The rumor persists that Amelia Earhart was spying on Japan for her good friend, President Franklin Roosevelt. A new expedition to find her downed aircraft may finally put to rest some of the wild theories about the aviatrix.
The time jump means that Samoa's 186,000 citizens will now be the first in the world to ring in the new year, rather than the last.
New Zealand's delayed response to its oil spill emergency, described as the worst in the country's history, has been compared with last year’s Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.
Schools in the city shut their doors for weeks after teachers became extortion targets for Mexican drug gangs.
Rat Island used to be the home of typhoid patients in New York City. Now, a local resident has bought Rat Island.