An American ventures into Kenyan marathoner territory.
A close-up view shows the eyes of a chimpanzee at the Villa Lorena animal refuge center in Cali, Colombia.
Lionesses stand in a cage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. With help from Bolivian government officials, 25 lions were rescued from traveling circuses in Bolivia by the nongovernmental organization Animal Defenders International. Bolivian law prohibits the use of wild animals in public performances.
The year 2011 will include some big developments in Africa to look out for – Sudan's referendum and the continuing strife in Ivory Coast, among others.
Three-year-old Cheng Yuhui, a child from a migrant worker family from southwest China's Sichuan Province, smiles with his eyes covered by a hat as he plays with his father (l.) in their eight square metre (86 square foot) dwelling on the outskirts of Beijing.
Authorities say Mohamed Osman Mohamud acted alone in trying to bomb a Christmas tree lighting event in Portland, Ore. Details about the Somali-born teen’s life are now emerging.
US law enforcement has arrested several people suspected of helping Al Shabab, a Somalia terrorist group. Do those helping the group see Al Shabab's actions as terrorism, or as part of a nationalist struggle?
Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped as they slept on their yacht 800 miles off the East African coast more than a year ago. Their 388-day ordeal makes the British couple the longest-held former captives of Somali pirates.