| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Zimbabwe officials brushed off reports that President Robert Mugabe was gravely ill on Tuesday, as a lengthy trip to Singapore stirred up rumors that he was fighting off death abroad....
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:16 PM
Pope John Paul II moves a step closer to sainthood on Sunday when his successor beatifies him before an expected crowd of several hundred thousand people. Pilgrims from all over the world, many from the pope's native Poland, have flocked to Rome to...
| May 1, 2011
| 3:04 PM
The late Pope John Paul II was moved a major step closer to sainthood on Sunday at a ceremony that drew about a million and a half people to Rome and was celebrated by Catholics around the world.
"From now on Pope John Paul II shall be called 'blessed,'"...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Director Michael Bassett loves to blow stuff up. That's why Cinemax's "Strike Back" was the perfect choice for his first TV directing gig.
"I blow up an ambulance and it's one of the biggest indoor explosions I've ever seen," Bassett told me at San Diego...
| Jun 28, 2008
Robert Mugabe began life as a shy, bookish boy whose deeply Catholic mother said he was bound for greatness after his two older brothers died and his father, a carpenter, abandoned the family.
Armed with steely self-discipline, Mugabe excelled at St....
| Feb 20, 2010
In the frozen woods of the Swedish hinterlands, a lone wolf gnaws on the frozen corpse of an elderly man. The nearby village is covered in snow and deathly quiet. Inside the small homes lie the slaughtered bodies of 18 more victims, all but one of the...
| Aug 5, 2008
Third in a series on the changing face of China's capital.
BEIJING -- On the first morning of my recent stay in Beijing, I picked up the China Daily, the government-run English-language newspaper, to see the following phrase near the top of the front...
| Sep 3, 2007
Kuda Shumba goes at one speed: fast. He prides himself on being able to get hold of almost anything, and he's open for business day or night.
That's what it takes to be one of Zimbabwe's black-market cowboys.
Shumba spends his days on a motorbike...
| Dec 9, 2007
Jane Sibanda waits until the hunger claws her insides and she is so dizzy from lack of food that she can barely stand it.
Then, ashamed, the 70-year-old forces herself to beg for food from other villagers, who themselves are close to starving.
"I take a...
| Apr 8, 2008
The first to go was the English teacher. Six months later, the commerce teacher followed. The next year, 2005, the trickle turned into an exodus. By 2007, the departures from Mufakose 3 High School were like bricks in a collapsing...
| Nov 13, 2007
We have been waiting for bread for nearly two hours in a rubbish-strewn lane behind a supermarket. It is midmorning, the sun already blazing down on the 50 or so people in line, when three policemen stroll to the front.
A low rumble of discontent rolls...
| Dec 15, 2007
The two stuffed lions flanked Robert Mugabe like a couple of eczema- ridden dogs, but the Zimbabwean president seemed delighted by the effect.
"Are you afraid?" he taunted foreign journalists after his party's resounding victory in 2005 parliamentary...