Two typhoons roil over the Pacific, captured in a spectacular satellite photo, but only Typhoon Goni is projected to make landfall, clipping the Philippines, Taiwan and then possibly striking southern Japan.
Could two treasure hunters have found a legendary Nazi train packed with gold that vanished 70 years ago? It's a question authorities in Poland's mountainous southwestern Walbrzych district are taking seriously.
Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius probably will not be granted an early transfer from prison to house arrest Friday as had been expected, because South Africa's justice minister has ordered a board to review the parole decision, South African Justice Ministry spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga said Wednesday.
It is a cruel irony that a region so blessed with the treasures of early human civilizations is also among those most troubled by conflict. As the violence threatens to annihilate some of history's greatest monuments, we count the cost of our irreplaceable losses.