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  • Life in Nairobi, as seen from the windows of its minibuses

    Africa Monitor Life in Nairobi, as seen from the windows of its minibuses

    The 14-seat minibuses that fill Nairobi's streets are the quintessential and chaotic way for most Kenyans to get around the burgeoning capital city.

  • If Gov. Scott Walker prevails, will Wisconsin look more like the South?

    If Gov. Scott Walker prevails, will Wisconsin look more like the South?

    The South's small-government, pro-business, boot-strap ideals are drawing jobs to states in the region. That economic model may hold appeal for Wisconsin's Scott Walker and other Northern GOP governors. But it also has a dark side.

  • Foreclosures on the rise: Is your city on the Top 10 list?

    Foreclosures on the rise: Is your city on the Top 10 list?

    Foreclosures have been huge in cities that rode the real estate bubble in the West and in Florida. But the fastest rise in foreclosures is taking place primarily in far less frothy metropolitan areas of the Southeast, according to a new report by RealtyTrac. North Carolina alone was home to four of the Top 10 fastest-rising foreclosure metros last year. While their foreclosure rates are still quite low compared with most places, these metros and their plight illustrate how the poor economy is driving the housing crisis now.

  • 5 reasons why Haiti's Jean-Claude Duvalier is infamous

    5 reasons why Haiti's Jean-Claude Duvalier is infamous

    Outside the posh hotel where Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has lodged since unexpectedly returning to Haiti on Jan. 16, supporters of the former dictator have gathered in a show of support, some of them yelling: “The revolution is going to start!” They seemed drawn by nostalgia and embellished memories of the Duvalier era, which lasted for nearly 30 years. “Baby Doc” Duvalier became the successor to the regime in 1971 when at the age of 19 he took over from his father, "Papa Doc" François Duvalier (indeed, he started off as a physician). As the following five slides attest, Baby Doc's infamy precedes him.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/10

    An Indian boy holds up his national flag before his team's AFC Asian Cup Group C soccer match against Australia at Al Saad Stadium, in Doha, Qatar.

  • Opinion Dynamic pricing: Internet retailers are treating us like foreign tourists in Egypt

    More online merchants are launching 'dynamic pricing' schemes, which adjust prices based on perceived willingness to pay. But just as foreign tourists in Egypt grow tired of being overcharged based on looks, consumers may well object to being singled out based on their Web habits.

  • 2011 safest cars announced: Is your dream car a top pick?

    2011 safest cars announced: Is your dream car a top pick?

    A total of 66 cars were designated the 2011 safest cars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Wednesday. They include 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and one minivan, which “do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes,” the institute says. Here are the 2011 safest cars, listed alphabetically by automaker. Did your dream car make the cut?

  • BMW logo branded on eyelids: How did they do that? [video]

    BMW logo branded on eyelids: How did they do that? [video]

    BMW logo on your eyelids? Yes, at a theater in Germany, the company ran an ad that never showed the BMW logo. Yet, afterward, when the audience closed their eyes, the BMW logo appeared. How did BMW do it?

  • Global News Blog Lebanese resist efforts to curb their speed

    Driving in Lebanon can be treacherous, but many Lebanese continue to try to evade government efforts to bring down the speed on the roads.

  • Luxury car glitches: Which of these Top 10 most expensive cars have been recalled?

    Luxury car glitches: Which of these Top 10 most expensive cars have been recalled?

    Luxury cars face recalls more often than their top-of-the-line engineering would suggest. Here are the 10 most expensive cars available for sale, according to Kelley Blue Book. Of the 10, six have been recalled at least once in the past decade. Can you guess the four that have never been recalled?