April 30, 2013 The Neskantaga First Nation is grappling with mental health and other issues in Canada's northern Ontario, where a high suicide rate prompted officials to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. The community has a population of around 400.
April 30, 2013 The French may have a global reputation as gastronomes, but the majority of their restaurant spending now goes to fast food chains, a new survey finds. The change comes amid shrinking lunch breaks and growing laxity among the French when it comes to their famously rigid food culture rules.
April 30, 2013 The bombing is the second in as many days in Damascus and is thought to be part of a stepped-up campaign against the government.
April 30, 2013 The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was crippled in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami. Groundwater continues to pour into its reactor buildings, and workers are pumping it out. A forest likely will be cut down to make room for more storage tanks. Meanwhile, some storage facilities are leaking.
April 30, 2013 Following recent tradition, Queen Beatrix chose to abdicate in order to pass the crown to a new generation. Her son, Willem-Alexander, becomes the first Dutch king since 1890.
April 30, 2013 The Justice Department says about half of all international criminal organizations have links to extremist groups, such as Hezbollah, the Taliban and FARC rebels in Colombia. But diffuse priorities are hindering U.S. efforts to combat this growing problem of transnational, organized crime.
April 30, 2013 The country is preparing to host the 2014 World Cup by refurbishing its stadiums for soccer's biggest event. But some of the venues are behind schedule, and the preparations are costing taxpayers more than they expected. Some now wonder if all of the fanfare is worth the effort.
April 30, 2013 Charles Darwin is known as the father of evolution. But another British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, played a major role in developing the theory of natural selection before fading into obscurity. A trip to what's now Sulawesi in Indonesia, and the unique animals he found there, helped form his seminal ideas.