Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The people of Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar have lived through countless bombings, shootings and kidnappings in recent years, but now a new peril stalks the streets — huge house rats.
Stuart Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49.
Hong Kong counts as one of the world's most saturated markets for portable electronic communication devices, with more iPhones and the like in operation here than we have citizens. Indeed, it is not uncommon to come across an individual sporting two or even three of them at the same time.
A giant bluefin tuna sold for more than US$37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
When Chinese President Xi Jinping stepped on to the airport tarmac in Australia's smallest state Tasmania he was presented with a purple-colored fluffy toy called Bobbie.
In Madrid airport's bustling fourth terminal, Edu's trolley is loaded with suitcases, but he won't be checking them in. Unlike the thousands of Christmas travelers, he is not flying anywhere.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Revelers crowded New York's Times Square and converged on the beaches of Brazil and skyscrapers of Dubai to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters.
“Foul!” yells Lewis Dediare from his bicycle before brandishing a red card in the face of a dumbfounded delivery driver.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Australia's biggest city was Wednesday preparing to lead the world in welcoming the New Year with spectacular fireworks over Sydney Harbour, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege.
The resplendent Christmas display of dolls and teddy bears in the window of the Asi toy store is a hallmark of the holiday season on Madrid's Gran Via, one of the Spanish capital's busiest shopping streets.