Israel named the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Rachel's tomb in the West Bank heritage sites on Monday. Both biblical tombs are in Palestinian cities, and the decision brought warnings of violence and protests on Tuesday.
In Beijing, sending a child to kindergarten costs as much as $660 a month, compared with $102 a month for the country's top college.
Google makes a ride on the Trans-Siberian express possible from the comfort of your own desk.
The Marjah offensive, say US and Afghan officials, is a trial run for a major push into the city of Kandahar this summer. It could be the pivotal battle of the Afghanistan war against the Taliban.
Iran said it arrested top Sunni militant Abdolmalek Rigi, who claimed responsibility for a number of terrorist attacks inside Iran. Tehran claims Mr. Rigi received US support.
Bode Miller goes for a 4th medal in men's giant slalom during the Vancouver Olympics Tuesday, which also features medal events in nordic combined, men's speed skating and women's biathlon and ski cross.
A French air traffic controllers' strike has grounded dozens of flights in Paris, one of Europe's busiest air travel hubs. The first hints of spring appear to be bringing strike fever to Europe.
Vancouver Olympics: US alpine skiers chalk up their most successful Olympics ever to the motivation of a once-every-four-years chance – and to skiing offensively. If Ted Ligety makes the podium today, it would give the US its ninth medal in alpine skiing.
In the Afghanistan war, NATO forces chief Gen. Stanley McChrystal publicly apologized Tuesday for 27 Afghan civilian deaths in a US airstrike. The coalition has begun saying 'sorry' more quickly to civilian deaths, as part of a new hearts and minds strategy.
Hamas assassination: Dubai police said that four more forged passports were used by people alleged to have arranged the assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mahbouh last month in Dubai.
Women's hockey: With semifinal wins Monday, the USA and Canada have outscored their opposition 96-4 on the way to Thursday's Olympic gold-medal final.
The Canadian pair of Virtue and Moir won gold in Olympic ice dancing Monday night, but the inspiring competition and the pair's close connection to American silver medalists Davis and White made it feel like a victory for more than just Canada.
If reports are true, Pakistan's capture of Mullah Abdul Kabir would be fifth Afghan Taliban leader seized in recent weeks.
Think what you will, but many Vancouver Olympics athletes now rely heavily on sports psychologists to help them focus and perform at their best.
The government of Israel is launching a citizens' campaign to change their image, including 70 workshops for Israelis on how to hold a civil discussion when they travel abroad.
Women ski jumpers banned from the Winter Olympic event. But women's participation in the Olympic Games has increased dramatically in recent years.
How places like China, Brazil, and Israel are taking aggressive steps to encourage more start-ups – and what that means for the US.
Three elephants have solicited more than $21,000 in donations for the Thai Red Cross Society’s Haiti earthquake relief fund, surpassing the Thai government’s donation.