In a grass-roots effort, a Los Angeles community pushes the plant-saving practice of reusing water from showers, baths, sinks, and washers.
A suicide bomb in Russia's restive Caucasus region closely follows a strike that took out Al Qaeda's appointed 'Amir' in the majority-Muslim republic of Dagestan. The suicide bomb killed six and wounded 14.
A worker pulls himself through a bed of 'Wishing Spheres' in Singapore on Jan. 4. People wrote their wishes for 2010 on the spheres, which were illuminated in the marina as part of the city-state's New Year's celebrations.
The Burj Dubai (“Dubai Tower”) is now the Burj Khalifa, named after the president of Abu Dhabi. The 2,716-foot tower boasts the world's highest mosque and world's highest nightclub.
The Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, casts a long shadow on the ground in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Jan. 4. The Burj is over 2,625 feet tall and has more than 160 stories. An official opening ceremony to inaugurate the tower will be held on Monday.
The tallest building in the world, half-mile-high Burj Dubai, opened today. But the tower is unlikely to fetch the high prices investors paid in 2004.
A glass blower makes a New Years glass bauble at a factory in Klavdiyevo, Ukraine, on Dec. 16.
A new beluga whale calf is seen at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium on Tuesday. His mother Puiji gave birth to the whale head first, which is rare for beluga whales who are usually born tail first. The baby beluga is 162 pounds and five feet, four inches long.
Thailand today brought the crew of an impounded cargo plane carrying North Korea weapons before a criminal court. The circumstances of the seizure – like why a plane with illicit arms stopped in US ally territory for refueling – is raising questions.