Art & Culture

Growth in tourism industry picks up

International tourism arrivals have returned rapidly to steady growth, showing tourism’s resilience to the effects of the global economic and financial crisis, according to a new OECD report.

The Olympic Flame arrived in London in spectacular fashion on Friday evening with the help of the two Royal Navy Sea King helicopters.

Olympic Flame arrives in London

US swimming heartthrob Ryan Lochte caused a stir on Twitter by offering to personally call up one of his most loyal of fans for a chat.

Olympians get down and social with their fans

Olympic Flame to visit Seven Sisters Cliffs and Tonbridge Castle on its journey from Brighton and Hove to Hastings

On Tuesday 17 July, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay – presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung – will travel 108.86 miles through 13 communities on its journey from Brighton and Hove to Hastings.

London set to welcome Olympic Flame

Today the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed arrangements for the Olympic Flame’s final journey down the River Thames on Friday 27 July and a selection of highlights for its seven-day journey around the capital.

Arizona Army National Guard hosts, takes part in Native American Gourd Ceremony

Native American tribal members perform a ritual dance in unison during the third annual Gourd Dance ceremony at Camp Navajo Training Center, Ariz. The Gourd Dance is a ceremony that honors the warriors of past and present and commemorates the history between the military and the local tribes.

Voters on Taiwan's Matsu Islands OK Casinos

The world’s casino giants found a potential new venue on Saturday as voters on a tiny group of offshore islands near Taiwan approved gambling for the first time. The rural, rugged Matsu islands, with a population of just 10,000, will join Macau, Singapore and the Philippines as a place for casino gambling - in a region where betting is huge even without casinos.

Wisconsin National Guard engages community at Rhythm and Booms

Wisconsin Army National Guard 105-mm cannons are silhouetted against a dazzling fireworks display at the 2012 Rhythm and Booms Independence Day celebration June 30 at Madison's Warner Park. The Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing also held a community engagement event on base to educate area business leaders about their mission and capabilities.

Rwandan Women Thrive on 'Sweet Dreams'


Birthplace of Jesus placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage in Danger List

Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem.