Gelato University in Italy has seen a 90 percent spike in enrollments as victims of the global recession switch careers. Students come from all around the world.
Residents of Rio de Janeiro are staging protests today against a law that give more of Brazil's oil revenues to other states, reducing Rio's share. And the governor of Rio says it will undermine the state's ability to host the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup.
The Venezuelan government hopes some 15,000 residents a day will use the new 'Metrocable' public transport gondola system. It takes commuters from San Agustin, one of Caracas’s poorest and most violent barrios, to the city’s Metro.
Daylight Saving Time is upon us. Turns out, not every place in the world goes for this one-hour loss in a good night's sleep. Hint: Pasty northerners like it.
AVATAR: James Cameron's epic science fiction adventure movie, released on Dec. 18, 2009 has been nominated for several best picture and several other categories, including, Art Direction, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects. In the film's fictional future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.
While $21 million in cellphone text-message donations poured into Haiti in the first 48 hours after the earthquake, only about $100,000 in total phone text donations have gone to Chile since the Feb. 27 earthquake.
Soldiers search for looters in a market that was already ransacked in the aftermath of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Lota, Chile, on Tuesday. After Saturday's massive earthquake, troops patrolled to quell looting and the government acknowledged that it has battled to provide aid swiftly because of crumpled highways and major power disruptions caused by the earthquake.