine rescue while avoiding the fact that 2,631 Chinese miners died last year, according to official figures.
With all 33 Chile miners rescued from the San Jose mine, families celebrated the end of 70 exhausting days – and quickly started to strike their camp and pack for home.
The last of the 33 miners trapped underground for months has been brought to the surface in a joyous ending to the Chile mine rescue efforts.
South Africa is one of five countries elected by the United Nations on Tuesday to serve on the Security Council for two-year terms, beginning Jan. 1.
Shortly after midnight on Oct. 13 in northern Chile (11:12 pm in New York City), Florencio Ávalos became the first of 33 miners to emerge from the Atacama Desert. An Aug. 5 cave-in blocked their exit from the gold and copper mine, and the trapped men were initially suspected dead when they were unable to contact the world for 17 days. Entombed a half-mile underground for a total of 69 days, the rescue mission united Chile, inspired the world, and succeeded in part because of the following five reasons.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed thousands of adoring Hezbollah supporters in Beirut tonight.
Food security is a concern in Africa, but Africans are better able to adapt their agricultural methods to the threat than many are acknowledging.
Some 35,000 Kashmiris fled from Indian-controlled Kashmir during the 1990s to settle in Pakistan, a country that has not yet granted citizenship to up to 40 percent of the migrants.
Milan, Rome, and Naples have recently dismantled Roma Gypsy camps, but Italy may avoid EU sanctions since the expulsions are being carried out at the municipal level.
The technical difficulty of the ongoing Chile mine rescue may put it in the history books for some time as the most impressive mining rescue. Many of the miners have now emerged from their enclave more than 2,000 feet underground, where they awaited rescue for 69 days. Below are some of most notable mine rescues in recent times.
A solar power wall in a German town on the Rhine River doubles as a sound barrier protecting a neighborhood from the noise from a nearby highway.
French strikes against pension reforms continued today. A large protest is expected this weekend as unions and the French Left continue to take on President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Chile mine rescue updates are dominating worldwide headlines and lighting up social media as people share their excitement about the mission.
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is visiting Lebanon, wants to lead a regional 'axis of resistance.' But Iranians are focused on economic and political problems at home.
The Kyrgyz government Wednesday approved a controversial vote recount, raising the specter of fresh instability in a country whose political system has been shattered by two violent revolutions in barely five years.
A federal judge's ruling suspending DADT and allowing gays to openly serve brings the US military – at least temporarily – in line with all of the NATO militaries fighting alongside the US in Afghanistan.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, remembered in Lebanon for his role in training a nascent Hezbollah decades ago, returned today for his first state visit.
China-US defense chiefs met Tuesday for the first time since Beijing severed links earlier this year. The nations worked to ease tensions over a string of recent maritime disputes in East Asia.
Many sports enthusiasts could not snag tickets, whether for lawn bowling or the swimming events – only to see plenty of empty seats in the stands later as they watched on TV.