Iran armless woman lives independent life with feet

2011-01-25 11:33:24

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.".

Denmark's princess gives birth to twins

2011-01-09 08:28:54

Denmark's Crown Princess Mary has given birth to twins — a boy and a girl — the royal court announced Saturday.

White House press secretary resigning

2011-01-06 14:39:34

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.

A busy first day for Brazil's new president

2011-01-04 08:10:50

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.

'Spider-Man' stuntman falls during Broadway preview

2010-12-22 09:04:14

A leading stuntman in the Broadway musical "Spider-Man" was recovering in hospital on Tuesday after falling 30 feet (9.1 meters) during a performance in yet another setback for the troubled musical.

WikiLeaks founder stars in rap comedy

2010-12-23 08:11:44

The creators of Australian Internet hit Rap News on Wednesday said they were still "pinching themselves" after controversial and reclusive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a cameo role.

UK Queen's granddaughter Zara to wed rugby player

2010-12-22 09:25:29

Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is to marry England rugby player Mike Tindall.

Facebook's Zuckerberg starts China visit

2010-12-20 17:09:11

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has started his visit to China with a tour of the offices of the country's top search engine.

WikiLeaks' Assange says fears US extradition

2010-12-18 11:58:11

WikiLeaks founder said that he was the target of an aggressive US probe and feared extradition to the United States was "increasingly likely".

Zuckerberg, Time's Person of the Year

2010-12-16 06:32:48

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of The Facebook social networking site that has more than half a billion users, was named Time magazine's 2010 Person of the Year on Wednesday.

Rebuilding lives

2010-12-12 09:50:57

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.

King of the slopes: Shaun's style

2010-12-12 09:47:20

His is the most recognized face of snowboarding today, something he promotes as easily as the transition he makes between snow and skateboarding.