Nuclear power holds promise for 10 African countries now in pursuit of building their own nuclear plants. Wind and solar solutions aren't reliable enough, planners say, nor do they offer adequate electricity.
Simmering tensions – due in part to a long-standing blockade of the territory – are escalating toward another Israel Gaza standoff. Often overlooked is Egypt's role in the blockade.
A woman holds her sleeping baby during South African President Jacob Zuma's visit to a settlement for poor whites in Pretoria on March 30. While most white South Africans still enjoy lives of privilege and wealth, the number of poor whites has risen steadily over the past 15 years, with white unemployment nearly doubled between 1995 and 2005, according to the South African Institute for Security Studies.
A 2-week-old Ring-tailed Lemur clings to its mother as it greets another lemur at the Singapore Zoo on March 26. The endangered Ring-tailed Lemur babies were born in the city-state's zoo.
At a small arts studio in downtown Cairo, women carry on tradition of centuries-old Egyptian music. Egypt has only about 25 remaining performers of zar, which became threatened after religious hard-liners deemed it un-Islamic.
President Barack Obama smiles at a baby after delivering remarks on heathcare reform at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Thursday.
GREAT HAMMERHEAD SHARK: A great hammerhead is seen Walker's Cay, Bahamas, where they feed in open ocean fish as well as other sharks. In its triennial conference, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, came to a close without protecting any threatened marine species.
Amid an escalating sectarian divide, a predominantly Muslim Egypt is touting the completed renovation of the world's oldest monastery as a symbol of tolerance and harmony with the Christian faith community.
British Royal Marines and sailors from the Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose intercept a pirate gang in the Somali basin on Oct. 14, 2010. Cyber attacks, terrorism, inter-state conflict and natural hazards are the top threats to British security, officials said, a day before a major military review due to include deep spending cuts.