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.
Mondex, a Chihuahua, wears a pirate costume during a Halloween dog show to benefit an animal welfare organization in Manila, Philippines, in October 2008.
Pope terror plot allegedly involved five street cleaners who were picked up by police before dawn Friday in London. A sixth individual, implicated by authorities in the pope terror plot, was arrested later in the day.
A new study shows that women have doubled their years in the classroom, to an average of 7.1 the world over. That has profound economic and societal benefits, and has contributed to a big drop in child mortality.
While hiking in mountainous Iraqi Kurdistan on July 31, 2009, three Americans – Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, and Joshua Fattal – were detained by Iranian border guards for alleged espionage. Ms. Shourd was released by Iran on Sept. 14, 2010 on $500,000 bail for 'humanitarian' reasons. Mr. Bauer and Mr. Fattal were released on Sept. 21. on $500,000 bail each.
In a first, Japan's foreign minister apologized to a group of former US World War II prisoners of war for inhumane treatment. The timing of the apology raises some questions.