A spoof of 1960s spy thrillers, 'OSS 117: Lost in Rio' gives French self-mockery a decided edge.
Based on a new analysis of sonar "pings," French investigators are focusing attention on a smaller area of the Atlantic to continue the hunt for the black boxes that could reveal why the Air France Flight 447 crashed last June.
Two baby meerkats stand in the sun at their enclosure at the Chester Zoo in Chester, England, on Friday. The 3-week-old babies had their first public appearance after spending their first weeks underground in their burrow.
While the BRICs are four emerging economic powerhouses (Brazil, Russia, India, China), post-financial crisis differences are creating problems, says some analysts. Will today's summit mend those rifts or widen them?
A meeting between Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and China's President Hu Jintao is expected to strengthen the two nations' growing economic ties. China already trumps the US as Brazil's top trading partner.
Visitors look at artwork by American artist Tony Oursler entitled 'Eyes,' at a gallery in Beijing on Thursday.
A tourist feeds Rainbow Lorikeets in Great Keppel Island at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on Wednesday. Australia called for a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned the Asian resource boom was turning the fragile reef into a 'coal highway.'
Brazilians are asking why authorities were not better prepared for the Rio floods, when an estimated 11 inches of rain crashed down in just 24 hours, killing more than 100 people.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (r.) looks through a window of a water tank used for crew training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow on Tuesday.
More than 100 countries will turn out the lights on March 27 for Earth Hour, casting normally illuminated icons such as Sydney's Opera House and Beijing's Birds Nest into darkness. But expect the NCAA basketball tournament to stay on TV.