| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:53 AM
New York fashion designer Yoana Baraschi celebrated the 10th anniversary of her business last week at the Anthropologie store in Beverly Hills. The fete showcased the designer’s exclusive 11-piece anniversary line, including the New Light dress ($...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:53 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two leaders of the Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Shabab, including the coordinator of its suicide attacks, were killed Monday in a drone attack, according to witnesses and a spokesman for the fighters.
A senior U.S....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Four Somali men were arraigned in a Kenyan court Monday, charged with aiding the September terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping mall in which at least 67 civilians and members of the security forces died.
| Mar 30, 2014
Anne Sweeney doesn't shy away from a challenge.
"There are over 600,000 refugees in Kenya and over 100,000 refugees in Nairobi," says Sweeney, 35, executive director and co-founder of Heshima Kenya, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Still abuzz over Lupita Nyong'o's supporting actress win at the Oscars, Kenya's emerging film biz is looking to build on the attention that the homegrown star's success has generated abroad. Best known for a locations industry that's created iconic...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:40 AM
World Class Gymnastics extended its rule over the top two levels of girls gymnastics at the Virginia State Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Richmond.
The WC Level 10s, though not as strong as last year’s team, still had enough firepower to...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:31 PM
When you're working with wild animals, sometimes things don't go exactly as planned.
"I've been hurt quite a few times by animals—stung and bitten and scratched and stabbed," actor/adventurer Dominic Monaghan said. "This year I have about 40...
| Feb 27, 2014
Rajendran Raja, an Indian-born physicist who was educated in England and came to the United States in the1970s to work as a physicist at Fermilab near Batavia, is considered a driving force in some of the more significant discoveries in physics over the...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Meryl Streep had to wait three years before she received her first Oscar nomination after she graduated from the Yale School of Drama.
Lupita Nyong'o landed the role that would get her an Academy Award win for outstanding supporting actress even...
| Feb 28, 2014
One of the first elephant paintings Liora Davis ever completed, "Mother and Son," depicts a baby African forest elephant nuzzling his mother's trunk amid the tall savannah grass of the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic. Although...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:27 PM
For anyone in Hollywood or the heartland who didn’t fall in love with Lupita Nyong’o’s talent after seeing her performance in best picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” or was somehow unmoved by the supporting actress’s...
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...