The US Coast Guard has captured on film the drama of a single-engine airplane and its pilot splashing safely onto the Pacific Ocean thanks to a parachute inside its fuselage.
The factory-new Cirrus SR22 was en route to Hawaii on Sunday afternoon on a ferry flight from the San Francisco area when it “ran out of fuel”, the Coast Guard said in a press release.
A winter storm pounds New York, hitting millions of people and forcing the rare cancelation of Broadway shows in an "historic" blizzard.
The EU took a tough tone towards Greece after the radical left party Syriza stormed to victory in elections, warning that Athens' place in the eurozone depended on it honouring agreements on debt and austerity.
Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. But unlike them, his seemingly simple abode is designed to withstand typhoons, flooding and earthquakes -- and at a cost of less than $4,000 could herald a new wave of cheap, sustainable housing.