Etezadolsaltaneh, a retired special education teacher, was born with no arms but lives the life of an independent woman who has been doing cooking, painting, weaving kilims and taking care for her mother who is a cancer patient. She gets $600 per month as pension from the government and lives by the mantra "To want is to succeed.".
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and one of the most visible and forceful advocates for President Barack Obama, is quitting his job to become an outside political adviser. The change is among the many expected in the coming days as Obama redefines his leadership team to get ready for a re-election bid and a more powerful opposition Republican Party.
Brazil's new President Dilma Rousseff held a flurry of talks with foreign envoys Sunday during her first full day in office after succeeding her hugely popular predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Ireland's Peter Goff, the man who local expatriates credit with galvanizing their close-knit community into action following the May 12, 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province, says he still has 18 months of relief projects to finish in the region.