The Washington Monument, damaged during the August earthquake that struck D.C., is currently under inspection for signs of additional, previously-unnoticed structural issues and will be closed to the public for an undisclosed period of time.
Yemeni medical officials say government troops have opened fire on protesters in the capital Sanaa, wounding at least 18 people. The shooting signals President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime is stepping up its crackdown on the opposition following the leader's surprise return home that coincided with a dramatic surge in violence .
After more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia in the wake of an assassination attempt, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to Yemen to demonstrations by both supporters and protesters.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has addressed the United Nations today in a bid for Palestine to attain the status of a full member state in the U.N., and as the bid has been filed, tensions have been flaring at checkpoints around the West Bank.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Robert De Niro crossed the New York Harbor to take part in a ceremony in anticipation of the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 in New York.
As one could expect, many of the rich became richer, but just who came out on top of the Forbes 400 list of the richest individuals in America? Bill Gates, of course, but there are several surprises to be found on the list of the richest Americans, including some of the youngest, and oldest, individuals to stash away billions in the bank.
he death toll from a typhoon that hit Japan this week climbed to 11 Thursday, with five people still missing, officials say. Typhoon Roke weakened into an extratropical cyclone Thursday afternoon and as it moved over Hokkaido, Kyodo News reported.
Iranian soldiers march during the annual military parade on September 22, 2011 in front of the mausoleum of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran,Iran. The parade marks the beginning of the 1980-1988 war between Iran and Iraq.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee regarding whether the power of Google serves consumers or threatens competition on Capitol Hill.
The United Nations is holding its 66th General Assembly in the UN building in New York City, with the issue of Palestinian statehood taking the main center stage as the Palestinian Authority hopes to present the issue to the assembly on Friday.
Georgia executed Troy Davis Wednesday for the murder of a police officer after the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday rejected Davis' appeal for a stay of execution. Davis was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. EDT, the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison said.
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