Elephant calf George walks in line as his mother Karishma holds his tail during an event staged for the media at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, England. George joined the herd on their daily walkabout to mark his first birthday, following training by his keepers to ensure that he can walk trunk to tail without wandering off or getting distracted by the busy zoo.
Air France Flight 447 plunged into the ocean en route from Rio to Paris, killing all 228 passengers and crew. The latest search found a section of the aircraft, including bodies, and raised hopes that the black boxes will be found to explain what happened.
Southwest Airlines is inspecting 79 of its Boeing 737-300 jets after an incident Friday when a three-foot section of the overhead fuselage ripped open. The airline canceled 300 flights Sunday.
The US is calling for renegade former President Laurent Gbagbo to step down, while relief organizations report a massacre of hundreds in one western town.
The crack in a maintenance pit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan is the source of radioactive iodine appearing in seawater near the plant for more than a week.
Even as Qaddafi gains on the battlefield, Western officials say his regime is "crumbling" from the inside. A trusted family envoy reportedly met with British officials in London this week.
A top Ivorian general has sought refuge with South African embassy, and forces loyal to President-elect Alassane Ouattara have reached outskirts of Abidjan. Will renegade President Gbagbo fight to the bitter end?
Baltic Sea letter in a bottle: A 13-year-old boy found a 24-year-old letter in a bottle on a beach by the Baltic Sea and traced the letter back to it's surprised author.
Beyonce parted with her father as manager in a step to take control of her business. However, Mathew Knowles remains manager of Destiny's Child, who he hopes will reunite for a tour.
Nuclear experts told Congress Wednesday that spent-fuel pools at US nuclear power plants are fuller than safety suggests they should be. They say the entire US spent-fuel policy should be overhauled in light of the nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima plant.