| Jul 31, 2011
The world has been slow to react to the growing specter of famine in Somalia, despite repeated warnings by the United Nations and aid organizations that millions of people are at risk. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that nearly 4 million...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:11 AM
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the world's poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub.
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Entrants: 36,000 official entrants
Start times: Wheelchair division, 9:17 a.m.; elite women 9:32 a.m.; elite men and wave one, 10 a.m.
Viewing: WBZ-TV, Ch. 4, in Boston and at Boston.cbslocal.com. Live national TV coverage on Universal...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:59 PM
BOSTON — Hampered by injuries, Ryan Hall hasn't run a full marathon since 2012. But he is the fastest American marathoner, clocking a 2:04:58 at Boston in 2011.
Hall, 31, a two-time Olympic marathoner, has just come off training at altitude in...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, April 16:
The Defense Department's Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa, now in at least 18 countries.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:23 AM
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying dozens of people in western Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, killing nine and wounding six others, state-run media said on Wednesday.
There was no claim of responsibility and no group was blamed...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits.
The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America.
Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Amane Gobena glanced over her shoulder several times as she approached the final stretch of Sunday's L.A. Marathon.
Gobena, of Ethiopia, wanted to make sure that no one could threaten her shot at a $75,000 payday.
She had no need to worry.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Amane Gobena of Ethiopia won the women's race and Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men's race in the 29th Asics L.A. Marathon.
Gobena, 31, won in 2 hours 27 minutes 37 seconds, collecting $25,000 for the victory.
Burka, 26, clocked a 2:10:37 to win a...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Illuminating a tradition in much of rural Ethiopia that grossly violates the rights of women and girls, "Difret" presents an important message, albeit in rather clunky narrative terms. More showing and less telling would have made this fact-inspired drama...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
PARK CITY, Utah — When Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, newly arrived in the United States to continue his education, wrote to his father in Ethiopia that he'd decided to study film, the reaction was not exactly positive.
"He wrote back a two-page letter...