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  • To A Mountain In Tibet

    To A Mountain In Tibet

    On a journey to Tibet, renowned travel writer Colin Thubron creates one of his most revealing and personally intimate works.

  • Donald Trump to Panama: 'You're hired!'

    Donald Trump to Panama: 'You're hired!'

    In an interview, two of Donald Trump's children outline the firm's investment vision for Panama, unveiling the first Trump tower outside the US.

  • Whaling shipwreck found in Hawaii linked to Moby-Dick

    Whaling shipwreck found in Hawaii linked to Moby-Dick

    Whaling shipwreck: A shipwreck discovered in Hawaii is believed to be the second whaling ship the real-life Capt. Ahab sailed after the famous sperm whale sank his first ship. The remains of the whaling shipwreck are to be displayed in Hawaii, and may travel to Nantucket, where the real Capt. Ahab lived.

  • Peanut butter whoopie pies

    Stir It Up! Peanut butter whoopie pies

    Whoopie pies are a chocolate 'cakey' cookie with a cream filling.

  • Toyota recall investigation reports cars are 'safe'

    Toyota recall investigation reports cars are 'safe'

    Toyota recall of cars with 'sticky' gas peddles is not due to an electronic cause, government says after 10-month investigation.

  • Global Viewpoint Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is a democratic partner, not Islamist threat

    The West's fearful stereotypes of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood are based on myth and misunderstanding. Today's Muslim Brotherhood rejects violence and must be a full partner in the process of change – and it will be, if a minimally democratic state can be established in Egypt.

  • Think you know Latin America? Take our geography quiz.

    Think you know Latin America? Take our geography quiz.

    South America is home to 19 countries and an incredibly diverse geography. The site of ancient civilizations, European colonies and emerging world powers, South America will play an increasingly large role in the 21st century and beyond. But can you distinguish between Guyana and Guyane? Can you sort your -guays? It's time to brush up on your knowledge of South America. This is the perfect place to start.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Massive Storms

    Tropical storm Irene approaches Puerto Rico (l.) in this image taken from the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 21. Categorized as a hurricane, Irene buffeted Puerto Rico with winds and torrential rain August 22, knocking out power and downing trees as it churned westward to threaten Florida by the end of the week.

  • Opinion Before Republicans start budget-slashing, take a lesson from Bolivia

    The history of South American countries like Bolivia and Ecuador shows that abrupt austerity measures to pull back government subsidies equate with political suicide and civil unrest. America's budget-slashing Congress should take note.

  • Top 10 global weather events of 2010

    Top 10 global weather events of 2010

    A panel of weather and climate experts ranked the the Top 10 global weather and climate events of 2010. Voters considered the scope and unusualness of the event, its immediate human and economic impact, and whether it is emblematic of climate trends or variability. They voted during the first week of December, so the following weeks' extreme winter weather in Europe, which may have deserved a spot in the Top 10, received an honorable mention.

 
 
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