| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Under suspended strings of glistening snowflakes, the glitterati gathered for UNICEF's 9th annual Snowflake Ball at Gotham's Cipriani Wall Street on Dec. 3. "Every single snowflake up there, like every child, is special and unique," emcee Bryant Gumbel...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Marion Cotillard wore a striking dress from Dior Haute Couture to the "Waltz With Monica" premiere at the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival on Wednesday. The elegant dress adds a touch of whimsy with orange-and-black-striped silk layered under...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:08 AM
As the death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the powerful typhoon that swept through the Philippines last week, Southern California’s local Filipino community has been mobilizing to assist in relief efforts.
A 5K Charity Walk was held...
| Oct 13, 2013
He was 15 years old but looked 12, a reedy, pale little guy with a mop of dark hair. When he stood in front of the class to tell his story, he was so nervous you could see his skinny legs trembling under his khakis. The drama class assignment was to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:31 PM
More than 8,000 miles away, in India, a groundbreaking is taking place thanks to someone who lives here in Huntington Beach.
Father Angelos Sebastian, who was born in Kerala, India, in 1975, left his home at age 14 to join the minor seminary in the...
| Oct 21, 2013
Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:46 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Madagascar is set to hold elections Friday, trying to shrug off the effects of a 2009 coup that plunged millions of people into poverty and hunger due to subsequent African and Western sanctions and withdrawal of budget aid....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:32 PM
The evening of Oct. 14 was marked by Seventeen Magazine's Pretty Amazing winner, Lindsay Brown, a soccer player and recent Notre Dame graduate, sharing her inspiring story of helping to educate and empower young girls in Nepal and Africa. For more about...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:52 PM
MADAYA, Syria (AP) — Clutching his books close to his chest, 12-year-old Abdo al-Fikri eagerly walked into a classroom last month in Madaya, an opposition-held village in northern Syria, his brother and sister trailing behind him. It has been a year...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The students at Glassell Park Elementary School in Los Angeles who assembled to talk about UNICEF's annual Trick-or-Treat program exploded in excited screams. And while the 63-year-old campaign that collects donations during Halloween for children in need...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Lakers forward Pau Gasol was moved by his recent trip to Dohuk, Iraq, to visit with Syrian refugees.
"Most of the people didn't know who I was. They didn't know what I do," Gasol told The Times on Friday via telephone from Spain. "They saw someone...