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  • Global News Blog South Korea's boom in medical tourism

    South Korea has long been a destination for Asians seeking plastic surgery, but now the country is aiming to be a destination for people seeking many other medical services.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Pollution

    This NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico obtained on May 28, 2010 shows the extent of the oil released from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The oil can be seen as a sheen on the water surface. It is especially evident when the angle of the sun's light that is reflected off of the ocean surface is equal to the viewing angle of the satellite - called sunglint.

  • Japan earthquake: 5 ways the international community is helping

    Japan earthquake: 5 ways the international community is helping

    Japan has received offers of assistance from 14 international organizations and 102 countries (including a number of unexpected aid donors such as embattled Afghanistan and poverty-stricken Cambodia), according to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Japan has accepted help, mostly in the form of search and rescue teams, from 15 countries. Here is an overview of some of the help pouring into Japan as it struggles to dig out from Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.

  • How North Korea has skillfully exploited a defector standoff with South

    How North Korea has skillfully exploited a defector standoff with South

    The ability of North Korea to turn the rescue by the South of a boat full of North Koreans into a propaganda coup has surprised observers.

  • The Way Back: movie review

    The Way Back: movie review

    Peter Weir’s 'The Way back' is a harrowing escape story of a gulag survivor.

  • First solar eclipse of the year happens Tuesday

    First solar eclipse of the year happens Tuesday

    The first solar eclipse of the year will be a partial one that occurs Tuesday morning.

  • Five unusual Census 2010 facts

    Five unusual Census 2010 facts

    Which state has more people per square mile than India? Which state saw its smallest population growth in at least a century? The data released Tuesday gives Americans a first look at what Census 2010 is saying about the United States. For example, the US population grew more slowly this past decade – 9.7 percent – than in any decade since the 1930s. Back during the Great Depression, six states lost population. In the first 10 years of the 2000s, only one state was a loser. Do you know which one?

  • An unexpected turn at ballet

    An unexpected turn at ballet

    Boston Ballet's community outreach program, CityDance, gives a talented male athlete a life in the arts.

  • More than a tourist

    A Christian Science perspective.

  • In Pictures Famous beards

    San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson pitches to the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning during Game 1 of Major League Baseball's World Series in San Francisco, on Oct. 27.