The weak, transitional Somalia government may finally bring President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed some badly needed legitimacy if newly trained forces can push back the militant Islamist group, Al Shabab.
Watch for the Korean and Chinese powerhouses to turn in more stellar performances, and for the return of American favorite Apolo Anton Ohno. After the 2006 Torino Olympics, Anton Ohno will be looking to defend his Olympic gold medal in the 500m and upgrade his bronze in the 1,000m.
John Travolta stars in ‘From Paris With Love,’ a comedy-thriller-action movie that falls short on all three counts.
Can a thrice-abandoned child find his way in revolutionary Indonesia?
The Haitian government on Thursday charged 10 American missionaries with abduction. Haiti's ambassador to the US promised "compassion" and said the case shows the world that the government will continue to enforce the rule of law.
A young monk in Bangkok, Thailand, plays with the pigeons at Sanam Luang on Thursday. Bangkok authorities have closed the parade grounds near the Royal Palace for renovations and plan to capture and relocate the park's piegons.
South African President Jacob Zuma admitted this week to having a 'love child' out of wedlock with a mistress. While the media and opposition politicians are critical of his infidelity, South Africa's black majority electorate accepts that Zulu culture includes polygamy.