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Flying solo: Kim Jong Un tours North Korea ski resort

As a tumultuous year drew to a close, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un got away from it all by taking a solo ride aboard a ski lift. Photos released by a North Korean newspaper on Tuesday showed the young leader — who reportedly enjoyed skiing as a teenager studying in …

Uncontrolled violence in Central African Republic displaces thousands

Heavy weapons fire rang out in the north of Central African Republic's capital Bangui early on Monday in what the government said were clashes with Christian militias. French and African troops have struggled to contain violence between Muslim Seleka rebels and Christian mil …

Rare condition causes young girl to gain massive weight after brain surgery

JoNel Aleccia, NBC News Surgery to remove a brain tumor two years ago has left a 12-year-old Texas girl with a heartbreaking condition that makes her gain massive amounts of weight — even though her body thinks it’s starving. Doctors say a gastric bypass operation is …

Recipe for disaster? Battle of flour, eggs and firecrackers held in Spain

Spain is certainly home to many colorful festivals, from a giant tomato fight to the eerie procession of the "moss men," and while the battle of "Enfarinats" doesn't draw the crowds of Pamplona, it must rank as one of the strangest, or at least confusing, of Spain' …

Out of this world: Astronaut captures majestic view during Christmas Eve spacewalk

Sure, you might have a nice view from your workplace, but how does it stack up to this? NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio captured this image of fellow astronaut Mike Hopkins on Christmas Eve during the second of their two spacewalks to swap out a crippled pump module on the Intern …

A glimmer of light in the dark

Utility crews prepare to work on power lines at dusk Thursday in Litchfield, Maine, where many have been without electricity since Monday's ice storm.

Pope Francis' simple style on Christmas offers sharp contrast to Benedict's ornate garb

Pope Francis offered Christmas wishes Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict around the globe. The 77-y …

Religious order works to save Holy Land's photographic history

JERUSALEM – In the Custodia Terrae Sanctae - a Franciscan order in Jersulaem's Old City - Father Alberto Joan hunches over a large wooden table covered with hundreds of centuries old black and white photos. Wearing white gloves, so not to damage them, he holds e …

Holiday calendar: A Christmas portrait of the planet

Half the world's weather on Christmas morning is on view in this fresh picture of Earth's full disk, generated using data from the GOES East satellite. GOES East and GOES West keep watch on weather systems from their geostationary vantage points, 22,300 miles above the planet.&nb …

Ten dead after Turkish tugboat capsizes at shipyard

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish navy tugboat capsized while docked for repairs at a shipyard on the Aegean coast on Monday, killing 10 people, the military said. Eight of the dead were military personnel and two were civilian workers, local media said. Seventeen other military pe …

Holiday calendar: Santa never had a view like this!

Not even Santa Claus and his reindeer could match the view that NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins had on Christmas Eve as he took a ride on the International Space Station's robotic arm, 260 miles above South America.

Holiday calendar: 'Earthrise' updated, 45 years later

Forty-five years after humanity's first journey around another celestial body, researchers have re-created Apollo 8's precise course to produce a high-resolution re-creation of "Earthrise," one of history's most famous images from space. A team of experts — including J …

Holiday calendar: Alien-looking clouds swirl on Earth

Spooky clouds that swirl over Alaska's Aleutian Islands look as if they came from Jupiter — and it turns out that the same phenomenon is at work on both planets. This satellite view, captured by Landsat 7 in 2002, shows the pattern of atmospheric eddies that's characteristi …

Young photographer killed in Syria conflict

A Syrian photographer who took pictures for Reuters on a freelance basis has been killed while covering fighting in Aleppo, activists said. Molhem Barakat died on Friday as he took photographs of a battle over a hospital between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al- …

Rescue robots go head-to-head in competition

An international Robotics Challenge Trials hosted in Homestead, Fla., this weekend and organized by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is meant to spur the development of robots that can respond to natural and man-made disasters. The competition was created follow …

Christmas wishes in Bolivia

A Bolivian indigenous girl looks at Christmas decorations at Murillo square in La Paz, Bolivia, on Dec. 20, 2013. See more colorful light displays banishing the gloom around the world in our Festive Holiday Lights slideshow.

Holiday calendar: A scientific slant on winter's start

Winter officially began in the Northern Hemisphere at 12:11 p.m. ET Saturday — and that moment marked the start of summer in the Southern Hemisphere as well. But why? This full-disk picture of Earth from Eumetsat's Meteosat 10 weather satellite shows why the 23.5-degre …

Fire-breathing Santa

A reveller dressed in a Santa outfit breathes fire during a parade in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on Saturday. Slideshow: Festive holiday lights

Holiday calendar: Christmas tree? No, it's Iceland

Just in time for the holidays, the European Space Agency sends along a radar image of Iceland's Westfjords Peninsula, shaped like a Christmas tree and swathed in festive false colors. The picture is based on data collected by ESA's Envisat satellite in 2004, 2007 and 2008. The bl …

Icy wonderland under construction

Workers carve a 117-meter-long (384 feet) and 26-meter-high (85 feet) snow sculpture at the Sun Island Park in preparation for the 26th China Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China, on Friday. The annual festival, which opens Dec. 28, features hundreds of a …

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