Philippine troops load relief supplies into a US Marines CH-46E transport helicopter at a military airport on Oct. 21. Typhoon Megi, the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year, ravaged Isabela and nearby provinces, killing 20 people and damaging thousands of homes when it slammed into the northern Philippines.
The Chile mine rescue effort is believed to be the deepest ever and the survivors have been underground longer than anyone who has made it out alive.
The World Economic Forum released its 2010 Global Gender Gap Report on Tuesday. The report, which indexed 134 countries this year, evaluates how much of the gender gap each country has eliminated through economic opportunity, health access, education, and political empowerment. Below are the 10 countries that have been most successful. You can also read more about this year's report at our Global News blog.
Richard Heck worked in the 1960s to find a new way to bond carbon atoms. Now, some two decades after he retired, he has been honored with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
The Philippines massacre trial resumed Wednesday in Manila. The trial of a mafia clan accused of killing 57 people last November was seen as the worst act of political violence there in decades.
An address sign for a home along the Wisconsin River in Caledoia Township is seen under flood waters after the Caledonia-Lewiston levee breached along the river in Columbia County, Wis., on Monday. The Caledonia-Lewiston levee, a series of sand dikes along the Wisconsin River, is posing a threat to about 150 homes in Columbia County.
Sand artist Jamie Wardley works on an image depicting a girl's face in the dry river bed on Irvine beach in Scotland, as part of a campaign to stop the building of a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston, Scotland, on Monday.
Let's go 'siteseeing' via the Web, to find out what gardeners are doing in Australia, India, and the Phillipines.
Whether President Aquino takes action against government officials for their part in the Philippines bus hostage crisis will shape the country's international image.
The China-Japan boat standoff escalated Tuesday with a stern warning from the Chinese prime minister, Wen Jiabao.