Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, who recently announced his retirement from the political aspect of his role, was born in 1935. The Dalai Lama said on March 10 that he plans to formally step down as political leader in a widely anticipated move seen as modernizing the Tibetan government-in-exile.
Director Victoria Mahoney is carried by a member of staff as she arrives for the screening of the movie "Yelling to the Sky" at the 61st Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Saturday.
Stock market merger between London Stock Exchange and TMX Group will create one of the largest stock exchanges in the world.
Mexico, host of the Cancún climate talks that began Monday, enforced tougher environmental standards in its notoriously dirty capital and vastly improved air quality.
Leslie Nielsen, once a Hollywood leading man, he found stardom as comedic actor. Leslie Nielsen starred in 'Airplane,' 'Naked Gun,' and 'Mr. Magoo.'
One of a pair of recently born twin pandas is held by a veterinarian during its presentation to the media at Madrid Zoo & Aquarium on Thursday. The twin pandas were born on Sept. 7, conceived through artificial insemination in a joint effort by Spain's National Research council and scientists from China. The cubs are the first of their species to be born in Spain since 1982 and only the third litter to be born in Europe, according to Chinese veterinarian Yuan Bo, who traveled from Beijing to assist the birth and first months of the newborns.
Oil spills in recent weeks, from Canadian-owned pipelines that supply Midwest refineries, are another sign of nation's aging infrastructure. Latest spill expected to raise Midwest gas prices by 30 cents a gallon for several weeks.
Federal regulators had issued safety warnings about the condition of the pipeline in the Michigan oil spill that leaked nearly 1 million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River this week.
Michigan oil leak is not on the same scale as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But it is causing concern in southern Michigan.
Linda McMahon, U.S. Senate candidate from Connecticut, is being sued by the widow of wrestler Owen Hart for using his image.