Hurricane Alex has pushed oil from the BP Gulf oil spill spill onto Gulf coast beaches, with some tar balls as large as apples.
Astonishing footage from World War II on the Smithsonian Channel, Cape Verde's Billie Holiday on CD, 'Sesame Street' at 40, and more.
The Africa-South America summit’s big personalities dominated the show. But some concrete proposals, like the plan for a Bank of the South, also came from it.
The first stop on the second voyage of the HMS Beagle was at St. Jago in the Cape Verde Islands. Darwin's first journal entry was made here. Darwin's focus on the island was mainly geological, writing about the slow formation of the islands over extremely long periods of time.
Speculation that the Arctic Sea cargo ship seized in the Baltic in July was carrying weapons or other illicit cargo continues to swirl.
During her seven-country tour, Clinton highlighted the continent's successes, stressed the work yet to be done, and strengthened US trading alliances.
The country, led by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has made significant strides since its brutal civil war ended in 2003.
But two researchers say it will be a slightly reduced hurricane season, partly because of a developing El Niño.
One aim: to bolster relations with resource-rich countries where China has been aggressively extending its presence.