Sunday, December 21, 2014
The Christmas lights came on at the Vatican Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message of “light, hope and love” at the end of an extraordinary year for the Catholic Church.
At dawn before commuting to his job in London's business district Canary Wharf, 26-year-old Nathaniel Hone joins hundreds of revelers at a dance party fueled only by coffee and smoothies.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Abu Dhabi's national carrier, Etihad, showcased on Thursday the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with “the only three-room suite in the sky.”
Friday, December 19, 2014
People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 65.3 in 1990, a study said Thursday, noting the gains came despite big increases in liver cancer and chronic kidney deaths.
In a small village in western France, in makeshift shelters bared to the elements, a treasure trove of extremely rare cars has been discovered after lying forgotten for almost 50 years.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Nancy Hatch Dupree fell in love with Afghanistan on her first visit in 1962, and embarked on a lifelong mission to preserve the rich cultural heritage of an ancient land scarred by modern wars.
Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the contest's glitzy final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe.
Monday, December 15, 2014
The annual pub crawl featuring thousands of drunken Santas on the streets of New York City began Saturday with a lawyer's lecture after complaints about participants' wild behavior.
Mention northern Nigeria and the first thing that may spring to mind is Boko Haram. Zainab Ashadu is hoping to change that — by selling designer handbags.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
In traditional wine-making regions younger generations of winemakers like to shake things up a bit. What is unusual in Alsace is how badly it has been in need of some shaking up.