Allegra Goodman’s digital-age romance mixes a traditional story line with some intellectual oomph.
Antonia the polar bear swims at Zoom Erlebniswelt amusement park in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Tuesday.
An art gallery's exhibition poster that features a Mickey Mouse head and a swastika has outraged many in Poland, which lost 6 million citizens to the Holocaust.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews, whose influence is growing, defied a recent ruling of the secular Supreme Court. A domestic Israeli conflict is brewing over the Ultra-Orthodox, whose men refrain from military service and generally choose state-subsidized study over employment.
A journalist grows closer to his Iraqi-born father as they journey together to Kurdistan to explore their family roots.
A fan who is bundled up in the cold waits for the start of the 2010 World Cup group A soccer match between France and Mexico at Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane on Thursday.
Oil-tainted water from the Gulf of Mexico sits in jars placed before a group of business people and officials called 'Gulf Voices' as they speak during a visit to Capitol Hill in Washington on June 16. Group members wanted to take their plight directly to legislators.
Israel's growing isolation – including the global outcry over the May 31 Gaza flotilla raid – strengthens a pessimistic world view, say analysts. Israelis see international criticism as hyperbole linked to centuries of anti-Jewish persecution – and something that can be ignored.
Birobidzhan, in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Russia's far east, drew Yiddish-speaking Jews before Stalin turned on it. Refugees are beginning to return from Israel.