A family lights sparklers in front of a cathedral during the Orthodox Christmas Eve in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Ivory Coast's would-be prime minister, Guillaume Soro, called Wednesday for civil disobedience and foreign military intervention as the only ways out of the deadlock.
Much of Western Europe has come to a halt as governments, airports like Heathrow, and train operators like Eurostar appeared unprepared for fast-moving winter storms.
Bond market unsettled by worries over Spain and Portugal, but Germany rejects broader rescue efforts.
With opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo preparing to select presidential candidates, the 2011 presidential election is gearing up.
Korean and Finnish students scored highest in the latest round of PISA tests aimed at assessing reading, math, and science literacy.
A Pakistani villager with his daughter wades in floodwaters near Nowshera, Pakistan, on July 29. Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets, battering a dam, and killing at least 60 people in the most severe floods in decades in northwest Pakistan. The floods took 2,000 lives and affected 20 million people, of whom 7 million remain homeless.
The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights will be decided today in Zurich, Switzerland. Here's the short list for the 2018 World Cup bid:
Morgan Freeman and former President Bill Clinton lined up as the United States piled on the star appeal to back the promise of a revenue-rich tournament in an ethnically diverse nation.
As Wikileaks prepares to release millions of confidential cables, Russian diplomats worry about their ability to talk frankly in the future – while some politicians and anti-Kremlin activists are concerned about private conversations.