Behind the divisions in today’s Ukraine is a post-Soviet oligarchy rooted in the industrial East
Thousands of unwanted people live between the borders of these two countries
Jose Salvador Albarengo, 37, a fisherman from El Salvador, told officials that he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean, drinking turtle blood and catching fish with his bare hands.
Albarengo said he went on what …
Ukraine’s President is still unwilling to negotiate with opposition leaders
Another round of clashes took place in Kiev as Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signalled his willingness to negotiate with opposition leaders.
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An acclaimed gay performance artist talks about living in fear and secrecy
The pontiff took yet another unconventional position
Watch Olympic luge athlete Shiva Keshavan race down a busy highway and even slide under a truck
A Chinese doctor, Zhang Shuxia, admitted to stealing babies from families she was close to and then selling them into human trafficking, state media said. She is expected to face harsh punishment under Chinese law.
Six of the …
Stuck since Christmas Eve, researchers and crew members of the icebound Russian research ship seemed to be in high spirits throughout their ordeal. Some broke down in tears, though, once they were safely away from the ice.
A Russian ship with 74 researchers and crew members has been stranded in Antarctica for nearly a week. Numerous rescue missions have failed. They will have to be rescued by air.
British code-breaker Alan Turing has been called a genius, a war hero and one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. But he was gay, and in 1952 was convicted of homosexuality.