Thursday, July 2, 2015
With 30 hectares (74 acres) of pine forest, it could be Beirut's answer to New York's Central Park, but for 20 years the capital's largest green space has been de facto off-limits to Lebanese.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A British shoe-shop employee has raised over 30,000 euros (US$33,575) so far through an online crowdfunding project to help Greece meet its IMF debt repayment due on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
After decades spent playing simultaneous chess, an 87-year-old Hungarian pensioner clinched a world record Sunday, by finally overtaking a total set by 1920s Cuban grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca.
The Dalai Lama made his first appearance at Glastonbury on Sunday, spending an hour in the rain addressing festival-goers on how the world could be a happier place.
Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger had some advice for three Massachusetts high school girls who wrote to him for a history project: Crime doesn't pay.
The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Every day Sara Velez, a Colombian law student, walks to class through a hail of catcalls that often veer into obscenity, a daily reality that Latin American women are increasingly fighting.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Thando Hopa grew up in the shade, her porcelain skin protected by long sleeves and sunscreen until the day the South African decided to fight prejudice against albinos by becoming a model.
A giant gorilla with brooding good looks and rippling muscles is causing a stir at a Japanese zoo, with women flocking to check out the hunky pin-up.