South Korean Oh Eun-Sun planting a South Korean flag in the snow on the summit of the highest peak of Annapurna in Nepal. The South Korean climber became the first woman to scale the world's 14 highest mountains, live television pictures showed, although her record bid has been clouded by a disputed ascent.
A joint project between NASA and European Space Agency would send a mole-like thermal drill designed to bore into the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa in an attempt to search for signs of extraterrestrial life.
The No. 2 at the Vatican, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, appeared Tuesday to ease the church's absolute position on celibacy for Catholic priests. The issue continues to roil the church as it confronts revelations of sexual abuse.
Facing a US-led push for fresh Iran nuclear sanctions within weeks, Tehran has launched a diplomatic counteroffensive aimed at smaller UN players who will vote on the issue. Brazilian leaders are in Tehran today.
The Austria presidential election was a landslide victory for incumbent Heinz Fischer and saw the far right poll worse than expected, sending a message that its appeal is dimming, analysts say.
President Heinz Fischer is expected to win Sunday's Austria election handily, despite a challenge from far-right opponent Barbara Rosenkranz.
Some 400 Afghans live in Traiskirchen, a refugee camp outside Vienna, Austria. It looks more like an Ivy League campus than a center that's housed more than 1 million refugees over the past 50 years.
Zlote Tarasy or Golden Terraces, an iconic, undulating, glass-roofed building in Warsaw, Poland, is seen in 2006. The building is an example of 'blobitecture,' a term first used to deride the style but that has since stuck. Due to its complex, organic shapes and unique engineering challenges, blob-architecture structures require the aid of computers to design.
Pope Benedict XVI said it's 'necessary to perform penance' in response to public outrage at revelations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. But some analysts say those hoping for change are up against a deeply conservative hierarchy.