Amidst the arctic foxes and caribou, a small Canadian military outpost, CFS Alert, is the permanent home of about 70 people. Living there year round, it's the permanent community closest to the North Pole.
The Russia ship Sparta hit ice last week near Antarctica and has been struggling to remain afloat while the crew awaits a rescue that is still days away....
Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party were the target of protests across Russia on Friday, the largest rally since the downfall of the Soviet Union. They say Putin and his party stole the legislative elections last week and are demanding a new election....
China and India are trying to establish a measure of control over the Indian Ocean and a small island nation, the Maldives, is at the center of the tensions between the two....
A Virginia Tech University police officer was shot and killed on campus today during a routine police stop. Reports have emerged that a second victim that was reported was actually the gunman, though university and law enforcement officials have not yet confirmed that....
It's Christmas Eve and across the world, some are waiting for Santa's arrival. NORAD is tracking his movements so good little boys and girls know when they need to go to bed....
In Koblenz, Germany, half the town had to be evacuated while bomb disposal experts worked to make safe a massive, World War II-era bomb that was discovered in the Rhine River. Nearly 50,000 people had to leave their homes during the ultimately successful effort....
In the Peace Corps, according to some anecdotes, more volunteers come back married, engaged or in love than come back single. This reporter never found love while she served, but she certainly knows a few couples who did....
Alwyn Collinson, a 24-year-old, has taken to Twitter to mark the 72nd anniversary of World War II. For the next six years, he'll tweet multiple times a day what was happening on that day, 72 years ago....
Ulcinj was once a home to slavery and pirates. Now it's a somewhat diverse community that celebrates where people came from....
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