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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/15

    Seaman Quincy Fermer of the USS Carl Vinson hugs his Thiana after seeing her for the first time after disembarking from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. The US Navy aircraft carrier from which the body of Osama bin Laden was buried at sea has returned to its home port in San Diego Bay.

  • US city councils join the battle against Congo's 'conflict minerals'

    Africa Monitor US city councils join the battle against Congo's 'conflict minerals'

    A handful of cities in the US are exploring ways to make sure that their public funds are not inadvertently fueling the conflict in Congo.

  • In Pictures Medvedev as president

    Medvedev poses for a photograph as he visits a Buddhist monastery in the village of Verkhnaya Ivolga in Buryatia, Russia, in 2009.

  • In Pictures High-speed rail worldwide

    A train driver prepares to depart the Beijing-South railway station for Shanghai in a new high-speed train as part of an official trip for members of the media June 27, 2011. The landmark Beijing -Shanghai line costs 220.9 billion yuan and spans over 800 miles, linking the capital and financial hub.

  • 4 books I shouldn’t have liked – but did

    4 books I shouldn’t have liked – but did

    You all know what I mean here: You walk into a bookstore, pick up a book, take one look at its cover or read one paragraph of the jacket copy and say, “Oh, this book’s not for me because...." But you might be wrong. Here are four books that I really liked – even though I shouldn't have.

  • Bin Laden alive? To debunk latest myth, White House near release of photo.

    The US had reasons to bury Osama bin Laden at sea. But now conspiracy theories are cropping up that he is not dead, adding to domestic pressure on the US to release a photo of his body.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/21

    Irish Guards are inspected on the parade ground by Master Tailor Lance Sergeant Matthew Else, (r.), at their barracks in Windsor, southern England. The Guards will perform ceremonial duties at the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/18

    Russian police academy female cadets march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russia celebrates the anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 9.

  • In Pictures Bodacious VW Beetles

    A Volkswagen Beetle with suitable modifications crossed the Irish Sea in eight hours in 1973.

  • In Pictures Unusual architecture

    A construction worker examines the 'Echolot' (sonar), a giant wooden pavilion during the official press preview for the yearly German horticultural show 'Bundesgartenschau 2011' in Koblenz, Germany, on April 7. The ground plan of the wooden construction is derived from the oscillogram curve of the sonar of a local bat, the so-called 'evening sailor,' by architecture students of the western German city at the junction of the river Moselle and Rhine. The garden show opened its gates on April 15 and runs till October 16.