On the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests, also known in China as the June Fourth Incident, artists and activists are working to keep memories of that day alive. At the same time, the Chinese government is intent on silencing stories from Tiananmen.
New Zealand has some of the most unique wildlife of any large location in the world. That's due in large part to the fact that the two islands broke away from the rest of the world's landmass before the rise of mammals. So the island's birds evolved in special ways. But that diversity is threatened by introduced animals and bacteria.
Among a certain generation of Internet user, the perfect response to a well-played trick is simply "trololo" -- a reference to a very specific Soviet-era singer who became famous again when his video made it to YouTube. That man, Eduard Khil, died on Monday at the age of 77.
After enduring years of scandal and declining public respect, the British monarchy is once-more at the top of its popularity. That will be on display this week with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration, marking 60 years since she took the throne.
Etan Patz was abducted 33 years ago, a day that will ever-more be marked as National Missing Children's Day. But this year, the New York Police announced what could be a breakthrough in that unsolved, cold case. They had arrested a suspect, and he had confessed.
Joplin, Mo., is a city on the road to recovery. Just one year ago it was devastated by a deadly tornado. Tuesday, it broke ground on new schools and Monday it welcome President Barack Obama to town.
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest satire "The Dictator" opened Wednesday. The film stars Cohen as the power-mad leader of a fictional North African country. Long before Cohen arrived on the scene, many of history's most notorious dictators were fans of the film industry.
Maurice Sendak inspired a generation of authors with his picture books, serious enough to reinvent the medium but inviting enough to be favorites for millions of children. Mo Willems, a children's author today, says he was inspired by Sendak's work and his trailblazing.
Paul Loong spent years in a Japanese POW camp during World War II. He kept a journal through it all and his daughter, who found it, recently turned it into a film, "Every Day is a Holiday," set to air on PBS.
Tomás Borge, the last living co-founder of the Sandinista movement in Nicaragua, died on Monday in his home country. Borge has been imprisoned and tortured by Nicaragua's dictator, only to take control of the prisons after a revolution and use the same techniques.