Former CEOs lead a pack of eco-philanthropists who are bankrolling parks to conserve pristine land and wildlife.
British companies are set to begin drilling for oil reserves off the Falkland Islands this week, reopening a dispute with Argentina, which still lays claim to the archipelago.
Russian Alexander Tretyakov hits the padding at the end of his second heat in the Men's Skeleton during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, on Feb. 18.
Choi Hyun-mi, who fled to South Korea as a girl and soon won a world boxing championship, has helped boost the morale of fellow North Korean defectors who continue to struggle in their adopted country.
In this Aug. 16, 2009 file photo, the company logo shines off the nose of an unsold 2010 Camry sedan at a Toyota dealership in Centennial, Colo. On Sept. 29, Toyota Motor Corp. said it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States, and in January the company recalled an additional 2 million.
Unda, a rescue dog, digs into a hiding place during an avalanche search and rescue drill in Nendaz in the Valais region. The Swiss French police forces train once a year to coordinate the involvement of different units in avalanche rescues.
A magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck near Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning. With so many buildings damaged by the major Haiti earthquake last week, there are concerns about danger. But there's a world of difference between today's quake and the 7.0 earthquake that did so much damage last week.
Residents of the former colonial town of Léogâne say the outside world has neglected them in the scramble to help Haiti's beleaguered capital, Port-au-Prince. A view from the epicenter of last week's 7.0 earthquake.
Slowed by logistics at the airport and a weak infrastructure that makes transportation difficult, crucial food, water, and medical supplies are just now making it to many desperate Haitians.
The law originally was designed to stop the Jim Crow-era lynching of black men. But in recent years, South Carolina's lynching law mainly had targeted African-American gang members.