As Iceland's volcanic ash cloud hangs over Europe, stranding airline passengers for a fifth day, the train, bus, taxi, and ferry companies are doing a booming business. Would you pay $5,000 for a taxi ride from Norway to Britain?
Rising sea levels have submerged an island claimed by both India and Bangladesh. Global warming appears to have buried the dispute.
This week at the UN Human Rights Council, the US seeks to draw attention to Iran’s repression of domestic opposition. Iran, meanwhile, launched a fiery attack on the West.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar heads the smallest of the three main Taliban nsurgent groups. He is holding tentative peace talks with the government of Afghanistan
For its 61st Republic Day Tuesday, India chose as its foreign honoree the president of South Korea – a nod to his country's role in building badly needed infrastructure and to India’s growing trade within Asia.
A lemur sits in a tree near a boy observing annular eclipse at the Japan Monkey Center in Inuyama, central Japan, Monday, May 21, 2012. The eclipse apparently sent ring-tailed lemurs to believe it was evening. Some 20 lemurs skipped breakfast, climbed up and jumped between trees and poles, a typical evening behavior, according to the zoo web site.
Some specialists are calling for an overhaul of the UN global warming process, which yielded only modest progress in Copenhagen.
A Shortfin Mako shark is found worldwide and is one of the fastest sharks, clocked at over 40 miles per hour.
Tuvalu, a nation of nine islands, is taking steps to completely rely on renewable energy by 2020.