New York mayor calls for end of protests after policemen murders

Tsunami-ravaged Indonesian fishing town rises rapidly from the ruins

'Queens of Africa' dolls take on Barbie in Nigeria

Hundreds protest against US-Cuba rapprochement in Miami

New York mayor calls for end of protests after policemen murders

Tue, 23 Dec 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the citizens of his city to "put aside protests," to mourn the deaths of two law enforcement officers who were shot in the streets of Brooklyn on Saturday, by a man who claimed on social media he wanted to avenge the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. (Cover photo: Reuters)

Tsunami-ravaged Indonesian fishing town rises rapidly from the ruins

Tue, 23 Dec 2014

Rows of new houses and beautiful mosques with glittering minarets give little clue that the sleepy Indonesian fishing town of Meulaboh was the ground zero of the 2004 Asian tsunami, highlighting the success of a multi-billion-dollar reconstruction effort.

'Queens of Africa' dolls take on Barbie in Nigeria

Tue, 23 Dec 2014

Hoping to be a hit this festive season are the 'Queens of Africa', a Nigerian rival to the classic Barbie doll.

Hundreds protest against US-Cuba rapprochement in Miami

Mon, 22 Dec 2014

With American and Cuban flags in hand, around 200 people - many from dissident Cuban organizations - gathered Saturday in Little Havana, Miami, to protest against US President Barack Obama's announcement of a rapprochement with communist-ruled Cuba.