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  • Online security: Viruses hit a third of EU computers

    Online security: Viruses hit a third of EU computers

    Online security was compromised even though most users had online security software installed.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 02/10

    Firefighters use a foam gun to extinguish a fire during a joint training exercise between the Emergency Ministry and airport services at Yemelyanovo Airport in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The exercise was intended to simulate a fire resulting from a crash landing.

  • Springtime in Bulgaria – time to parade in animal skins

    Springtime in Bulgaria – time to parade in animal skins

    Ancient festival of 'Kukeri,' which dates back to Thracian times, involves parades, music, elaborate masks and costumes, and belts of heavy antique bells

  • In Pictures Kukeri in Bulgaria's countryside

    Young celebrants wear long-haired goatskins in the mountain village of Razlog, Bulgaria. Traditionally reserved for young men, the Kukeri (or Survakari) costume today may be worn by young boys – and occasionally by girls.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 02/01

    Ballet dancers perform during a contemporary class at the Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. Created in 1973, the international dance competition is for young dancers aged 15 to 18. This year, 75 candidates from 19 countries will compete from February 1 to 6.

  • How retirement is being reinvented worldwide

    How retirement is being reinvented worldwide

    People are working longer – out of necessity and choice – as the world undergoes one of the biggest demographic shifts in history.

  • Investment strategies for a new decade? Here are five.

    Investment strategies for a new decade? Here are five.

    If you're wondering how financial planner Charles Failla sees the next decade of investing and beyond, consider this: Both his 3-year-old son and 18-month-old daughter are studying Mandarin. "That gives you some idea about my conviction on emerging markets," says Mr. Failla, principal at Sovereign Financial Group in New York. While the "jury is still out on the US – which has a lot of problems to fix – I am very optimistic about China and India over the next 20 years." There's plenty of advice about what investors should do for 2011. But where do financial pros suggest you put your money through 2020? Here are five themes for the new decade:

  • Quirky Christmas traditions around the world

    Quirky Christmas traditions around the world

    Christmas cheer is widespread in the days leading up to Dec. 24 and 25, but it manifests itself in many different ways, from predicting the future to trying not to choke on a hidden coin. Below are just a few of the many unusual Christmas traditions around the world.

  • In Pictures Putin's puppy

    Russia's prime minister, Vladimir Putin, cuddles a Karakachan (Bulgarian shepherd) dog after receiving him as a present from Bulgaria's prime minister, Boyko Borisov, (not pictured) in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Nov. 13. Mr. Putin said on a live TV broadcast on Dec. 16 that he loves his new puppy, despite the messes he leaves around the house.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/07

    Young Buddhist monks react to camera at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, India. Bodh Gaya is the town where Buddha is believed to have attained nirvana, or enlightenment 2,500 years ago. An year-long commemoration of the 900th birth anniversary of the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa or the Karmapa lineage begins Wednesday.