As Canada confronts its need for electricity and a desire to reduce the amount of carbon it pumps into the atmosphere, it's turning to two, large hydroelectric dams in Labrador. But there's potential for other environmental damage that has many in the area saying "no thanks."
The Whitechapel Foundry has been making bells for more than four centuries. They've made the bell atop Big Ben, in Westminster Abby and a host of less prominent ones as well. Now, the foundry's employees are enjoying some very high-profile work -- a series of bells for Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee and another bell for the Olympics.
A large crowd turned out in Jerusalem on Wednesday to pay final respects to the four French Jews who were gunned down outside a Jewish school in Toulouse this week. The funeral was a somber occasion, with many Israelis arguing this was a sign the French Jewish community needed to move to Israel.
South Korea has long been known for its lack of cultural diversity. Even today, the country is more than 99 percent ethnic Koreans. But things are slowly shifting, with more foreigners moving to the country and having ethnically mixed children -- which has presented new challenges for the government and the Korean people.
In some African countries, female circumcision is a widely practiced tradition. But as more attention is shone on the practice, also known as female genital mutilation, it's come with other consequences. An African reporter has gone into hiding after her report on the practice in Liberia was published.
Canada is emerging as the largest supplier of energy to the United States. It's electricity, natural gas and oil are all being shipped to America, but environmentalists there and here say it's coming with a hefty price tag.
Austin's annual music festival and conference South by Southwest came to a close Sunday. In recent years, the popularity of SXSW has grown exponentially, bringing international musicians and record numbers of attendees to the state capital.
Syria's Arab Spring-inspired revolution is entering its second year and there's no end in sight. In fact, if anything, government officials are more strongly entrenched than they've been at any point in past months, fresh off routes of rebel forces and strongholds around the country's north.
Almost eight percent of U.S. veterans are women, but the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is geared primarily toward men. That's meant a lot of women veterans are homeless and living on the street — or on waiting lists for the services they need.
As veterans return from Iraq and try to remake their lives, there are Iraqis coming along as well. Many Iraqis who worked for the United States in Iraq are choosing to move to the U.S. to start new lives.

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