Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in NY and talked about the two American hikers still in prision in Iran. On Sunday, Sarah Shourd underscored her gratitude at being released but said she felt only "one-third free."
The ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland kept most Europe flights canceled for a fifth day, sparking criticism from an airline group that regulators are being too cautious. What's open? Rome, Prague, Nice, France, and Barcelona, Spain.
A young monk in Bangkok, Thailand, plays with the pigeons at Sanam Luang on Thursday. Bangkok authorities have closed the parade grounds near the Royal Palace for renovations and plan to capture and relocate the park's piegons.
Giant Panda Tai Shan eats and apple off his farewell celebratory frozen cake at the National Zoo in Washington on Jan. 30. The 4-year-old panda was sent to China on Thursday to become part of a breeding program there.
Rescuers in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday look under rubble and speak to a trapped survivor at the site of a four-story building collapse caused by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday.
Stewart Nozette, who appeared in court Tuesday, was a scientist for NASA and the Department of Energy with 'top secret' clearance. He was caught by FBI agents posing as members of Israel's spy agency.
Its focus on smaller, shovel-ready projects precludes a grander vision.