Topic: FIFA World Cup
Paul the Octopus, the oracle who caught world attention for predicting Germany's World Cup outcome, has died.
10/26/2010 11:24 am
Fran Crippen, a 26-year-old Olympic hopeful from a family of prominent swimmers in Philadelphia, died near the end of a World Cup event in the UAE this weekend.
10/25/2010 01:32 pm
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.
10/20/2010 05:31 pm
An ad agency in Cape Town, South Africa, has launched a contest for what to do with the controversial plastic horns. Suggestions include refashioning the vuvuzelas into candlestick holders, light stands, even ‘vuvu-brellas’ to keep you dry.
10/12/2010 02:33 pm
While Arizona's anti-immigrant law gets all the attention, countries around the world are pursuing tough immigration polices on a scale rarely seen in history.
10/09/2010 10:21 am
As voters go to polls for the Brazil election today, support from popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is expected to propel candidate Dilma Rousseff to victory.
10/03/2010 11:45 am
How many people traveled to South Africa to attend the world cup? Not as many as they'd hoped.
10/01/2010 05:05 pm
South African workers, who launched a three-week strike over wage disputes with the government, are set to resume talks with the government Monday.
10/01/2010 04:21 pm
Yollanda and her teenage brother find a band of mothers in Zimbabwe quietly rallying to their aid.
09/22/2010 05:17 pm
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) offers confidential contracts with one-sided terms as they search for a future World Cup site.
09/13/2010 11:35 am