Early-morning voters wait to cast their votes during the South African municipal elections in Cape Town. The race is seen as a barometer of the strength of President Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress.
Sahara the leopard Gecko turned up safe and well after hitching a 2-day, 100-mile ride inside an envelope following an internet shopping mix-up. Sahara sneaked into an open parcel at his owner, Lisa Richardson's, home in Sedgeford, England, last Wednesday, and popped out again in front of a shocked Phillipa Durrant, in Finchampstead, England, who had been expecting the parcel to contain a belt she had bought on internet shopping site eBay from Richardson.
Much is being made of the historic nature of Queen Elizabeth's trip to Ireland. Some say that obscures ties that have vastly improved in recent decades.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles after she attended a Service of Thanksgiving at Saint Macartin's Cathedral in Ennniskillen, Northern Ireland June 26, 2012.
On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British monarch to visit the Republic of Ireland. Ireland's prime minister characterized the trip as evidence of a 'growing up' of two peoples.
After decades of abandoned plans and crushed prototypes, tidal powers finds new footing off the shores of Eastport, Maine.
It took 10 years to find and kill Osama bin Laden. It may take much longer to kill his ideology.
The real test of Irish sentiment toward the monarchs comes in May during the first royal visit to the Republic of Ireland since its independence from Britain in 1920.
St. Patrick's Day parade: The procession is the largest of 120 across Ireland, a nation reeling from a three-year recession and a debt crisis that has led to an international bailout.
Corned beef and cabbage – 1,200 pounds of it – will be served by Mike O'Shay's restaurant in Colorado on St. Patrick's Day. Irish restaurants serve corned beef and cabbage on their biggest day of the year.