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World NowU.S. Navy Seals in dramatic hostage rescue in Somalia: In a dramatic overnight rescue, U.S. military helicopters with Navy Seals swooped into Somalia and safely rescued two Western aid workers....
World NowScotland, independence, sovereignty, Tibet, Basques, Quebec, Puerto Rico: Scotland could take steps toward seceding from Britain, Henry Chu reports. It isn’t the only place in the world with an independence movement. Click on our photo gallery to...
World NowWidow of London Underground suicide bomber suspected of alleged terror plans in Kenya: Kenyan police suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, 28, the British widow of Jermaine Linday, one of the 2005 London Underground suicide bombers,of involvement in a terror...
OutpostsJason Kontomitras had a dream and a desire. The 12-year-old Los Angeles resident wanted to help blind and vision-impaired children in Guatemala be able to receive sight-restoring surgeries. To accomplish this, he set out on a fund-raising mission --...
Babylon & BeyondTestifying to the infectious fever of calling for democratic change, protests spread Friday to the tiny East African nation of Djibouti, where thousands rallied in demand that the president resign. President Ismail Omar Guelleh has incurred the wrath of...
OutpostsTennis legend Martina Navratilova embarked Monday on her attempt to summit Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, a charity helping disadvantaged youth worldwide through sports-based projects. The...
OutpostsTennis legend Martina Navratilova has reached Day 4 of her attempt to summit Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro and is finding the ascent, and the weather, more challenging thus far than she imagined it would be. Here's an excerpt from Navratilova's most......
OutpostsTennis legend Martina Navratilova has suspended her first attempt to climb Tanzania's 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro after feeling unwell on the fourth day of the ascent. Navratilova, 54, was assisted down the mountain by porters and driven to the nearby...
Tennis great Martina Navratilova recounts having to give up Kilimanjaro climb after becoming seriously illOutpostsTimes sports columnist Bill Dwyre was one of a handful of reporters who spoke to Martina Navratilova by telephone Sunday morning following her release from a hospital where the tennis legend had been after becoming seriously ill during her attempt......
Pop & HissRobert Christgau is one of the prime forces in writing about popular music. He's my spiritual dad and a role model for many other cultural critics and journalists. Though he's published books and many longer essays and articles, Bob's best-known......
Special to The Los Angeles TimesWith a peace deal in place and security almost back to normal, Kenya's beleaguered tourism industry is again welcoming travelers who had abandoned the East African nation after more than 1,000 people were killed in a post-election crisis. The U.S....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCABRILLO BEACH A tour of tide pools A guided walk along the rocky shore at Point Fermin State Marine Park is included in an interactive presentation about tide-pool flora and fauna. Where, when: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive,...
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