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Nuclear sub in Russia catches fire, takes a day to extinguish

December 30, 2011

A Russian nuclear submarine docked outside the northern city of Murmansk erupted in flames on Thursday. Read Article »


Use winter break to prepare for study abroad programs

December 30, 2011

For most college students, winter break is in full swing. Read Article »


Rousseff's first year in office benefits women in the nation

December 30, 2011

Dilma Rousseff is closing out her first year as Brazils' first female president, and her time in office has been seen as widely beneficial. Read Article »


Eto'o's suspension from Cameroon team outrages teammates

December 29, 2011

Many sports fans may have thought that things would settle down after Cameroon Lions captain Samuel Eto'o and a few other members of the club were formally punished for the team's recent strikes, but the battle wages on. Read Article »


A-Rod travels to Germany for medical treatment

December 29, 2011

Alex Rodriguez, also known as A-Rod to his fans, recently informed his team that he wanted to travel to Germany for a medical procedure not offered in the United States. Read Article »


Least rainforest destruction in Brazil in 23 years

December 29, 2011

Amazon deforestation has reached an all-time low in Brazil this year, which shows that preservation efforts are growing more effective. Read Article »


Matthew McConaughey proposes to Brazilian model girlfriend on Christmas

December 29, 2011

American actor Matthew McConaughey proposed to his longtime girlfriend Camila Alves on Sunday. Read Article »


Homemade light bulbs provide free source of solar-powered light in the Philippines

December 29, 2011

Solar-powered light bulbs are being assembled from recycled materials and installed in rural homes in the Philippines. Read Article »


Canada chooses figure skater Patrick Chan as best athlete of 2011

December 28, 2011

Patrick Chan, the world figure skating champion, was recently given two awards for his athletic prowess. Read Article »


Studying abroad can create life-long international friendships

December 28, 2011

Traveling to another country to pursue one's education can be rewarding in so many ways. Read Article »


China's own GPS system launched this week

December 28, 2011

China recently launched its own satellite navigation service, Beidou, to compete with the U.S. global positioning system (GPS). Read Article »


Prokhorov alludes he will stop partying, start unifying parties

December 28, 2011

Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire who owns the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team, recently announced that he would be running against incumbent Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for the presidency. Read Article »


China tests 300-mph train

December 28, 2011

Traveling by train is seemingly making a comeback, or it at least seems so as new, high-speed train lines have been opening around the world as of late. Read Article »


Team Canada beats Finland, advances to next round of junior world championship

December 27, 2011

The world junior championships of hockey are currently underway in Edmonton, Alberta, and Canadians celebrated Team Canada's eight-to-one victory over Finland on Monday. Read Article »


Phone cards can help families stay in touch over the holidays so they don't have to travel

December 27, 2011

The holidays are here, which means that many people will be traveling to visit relatives or take family vacations. Read Article »


China calls Christian Bale an embarrassment

December 22, 2011

Christian Bale recently visited China to attend the premiere of his latest film, "The Flowers of War," and he managed to cause quite a stir. Read Article »


Non-profit group helps military personnel travel home for the holidays

December 22, 2011

Servicemen and women are often required to move around the country during their enlistment. Read Article »


Second two-headed baby to be born in Brazil is healthy

December 22, 2011

A child born with two heads is a rare occurrence, and Brazil recently welcomed the second two-headed human baby of the year at a small hospital in Anajas. Read Article »


Walmart Canada's Fill the Kettle Day will benefit The Salvation Army in time for the holidays

December 21, 2011

The holidays are a time for giving and Walmart Canada is one of many companies making efforts to raise money for those in need. Read Article »


Mexico has big plans for 2012

December 21, 2011

The new year is approaching, and 2012 is also the year that the Mayan calendar comes to an end. Read Article »


Nigeria Fashion Week goes "green"

December 21, 2011

One of the main themes of this year's Nigeria Fashion Week was "going green," and one of the shows took the theme literally. Read Article »


Calling cards can make great gifts for travelers on your list

December 20, 2011

Finding the perfect present for everyone on your list this holiday season can be a daunting task, but if you are shopping for someone who travels for work or is planning to go abroad for school there are plenty of great gift ideas to choose from. Read Article »


Russia bans import and export of seal skins

December 20, 2011

Russia, along with Belarus and Kazakhstan, recently banned the import and export of harp seal skins. Read Article »


Eto'o denies chance to appeal suspension

December 20, 2011

Samuel Eto'o, the captain of Cameroon's national football team, was recently given a 15-game suspension for his involvement in the recent player strike. Read Article »


Christmas comes alive in Mexico City

December 19, 2011

Ice skating may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Christmas in Mexico, but the capital city has made the winter activity an annual Christmas tradition. Read Article »


Team Canada takes time to visit sick kids in Calgary

December 16, 2011

Team Canada, the hockey team that will represent the nation at the 2012 World Junior Hockey championship, recently stepped off of the ice and paid a visit to a Ronald McDonald charity house in Calgary. Read Article »


Inaugural train from Russia to France embarked this week

December 15, 2011

A new international train line has just been opened that connects Moscow, Berlin and Paris. Read Article »


Brazil may use 2014 World Cup as anti-gun platform

December 15, 2011

Brazilian officials are considering using the 2014 World Cup as a platform for the battle against gun use. Read Article »


Mexican government honors American university president with prestigious award

December 15, 2011

Diana Natalico, the president of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), was recently awarded the highest decoration given to foreign nationals by the Mexican government, the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle. Read Article »


New artifacts uncovered at Teotihuacan ruins

December 15, 2011

Archaeologists in Mexico recently uncovered what they believe could be ancient ceremonial offerings at the Teotihuacan ruins north of Mexico City. Read Article »


Chinese wines beat French in blind tasting

December 14, 2011

Recently, a blind wine tasting was held to determine whether Chinese or French wines were superior, and it appears as though the Asian competitors were victorious. Read Article »


Eto'o suspended following FECAFOOT hearing decision

December 14, 2011

Cameroon's national football federation, FECAFOOT, recently came to a decision concerning disciplinary actions for Indomitable Lions captain Samuel Eto'o. Read Article »


Nigerian Olympic medalist Sunday Bada dies at age 42

December 13, 2011

Sunday Bada, an Olympic medalist from Nigeria, passed away on Monday, December 12. Read Article »


Cameroon Lion's captain meets with panel to discuss strike

December 13, 2011

The hearing to discuss Lions captain Samuel Eto'o's involvement in the team's strike was held recently, but no decisions have been reached, according to BBC Sport. Read Article »


Make-A-Wish Foundation helps a child travel to the Philippines for Christmas

December 13, 2011

Rolfo "Julius" Dogillo, a 15-year-old Filipino boy, recently found out that the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam would be fulfilling his request and sending him and his mother home to the Philippines for the holidays. Read Article »


Desmond Tutu recovers from surgery while honored at University of Cape Town graduation

December 12, 2011

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently underwent surgery a few months after celebrating his 80th birthday. Read Article »


Scientists gather in Germany to determine how to harness sun's energy most effectively

December 12, 2011

Scientists in Germany are working to create the technology needed to harness solar power directly from outer space. Read Article »


Russian billionaire announces his bid for presidency

December 12, 2011

Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian billionaire and the chairman of Russia's largest gold producer Polyus Gold, recently announced his plan to run for president in March's elections. Read Article »


Brazilian community finds success in long distance learning program

December 9, 2011

Students who live in more remote regions of Brazil are finding new ways to learn and pursue their education. Read Article »


House votes unanimously to ease airport security for active military personally

December 8, 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted unanimously to approve the "Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the MIlitary Act," according to MSNBC. Read Article »


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