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.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Eleven Taiwan entries for the annual Golden Pin Design Award won recognition on Thursday, along with 10 designs from other parts of the Chinese-speaking world.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Man's best friend is seen as anything but in Iran, where city workers gun down strays and conservatives view pet dogs as a corrupting Western influence.
Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin Williams, to name a few.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Pedestrianized, diesel-free and open all hours: Paris is cleaning up its act as the City of Light seeks to cement its position as one of the world's most visited cities.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
There are sprays, roll-ons and sticks. Now one Bulgarian candy-maker is offering a new kind of deodorant: in the form of delicious sweets.