Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Around two million barrels of oil from the BP spill off the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2010 are believed to have settled on the ocean floor, according to a study Monday.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Toronto elected a moderate conservative as mayor on Monday, ending the Rob Ford era marked by scandals over his illegal drug use and public drunkenness.
Polls opened in Uruguay Sunday to elect a successor to folksy iconoclast President Jose Mujica, who remains popular but cannot stand for reelection under term limits.
New York state Sunday eased its rules for how those arriving from Ebola-stricken West Africa must be treated, ending a mandatory isolation period for people who had no contact with an infected patient.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.
The spirits moved “Ouija” to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaptation leading the weekend with a US$20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.
One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Sunday night, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three.
International donors pledged US$8 billion in development aid Monday for projects across eight countries in the Horn of Africa, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon announced at the start of a visit to the region.
Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected by the narrowest margin in three decades, handing her left-leaning Workers' Party its weakest mandate as it confronts some of the country's biggest challenges in years.