- World Heavy Rain Floods Southern Japan; over a Dozen Presumed Dead Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and doz...
- Middle East Families of Syria Detainees Hope for News amid U.S. Sanctions Alaa Arnous and his family found the photo of his father Mohammed online last week, the first proof of his fate since he was seized by Syrian gov...
Copyrights and images from Marilyn Monroe's first photo shoot are hitting the auction block.
A bankruptcy judge in Florida ruled earlier this week that photos taken in 1946 of Norma Jeane Dougherty — who went on to become the iconic Monroe — will be sold at auction to settle the debts of the photographer.Full Story
The world's great ballet houses are accustomed to cheers, shouts of "Bravo," even standing ovations. Rock star-groupie screams? Not so much.
But all bets are off when there's a Beatle in the house.Full Story
Despite intense security for a national meeting of Mexico's state prosecutors and tough talk from top cops, criminals dumped more bodies in Veracruz three days after gunmen left 35 corpses on a major avenue during rush hour.
A navy official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Friday that police found 11 bodies around town Thursday, even as this Gulf of Mexico port city ramped up security for the prosecutors meeting by deploying hundreds of soldiers, sailors and police on the streets.Full Story
Officials say Japan is ordering more tests on rice growing near a crippled nuclear power plant after finding elevated levels of radiation.
The government officials said Saturday that a sample of unharvested rice contained 500 becquerels of cesium per kilogram.Full Story
Ever since eliminating pizza from his diet, Novak Djokovic has been on a roll.
Djokovic has been boasting all season about how he has more energy on the tennis court since starting a gluten-free diet, cutting out pizza and bread from his daily life. But the top-ranked Serb has been reluctant to discuss his new regimen in any detail, preferring to let his game do the talking.Full Story
Inside a storefront in downtown Little Rock's busy River Market district is an art exhibit that brings to the surface the emotions felt by the victims of a dark chapter in U.S. history: paintings, sculpture and drawings by inmates of a Japanese internment camp during World War II.
The works were created at the Rohwer Relocation Center in southeast Arkansas, one of 10 camps set up to hold Japanese detainees who were forced from their homes after the U.S. entered the war.Full Story
Brazil is getting ready for the return of Rock in Rio, an extravaganza headlined by Elton John, Katy Perry and Shakira that is billed as the world's biggest music festival.
The festival that opens Friday also includes Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Coldplay, performing before an audience expected to total some 700,000 by the time it closes on Oct. 2.Full Story
Looters stormed Ivory Coast's national museum during the country's bloody political crisis earlier this year, plundering nearly $8.5 million worth of art including the institution's entire gold collection.
Five months later, the museum's gates still open and close at the posted hours, but empty display cases gather dust. A lone set of elephant tusks sits in the dark in the museum's main exposition room.Full Story
Style icon Pippa Middleton took a front row seat as one of her favorite designers, Temperley London, unveiled its Spring/Summer 2012 collection at London Fashion Week.
The catwalk show Monday at the British Museum launched elegantly glamorous designs inspired by the silver screen.Full Story
It can talk, see, drive and no longer needs a human being to control it by remote. The car of the future — completely computer-controlled — is on the streets of Berlin.
All summer, researchers from the city's Free University have been testing the automobile around the German capital.Full Story