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  • Ash cloud from Iceland volcano shuts down air traffic

    Ash cloud from Iceland volcano shuts down air traffic

    Ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe on Thursday.

  • Kyrgyz coup: Who is new leader Roza Otunbayeva?

    Kyrgyz coup: Who is new leader Roza Otunbayeva?

    Former Foreign Minister Roza Otunbayeva has emerged in the wake of the Kyrgyz coup as the leader of an interim government in Kyrgyzstan, home to a key base for the US war effort in Afghanistan.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/07

    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.'

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/05

    On Monday, a man walks on cracked mud caused by underground water that leaked to the surface during Sunday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Mexicali, Mexico.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/30

    A woman holds her sleeping baby during South African President Jacob Zuma's visit to a settlement for poor whites in Pretoria on March 30. While most white South Africans still enjoy lives of privilege and wealth, the number of poor whites has risen steadily over the past 15 years, with white unemployment nearly doubled between 1995 and 2005, according to the South African Institute for Security Studies.

  • What is Higgs boson – and will CERN scientists find the 'God particle'?

    Global News Blog What is Higgs boson – and will CERN scientists find the 'God particle'?

    CERN scientists are today successfully crashing particles together at nearly the speed of light. With such high-speed collisions, they hope to finally detect the elusive Higgs boson.

  • In Pictures Earth Hour 2010

    People place LED lights to form a 'No CO2' slogan in support of global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases during the Earth Hour Saturday, in Taipei, Taiwan. More than 20 high-rise buildings in Taiwan's capital dimmed their lights for an hour in a gesture against global warming.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/26

    A 2-week-old Ring-tailed Lemur clings to its mother as it greets another lemur at the Singapore Zoo on March 26. The endangered Ring-tailed Lemur babies were born in the city-state's zoo.

  • In Pictures Nuclear power around the world

    A tractor plows a field near the steaming cooling towers of Slovakia's oldest nuclear power plant, Jaslovske Bohunice. The plant was built by a Soviet designer and was upgrated with Western technology.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/23

    On March 23, volunteer Cara Bround holds a ten-day-old Sykes Monkey being cared for at the Colobus Trust Rescue Center near Mombasa after its mother was electrocuted. According to the Trust, the population of Sykes Monkeys have gone down from 800 three years ago to 600.