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  • Europe snow storm death toll reaches 39

    Europe snow storm death toll reaches 39

    Europe snow: In many parts of Europe, train services continued to see heavy disruptions, but air traffic was returning to normal in many places.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 11/29

    Animal rights activist Park So-youn holds stray dogs rescued from a village on Yeonpyeong Island damaged by North Korean artillery shelling, as South Korean marines stand nearby. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak labelled North Korea's artillery attack on a southern island a crime against humanity and said Pyongyang will pay the price for any further provocation. North Korea fired shells at the island off the peninsula's west coast on Tuesday, killing two civilians and two soldiers and destroying dozens of houses.

  • A friendship forged in wartime

    Two transatlantic pen pals have shared their lives on paper for 70 years.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/08

    An East European steppe eagle named Steppi starts from the hand of keeper Didi Wechselberger in Mayrhofen, Austria, on Friday. The eagle is training to star in a daily bird show where he will be able to demonstrate his unique natural behaviors and physical features.

  • World's Smallest Cow is a mere 33 inches tall

    World's Smallest Cow is a mere 33 inches tall

    World's Smallest Cow: Swallow, a tiny cow bred in Britain with a taste for contemporary music has been named smallest by Guinness World Records.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/03

    A newly sheared alpaca stands in its pasture in Eugendorf, Austria, on Tuesday.

  • In Pictures Crazy World Cup fans

    A child wearing a fake mustache and a sombrero hat waits for the start of the World Cup group A soccer match between Mexico and Uruguay at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, June 22.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/11

    A young supporter in Cape Town, South Africa, blows on a 'vuvuzela,' Zulu for stadium trumpet, during a celebration marking a month till the beginning of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

  • 10 books to help you understand the UK election results

    Chapter & Verse 10 books to help you understand the UK election results

    Ten winning books that offer insight – in different ways – into contemporary Britain.

  • If British election 2010 results trump popular vote, what next?

    If British election 2010 results trump popular vote, what next?

    If British election 2010 results yield a majority of parliamentary seats for a party that comes in second or even third in the popular vote, could it lead to a change in Britain's centuries-old 'first past the post' electoral system?