Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton pose for a photograph in St. James's Palace in London, England, on November 16. The couple will wed on Friday, April 29, 2011 at London's Westminster Abbey, Prince William's office said on Nov. 23.
Apple, Google, and 3M may top Bloomberg’s list of the world’s most innovative companies, but they’re not the biggest research and development spenders – not even part of the Top 20. Out of 1,000 publicly traded companies with the highest R&D spending in 2009, here are the Top 10, according to a survey by management-consulting firm Booz & Co.:
Pupils pray near a scale model of the Kaaba which was constructed at Nile Garden school before the upcoming Eid Al-Adha festival in Cairo, Egypt. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid Al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca by hundreds of millions of Muslims.
People in Kiev, Ukraine, protest against the possible cancellation of social bonuses to war veterans next year.
The presidential commission investigating the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico cited a misread test as one likely cause of the disaster.
Charles Dickens stars in a thriller.
A380 engine failure: As the more than 400 passengers from the stricken plane arrived in Australia on new flights, investigators and Qantas officials said it was far too early to identify the cause of the problem.
Ethiopian Jewish women pray during a ceremony for the traditional 'Sigd' holiday in Jerusalem. The festival, unique to the Ethiopian Jewish community, symbolizes the community's reacceptance of the Torah, led by Ezra the Scribe before the construction of the second Jewish temple.
Technicians examine the damaged engine of Qantas Airways Airbus A380 passenger plane QF32 after it was forced to make an emergency landing at Changi airport in Singapore on Nov. 4. The aircraft landed safely after experiencing engine trouble in one of the most serious incidents for the world's largest passenger plane in its three years of commercial flight. Australian officials said no one on board was injured.