At the request of air traffic control, an Air Canada jumbo jet dropped down low over the ocean, and the captain instructed passengers to look out their windows in search of a yacht gone adrift. After 16 hours lost at sea, the sailor was rescued.
The 15-year-old Pakistani girl who spoke out against the Taliban and was shot in the head by one of its gunman for her bravery, is "comfortable and stable," say doctors at the U.K. hospital where she's being treated.
In Britain, eyebrows have been raised over the revelation this week that Starbucks has paid almost no corporate tax on its U.K. operations. For its part, the Seattle-based company insists it's done nothing wrong.
Radio Liberty, the U.S.-funded broadcaster, began sending American views into the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. It's being forced to shut down its AM radio station in Moscow, but plans to operate under the same name as an online service.
Gathering voters to watch a presidential debate and then evaluate it is a long tradition in American journalism. So, I got to thinking: What would happen if I invited a bunch of interested foreigners — all of them Chinese citizens — to watch the presidential debate from my Shanghai office?
Despite poverty and poor sanitation, the world's second-most populous country is eradicating polio, which has afflicted India for millennia. Health officials hope India's successful war plan against polio will serve as inspiration for its archrival, Pakistan, in its own fight against the disease.
Photographer Go Takayama has beautifully captured a region that, at least historically, has not been easy to access. That could soon change, though, with the construction of new roads and cities. He has spent the past two years with traditional Kyrgyz nomads on the cusp of change.
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