After the Haiti earthquake, which US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton estimates affected 3 million people, President Obama pledged $100 million in US assistance. Aid groups say food, medicine and "tents and more tents" are needed. Getting the port up and running and roads open are also top priority.
The emperor and empress of Japan shared poetry known as 'tanka,' a 31-syllable form that prizes subtlety, at an annual reading Thursday. The royal couple feted their walks in the palace garden during 51 years of marriage.
Two days after the Haiti earthquake, outside help has started to pour into Port-au-Prince as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the death toll may be in 'tens of thousands.' A US carrier is steaming toward Haiti, and British, Brazilian, Chinese, and other aid teams are already on the ground.
The Haiti earthquake has killed at least 10 Brazilian soldiers, according to Brazil's military. Brazil took charge of the peacekeeping force in Haiti in 2004.
Zilda Arns, a legendary Brazilian aid worker who transformed the lives of tens of thousands of her countrymen, was among those killed by the Haiti earthquake, as she sought to extend her church-based program to the troubled island nation.
An Israeli MBA doesn't have the prestige of better-known programs, but it offers American-style academic rigor, a dynamic entrepreneurial atmosphere, and a lower price tag.
The news that Angolan separatists sprayed bullets into the Togo team's bus on Friday, killing three and wounding several others, has cast a dark shadow over the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament. What can South Africa learn from this?
Some specialists are calling for an overhaul of the UN global warming process, which yielded only modest progress in Copenhagen.
The Coopa-Roca co-op, in one of Rio's poorest neighborhoods, sews high-fashion garments for international labels and designers.
The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, is pictured in Dubai on Jan. 3. The Gulf emirate inaugurated on the world's tallest tower, a symbol of its unbridled ambitions of recent years, on Jan. 4 amid continuing fears over cash problems facing the emirate which narrowly escaped a financial catastrophe last month.