Homes damaged by floods are seen on Jan. 5 in Sao Luis do Paraitinga, Brazil. Authorities say at least 80 people died during the recent mudslides and flooding in southeastern Brazil, which were caused by heavy rains in the region.
The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) pulled out of southern Somalia on Tuesday, citing repeated threats and raids by commanders of Al Shabab, the Al Qadea-linked Islamist militant group.
The decision to deport radical cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal indicates that Kenya may be ready to work more closely with Western countries in the global campaign against violent Islamic extremists.
A Danish newspaper is reporting that Denmark's intelligence agency knew that the Somali man who on Friday tried to kill a Danish cartoonist had been held in Kenya for allegedly helping to plot an attack against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
An Israeli Arab boy dressed up as Santa Claus sits in a cardboard box during a Christmas parade through the town of Nazareth on Christmas Eve, Thursday.
A glass blower makes a New Years glass bauble at a factory in Klavdiyevo, Ukraine, on Dec. 16.
Around 20,000 Filipinos were evacuated from the slopes of the Mayon Volcanoe on the Philippines' main island of Luzon Tuesday. The volcano, which has erupted and left fatalities in the past, is a reminder of dangers of living on the Pacific "ring of fire."
After the first week of global warming talks in Copenhagen, disagreements between nations are still evident, particularly between industrial heavyweights the US and China.
Wind turbines are clustered offshore in Dronten, the Netherlands, in July 2006. On April 28, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the US's first offshore wind farm, approving Cape Wind, a project that would create hundreds of jobs and provide nearly 75 percent of the power needed by the Cape and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Capitalism gets the blame in this talking-heads documentary. But the movie review points out that 'The End of Poverty?' offers few real-world solutions.