North Pole: Santa swamped by millions of letters

A Bolivian UN peacekeeper dressed like Santa Claus distributes biscuits during an animation performed by Bolivian UN peacekeepers.


World Bank Supports More Efficient and More Reliable District Heating Services in Moldova

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Director approved a US$40.5 million financing to the Republic of Moldova for the District Heating Efficiency Improvement Project, which will fund investments aimed at improving the efficiency of the district heating services in Chisinau.


New Partnership to Help Bring Clean Cooking to 100 Million Households by 2020

A major new partnership between the World Bank Group and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will work to spur a transition to clean cooking for 100 million households, which still use inefficient cookstoves and solid fuels for cooking.


Actor Robin Williams Dead at 63 in Apparent Suicide

Tributes have been pouring in for actor-comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead at his home near San Francisco, California, the victim of an apparent suicide. He was 63.


A British Teenager rescued off Mevagissey after asking for help on Facebook

An 18-year-old man has been rescued after his dinghy capsized off Mevagissey.



UK's New measures to increase transparency on council home values

Members of the public will be able to see the value of the assets councils hold.



On World Population Day, UN calls for investment in young people

Young people contributing to a workshop on climate change in Iguiwaz, Morocco.

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More than half of world's population now living in urban areas, UN survey finds

City view of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Germany Crushes Brazil 7-1 in World Cup Semifinal

Germany gave one of the most breathtaking displays of offensive firepower in World Cup history Tuesday - demolishing host Brazil in the semifinals, 7-1, to advance to the championship game.


World Cup: Argentina, Netherlands Advance

Argentina qualified for its first trip to the World Cup semifinals in nearly a quarter-century Saturday, while the Netherlands secured its second straight visit to the semifinal round.