Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, officially opened in January. For building residents, the rent also buys a bit of fame.
A view of Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower at 634 meters (2080 feet), in Tokyo on May 21, 2012. The tower opened to the public on May 22, with hundreds of people entering the tower and its large shopping mall.
Stock market in Cairo falls to lowest level since 2008.
Wednesday's earthquake in southwest Pakistan is of a magnitude similar to a deadly 2005 temblor in northwest Pakistan. The earthquake was also felt in neighboring countries.
Currency analysts pay obsessive attention to economic factors that indicate the direction of interest rates, because interest rates represent the price of a currency. Any price change has a direct impact on the currency’s value. That can mean huge gains or losses for currency traders, but it also has a big impact on what savers earn, borrowers pay, consumers shell out for imported goods, and global companies plan in terms of compensation and hiring. In 2010, the stress on various currencies became clear, causing many central banks to push interest rates to record lows. Here’s a look at how those forces could play out in 2011 in six major regions of the world:
Astrid, a two week-old Red Lechwe calf, walks with her keeper at Chester Zoo in Chester, northern England on Dec. 21. The calf is being hand-reared by keepers at the zoo after being abandoned by its mother, and will be spending Christmas at a keepers house.
An $11 million Christmas tree in the foyer of the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi may break the Guinness World Record for most expensive Christmas tree.
Iran has repeatedly declared victory over Jundallah, the Sunni and Baluch group that claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 39 Shiite worshipers today.