A boy plays in front of his flooded house in downtown of Ha Tinh city, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam.
Bananas for export were sorted on the Bananera El Esfuerzo farm in Costa Rica in July 2008.
Syria, Rwanda, and Yemen have fallen to the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said today. The three countries join other single-party dominated governments at the bottom of the annual index, while six democratic Northern European nations tied this year as the best places for media freedom. Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland have ranked at the top since the index was created in 2002, Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Jean-François Julliard said in a statement. "The defense of media freedom continues to be a battle, a battle of vigilance in the democracies of old Europe and a battle against oppression and injustice in the totalitarian regimes still scattered across the globe," he said. Click through the following slides to read about the 10 lowest-ranking nations.
Barbie goes on the auction block Oct. 20. If she pulls in what she's expected to, she'll be the most expensive doll in Barbie's 51-year history. Here are the Top 4 most expensive Barbies, according to most-expensive.net:
24,000 pounds of frozen vegetables sold at Kroger and Walmart have been recalled for suspicion of containing glass fragments.
Philippine troops load relief supplies into a US Marines CH-46E transport helicopter at a military airport on Oct. 21. Typhoon Megi, the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year, ravaged Isabela and nearby provinces, killing 20 people and damaging thousands of homes when it slammed into the northern Philippines.
For a week, French union workers have been protesting government plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 and the full state pension age from 65 to 67. Headlines Monday warned of fuel shortages and gas prices have jumped in response – but the gas pumps are not the only place where the French are feeling the impact of the strikes.
Chevy Impalas from 2009 and 2010 need to get their seat belts inspected. The fix is simple for the Chevy Impalas. Finding out about it on GM's website is not.
As Halloween approaches, ideas for cute costumes abound. This undated photo shows a young boy dressed as a bumblebee.
Riot police officers take position during clashes with youth in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, on Oct. 19. Some airliners steered clear of France, drivers searched for gasoline, and police clashed with increasingly violent youths Tuesday amid a new round of nationwide strikes and protests over a bill raising the retirement age to 62.