Black Friday shopping has long been a post-Thanksgiving tradition — and sometimes a national embarrassment — in the US. Now other countries, like Britain and Canada, have started adopting the American festival of bargain-hunting.
Two years ago, Colombia's government pledged to help peasant farmers reclaim the millions of acres of land they lost during the guerrilla war. But a new round of violence is keeping peasants from getting back their land.
A century ago, the building of the Panama Canal and construction of Lake Gatun was met with great fanfare. It captured the attention of the world, showing that the seemingly impossible was indeed possible.
Mount Everest climbs depend on Sherpa guides — the Nepali ethnic group renowned for years for leading teams of climbers up the world's highest mountain peak. But a deadly avalanche last week has some Sherpas calling for better conditions — or at least greater rewards.