The rest of the world is just starting to learn about the big news from Down Under this past weekend. On Saturday, 16-year-old Jessica Watson sailed into the waters of Sydney, Australia, returning home after a …
NewsFeed touched upon last Friday’s soccer World Cup bids in Switzerland. This was where the competing nations made their case to governing body FIFA in the hope of being awarded the 2018 honor of hosting. But nobody saw this coming.
“They’ve poured some water on the fire, but the fire has not gone out,”
— NIALL FERGUSON, an economic historian at Harvard, on the €750 billion European debt bailout plan announced last week. The New York Times reported …
Before the first whistle is even blown at this year’s World Cup in South Africa, countries are already lined up to see who will get the tournament in 2018 and 2022, and competition is likely to be as tense as a penalty kick.
Since planes started taking back off and oil started spilling in the Gulf, we haven’t heard much about Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökul. But a new HD time-lapse video released this week shows the terrible beauty of volcanic power.
The giant oarfish is huge, rarely seen, and might be the origin of the Loch Ness Monster tales. A prime specimen just washed up on shore. Look at this crazy fish!
A frame grab from Libyan TV shows a Dutch boy, the lone survivor of the Afriqiyah airline crash at Tripoli airport, being treated in a hospital in Tripoli on Monday. The crash killed 103 people. (More via CNN)
Gruesome? Yep. But fascinating? Oh, yes. After French legislators voted to return 15 mummified Maori heads to New Zealand after decades on display in museums, TIME looks back at the top 10 famous stolen body parts. (Via TIME.com)
“Now let’s get to work.”
— DAVID CAMERON, the new prime minister of Britain, arriving at 10 Downing Street for his first day on the job. (Via BBC)
Libyan state news is estimating some 96 people were dead after a plane crash Wednesday at Tripoli National Airport. The plane, a Afriqiyah Airways flight from Johannesberg, South Africa, crashed during landing. Manifests showed 93 passengers and 11 crew members on board. (Via CNN.com)
Manny Pacquiao is no stranger to winning. He’s won every single fight since 2005, and 51 out of 56 matches in his career overall. All that winning got him seven world titles. Now, he can add another: Congressman.
“The church needs to profoundly relearn penitence, accept purification, learn forgiveness but also justice.”
— POPE BENEDICT XVI, responding to reporter questions about the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, aboard the papal …