Many Olympic events get little notice worldwide but have huge national followings. For Finland, the javelin throw is a national obsession.
Drawn by better governance and investment opportunities, Africans across the diaspora are increasingly returning to their home countries.
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Researchers know global temperatures are rising. Now scientists from as far away as Finland are studying what that means for the 1 million floating residents of the Tonle Sap Lake.
At least 14 countries have zoomed past the US when it comes to broadband Web access.
A donor conference Sunday pledged some $100 million, but participating nations said aid was conditional on greater access.
Leaders hope their charges of a crime against humanity will push the junta to expand relief efforts.