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  • Roman Polanski freed: Can he travel anywhere?

    Roman Polanski freed: Can he travel anywhere?

    Roman Polanski was released from house arrest in Switzerland Monday after the country denied a US extradition request. But Polanski could still encounter trouble if he travels.

  • Roman Polanski set free by Swiss authorities

    Roman Polanski set free by Swiss authorities

    Roman Polanski is a free man Monday after the Swiss government refused to extradite the film director to the US on a 1977 rape charge.

  • World Cup referees under fire as FIFA evades calls for new technology

    Africa Monitor World Cup referees under fire as FIFA evades calls for new technology

    Horribly botched calls by World Cup referees changed the tenor of both the England vs Germany and the Mexico vs Argentina matches yesterday. Yet soccer's governing body, FIFA, remains resolute in its aversion to instant replay.

  • Vienna ranked best city in world; Baghdad worst

    Global News Blog Vienna ranked best city in world; Baghdad worst

    Mercer's 2010 Quality of Living Survey ranks 221 cities, with Vienna at the top, Baghdad at the bottom, and Honolulu as the best in America. But the list of best places to live arguably values comfort over dynamism.

  • Gallery Best and worst cities to live in

    BAGHDAD: Mercer’s 2010 annual quality of life survey of 221 cites ranked the Iraqi capital as the worst place in the world to live, and the ongoing war and sectarian violence likely weighed heavily in this rating. A lack of security and political stability continue to undermine Baghdad’s quality of living, Mercer found. Iraqi people, seen here through a shrapnel hole, walk past the site of a car bomb in Baghdad on May 13 after an explosion ripped through a popular cafe the night before.

  • Does investing in China make sense?

    The Daily Reckoning Does investing in China make sense?

    Or is Beijing a boom town ready to bust?

  • Gallery Famous art heists

    Louvre Museum, Paris, 1911, recovered – In one of the most audacious of crimes, not just art thefts, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was swiped from the gallery, shocking the French nation. Italian officials arrested a Vincenzo Perugia, who was intending to sell it and return it to Italy. He was released after just a few months and viewed as a hero in his home country. The painting returned to the Louvre in 1914.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/22

    A newborn camel and its mother are seen at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/19

    An angora goat reaches up to kiss her mother in a pen alongside Kircher Creek Road, just northeast of Miles City, Mont. Angoras are raised primarily for their fleece, called mohair.

  • 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.