Last summer, when nearly 2 million vacationers descended on California’s Yosemite National Park, the line of cars at the South Entrance was often nearly a mile long.
When I met Awad Mahmoud el-Abedy, a 36-year-old tour guide, on Feb. 4, he was manning a pile of stones at the southern entrance to Tahrir Square and had the wild-eyed disheveled look of a freedom fighter
Anyone expecting that the U.N.-mandated air campaign over Libya is going to enable the country’s rebels to deliver a knockout blow to the Gaddafi regime ought to visit the front line, around 10 km north of Ajdabiyah. That front line has barely moved in the four days since allied air strikes last weekend destroyed the regime’s armored column that had been advancing on the rebel capital of Benghazi.
A store owner in New York who is being hailed as a hero after rescuing a 4-year-old boy from a burning building said he plans to visit the child in the hospital Friday. Horia Cretan, who owns an electronics store in the Bronx structure where the fire broke out, also hopes to meet Christopher’s parents for the first time, he told CNN’s “American Morning.” The boy is expected to recover, Cretan said.
Two sentences inscribed above the refurbished entrance hall of Moscow’s Kurskaya metro station are causing great agitation for survivors of Russian labor camps.Yuri Fidelgoldsh, who had five ribs removed after imprisonment six decades ago, is one of the offended survivors. “Stalin reared us on loyalty to the people,” says the inscription above the pristine marble floors of the metro station.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of a military coup that ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. About 30,000 protesters, who wore red shirts in support of Thaksin, gathered in the country’s capital near the Government House, said police Lt
A lone gunman wounded a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday before being injured by return fire, according to police and a museum statement. The suspect was identified as James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist from Maryland, two law enforcement officials told CNN.
A family of 18 Pakistani men, women and children trudges down a dirt road toward a refugee camp. Adolescent girls carry infants on their hips, while the men lug bundles of belongings on their backs. “Come, stay close to me,” said one woman wrapped in brightly colored robes, speaking to three children trailing behind her.