| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:13 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, new students at the University of Granada medical school in Spain are pelted with food by older students during a traditional fall hazing ritual. Tokyo: Japanese businessmen contend with strong wind and rain as deadly...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:09 PM
The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women.
Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Confronting years of denial, Bosnian helmer Jasmila Zbanic's brave drama "For Those Who Can Tell No Tales" commemorates the more than 3,000 Bosniaks murdered during ethnic cleansing in the Visegrad area in the 1990s, especially the women tortured in...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:30 PM
An attention-grabbing, potentially profile-elevating performance by up-and-comer Hunter Page-Lochard is the major selling point of "Around the Block," an Aussie variation of the oft-spun scenario about an at-risk high-schooler who gets a shot at...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Netflix will make its first foray into original comedy and documentary programming with Canadian comic Russell Peters next month, as the Internet streamer continues to fashion itself in the image of a premium cable network.
Starting Monday, Oct. 14,...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:29 PM
There's Nothing Like Australia (free for iPad)
What it is: an iPad app from Tourism Australia designed to help travelers plan a visit. It highlights 13 areas, including Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Canberra, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island and Hayman Island....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Sydney, Australia, starting and ending point of many cruises and a popular port of call on world cruises and other extended voyages, invariably makes the lists of the world’s most scenic harbors –along with the likes of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil,...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose debut novel, "The Power of One," was made into a popular 1992 movie starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 79.
Courtenay died Thursday at his home in Canberra, Australia, according to his...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Robert W. Edgar
Six-term Pennsylvania congressman
Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...
| Sep 12, 2012
Filmed shark for 'Jaws'
Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia....