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  • A Slovakian town claims Andy Warhol as their own

    Global News Blog A Slovakian town claims Andy Warhol as their own

    Although famed pop culture artist Andy Warhol was born in the US, his mother's Slovakian hometown is happy to claim him as their own with a museum in his name.

  • Opinion Why Bouazizi burning set Arab world afire

    Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi's desperate act of self-immolation triggered a shame in many Arabs that they hadn't done enough for their dignity and freedom, igniting protests for democracy. Under what conditions have such 'founding deaths' worked in other societies?

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/04

    An unidentified employee of the Stefanik Observatory in Prague uses a projection shield to show the partial solar eclipse visible in the Czech capital. The partial sun eclipse started over the Czech Republic at about 08:00 CET and it will last until 10:50. In the culminating phase, up to 80 percent of the solar disc was obscured by the silhouette of the moon passing between it and Earth.

  • Is there a lost civilization under the Persian Gulf?

    Is there a lost civilization under the Persian Gulf?

    A new review of research suggests that some of the earliest humans outside of Africa lived some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago on a once-fertile landmass that is now submerged under the Persian Gulf.

  • In Prague, a nursery school without walls

    Global News Blog In Prague, a nursery school without walls

    A Prague nursery school takes outdoor education to a new level as the first "forest nursery school" in the country, where classes are entirely outside.

  • 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.

  • Opinion By admitting its human rights problems, the US helps other nations admit theirs

    When the US had its own human rights record reviewed by the UN, the usual repressive regimes took the opportunity to condemn others while glossing over their own abuses. But history shows that human rights reporting can and does advance the cause of human rights worldwide.

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

    Pupils pray near a scale model of the Kaaba which was constructed at Nile Garden school before the upcoming Eid Al-Adha festival in Cairo, Egypt. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid Al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca by hundreds of millions of Muslims.

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

    Russian cadets listen to their commander during military parade training in Red Square in Moscow. The parade will take place on Nov. 7 to mark the anniversary of a historical parade in 1941 when Soviet soldiers marched through Red Square to the front lines of World War II.

  • In Pictures Polar Bears

    Budapest Zoo's 18-year-old polar bear, Vitush, plays with a ball in his pool in Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 5, 2009.