Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is running for his fourth term in office this year but, for the first time, he's facing an opposition that has unified in opposition to his re-election.
Carpooling.com launched in Germany to help a couple of college students stay in love. A decade later, the business is thriving in Europe and it's starting to turn its eye toward the U.S. market.
A recent string of building collapses serve as a deadly reminder of the costs of not maintaining and inspecting aging infrastructure.
In Pakistan, there's no good system for tracking vehicle registrations. So, instead of issuing tickets to illegally parked cars, the vehicles are essentially trapped close to the spot they've illegally parked in, until their owner pays the fine.
Chinese fishers have so badly depleted the population of sea turtles, many of them endangered, off the nation's coasts that poachers are traveling far and wide to nab the sea reptiles. As China and the Philippines argue over stretches of the South China Sea, turtle poachers have already moved in.
The Elfstedentocht is a 125-mile race on the canals of The Netherlands. But the canals must be frozen six inches deep for the race to go forward. It's only been held 15 times, the most recent in 1997. But this year might bring number 16.
Back in 2008, climate change was an issue Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barack Obama mostly agreed on. It was real and needed to be dealt with. Today, it's an issue that Obama and his Republican challengers agree shouldn't be talked about. Thus are the politics of climate change in a time of economic stagnation.
The most infamous war crime to come out of the Iraq war ended with almost a whimper. None of the Marines charged ended up facing serious punishment. Arun Rath looks at what the legal rulings mean for the soldiers on the ground and the civilians who live among them.
Israeli officials are outraged over a comment by the top Islamic cleric in Jerusalem. Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, quoted Islamic scripture that's widely viewed as an attack on Jews and Judaism.
Like a modern cicada, the ancient katydid used its legs to make sounds to attract members of the opposite sex. But unlike their modern descendants, the ancient critters produced just a single note.