Dozens of stars and thousands of fans turned out for the taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular" at the United Center. Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Stevie Wonder were among those who honored the iconic talk show host.
China's expanding network of ultramodern high-speed trains and rail networks have come under growing scrutiny over costs because of concerns that builders ignored safety standards in the quest to build faster trains in record time.
John Paul Belmondo is honored for his 50 year career along with photocalls and premieres for "Days of Grace" and Jodie Foster's "The Beaver" in this collection for day seven of the Cannes International Film Festival.
On the 63rd anniversary of "Nakba," a term used by Palestinians in reference to the establishment of Israel in 1948, violence erupted between protesters and Israeli forces, with at least 10 dead and hundreds wounded. Speculation has arisen that the clashes are indicative of the "Arab spring" heading to Israel.
Mississippi River flooding this spring is likely to affect crops in at least five U.S. states, as well as have a heavy impact on local casinos, and oil production. Monetary estimates are considered incomplete, but the cost of the floods could wind up in the billions of dollars, experts said.
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