Wednesday, November 5, 2014
A Japanese single malt whisky was named the world's best for the first time by a prestigious guide released Monday that failed to place a Scotch in its top ranking.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed the world with back-to-back walks on a tightrope between Chicago skyscrapers without a safety net or a harness, performing one of them blindfolded, as a crowd gasped and cheered.
Monday, November 3, 2014
A daring escape across the Berlin Wall, then audacious dashes back to the East to spirit another 30 people to freedom — Hartmut Richter's true story is the stuff of a Cold War thriller.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
From her wheelchair, Maryam Samimi punched the air as the referee's whistle signaled her basketball team's win in an Afghan national tournament, a moment of joy in a country often unkind to those missing limbs.
In a dark alley in northwest London, a small group of people desperately searched for water. But it was too late — the zombies spotted them, and they ran for their lives.
Germany, 1989: Snow falls as an excited crowd breaks through the Wall and people tearfully embrace loved ones after decades of living apart.
A new museum in Canada's western prairies has amassed a unique collection of personal stories from genocide survivors, human rights defenders and others, and wants to share them.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mahjong has become the latest “extravagance” to be condemned in censorious official Chinese media, as pleasure-seeking Communist Party officials are urged to shun the game in the name of curbing corruption.
If you're waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The Alentejo wine region is Portugal's largest, producing about two fifths of the country's wine. A tasting in Lisbon in late October revealed how good the quality has got in recent years.