Monday, August 18, 2014
A giant 63-meter blue whale shark statue towers over the world's largest aquarium, on a Chinese island being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.
Aid workers rushing to save lives worldwide are increasingly becoming targets for attack, in a worrying development for NGOs trying to ease suffering in hostile war zones.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The lions sit dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lie contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo.
The mail comes in sackloads to the town of North Pole every day, all addressed to Santa Claus. The 2,000-inhabitant town in the U.S. state of Alaska does pretty well out of an irresistible name.
Bubbling with optimism and energy, the U.S. physician who was the inspiration for the Robin Williams film “Patch Adams” will do anything to elicit a soothing laugh.
Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty.
Friday, August 15, 2014
War destroyed their homes and her big white dress, but Heba and Omar agreed nothing would stand in the way of their future happiness.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Note to romance-struck couples strolling in Paris, the eternal city of love: please consider immortalizing your passion with a “selfie” rather than lashing a padlock to a city bridge.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Round, bell-like bodies drifting and dancing through the water — a most relaxing sight that also carries an air of mystery. Jellyfish are aquarium idols that attract many people as soothing, umbrella-shaped creatures.