The last manned mission to the moon was almost a half-century ago in 1972, when Cold War-era tensions underscored President John F. Kennedy’s push to prove technologies that landed the first humans on the lunar surface.
South African musician and activist Johnny Clegg died Tuesday at age 66. His music was widely known and lauded, as was his activism against the apartheid regime in South Africa, which ended in 1994.
Fifty years ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module and took their first steps on the Moon. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched history taking place. You've probably seen the famous pictures, but here are some lesser-known facts about the historic mission.
US President Donald Trump backed down on Thursday on plans to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census but vowed to get such data in another way.
Congolese driver Pierre Mambele was a driver, a guide, a fearless protector and — above all — a loyal friend. He died on June 8, aged 74.
Volkswagen will halt production of its latest version of the Beetle model car at its plant in Puebla, Mexico on Wednesday. Production of the original version of the curvy little vehicles ended in 2003. But, in Addis Ababa, Beetles enjoy a kind of life after death; their parts are never discarded but re-used to keep the city's remaining Beetles on the road.
People living on the outskirts of Chennai, India, are blocking roads and laying siege to tanker lorries because they fear their water reserves are being sacrificed so city dwellers, businesses and luxury hotels don't run out.
The group, called Caravan to Canada, started the journey from Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Friday, and stopped at London, Ontario on Saturday, to purchase life-saving Type 1 diabetes medication at a pharmacy.
Lawsuits challenging Trump's action were filed in various courts by a group of states including California and New York, individual DACA recipients, the University of California, civil rights groups, labor unions and Microsoft Corp, which expressed concern its own employees would be affected.
After two weeks at sea, the dreadlocked 31-year-old captain, Carola Rackete, has become a symbol of defiance for challenging the authority of minister Matteo Salvini, known as "Il Capitano" at home for closing ports to non-government rescue ships.