American race car driver Danica Patrick shows off her trophy after winning the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan, in 2008. She became the first female winner in IndyCar history.
A group of Islamic school students playing cricket pose in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Cricket Council's World Cup jointly hosted by India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, is scheduled to kick off in Dhaka on Feb. 19.
Children of less educated parents often enter school unprepared for instruction – programmed for academic failure. But early coaching for parents with pre-school age children can change that trajectory. Why not include more of these cost-effective ideas in education reform?
To avoid bloodshed and ensure democracy in Egypt, a political process of some sort is needed, Zbigniew Brzezinski says. The challenge is tougher than it was to help European freedom movements decades ago.
Ballet dancers perform during a contemporary class at the Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. Created in 1973, the international dance competition is for young dancers aged 15 to 18. This year, 75 candidates from 19 countries will compete from February 1 to 6.
As its economic clout rises, Germany sheds its postwar identity, becoming more assertive in Europe and the world.
Gober, an elderly female Sumatran orangutan who is blind in both eyes due to cataracts, lies down with her twin babies at a rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The twins were born on Jan. 21, from two blind parents.
Diver Guo Jingjing, the most successful female athlete in Olympic diving history, has decided to retire, Chinese media reported on Sunday.