| Aug 5, 2008
Third in a series on the changing face of China's capital.
BEIJING -- On the first morning of my recent stay in Beijing, I picked up the China Daily, the government-run English-language newspaper, to see the following phrase near the top of the front...
| Dec 9, 2007
Jane Sibanda waits until the hunger claws her insides and she is so dizzy from lack of food that she can barely stand it.
Then, ashamed, the 70-year-old forces herself to beg for food from other villagers, who themselves are close to starving.
"I take a...
| Dec 15, 2007
The two stuffed lions flanked Robert Mugabe like a couple of eczema- ridden dogs, but the Zimbabwean president seemed delighted by the effect.
"Are you afraid?" he taunted foreign journalists after his party's resounding victory in 2005 parliamentary...
| Apr 25, 2009
Jacob Zuma, the man destined to become South Africa's president after his African National Congress party swept national elections this week, is a polygamist, a former communist revolutionary with little formal education, an alleged taker of lavish bribes...
| Feb 20, 2010
In the frozen woods of the Swedish hinterlands, a lone wolf gnaws on the frozen corpse of an elderly man. The nearby village is covered in snow and deathly quiet. Inside the small homes lie the slaughtered bodies of 18 more victims, all but one of the...