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Entries by Curtis M. Wong from 12/2010

Disasters Create Losses Of $222 Billion Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.01.2010 | World

From the devastating Haiti earthquake to the ongoing aftermath of the BP oil spill, man-made and natural disasters lead to a loss of $222 billion in 2...

World's 10 Best Economic Performing Cities: 2010 Global MetroMonitor (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.01.2010 | World

As they prepare to ring in 2011, Istanbul's residents have an extra special reason to celebrate, as the Turkish city was named the world's best-perfor...

Shark Attacks 4 Russian Swimmers In Egypt's Red Sea

Posted 12.01.2010 | World

CAIRO — An oceanic white tip shark badly mauled four Russian tourists swimming close to their beach hotels in two separate attacks at an Egyptia...

World AIDS Day 2010: Nations Commemorate AIDS VIctims (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.01.2010 | World

One of the few global events to go beyond religious and political divides, World AIDS Day was commemorated internationally with splashy parades and co...

HIV-Positive Chilean Mothers Claim To Be Forcibly Sterilized, Abused In Hospitals (VIDEO)

Posted 12.01.2010 | World

As nations around the world commemorate World AIDS Day, a group of HIV-positive women in Chile has come forward with more sobering news, claiming they...

Snow Storms Batter Europe, Strand Travelers (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.02.2010 | World

The photos may resemble holiday greeting cards, but the mood was more frantic than festive as heavy snowfalls crippled cities and stranded travelers a...

Seoul City Council Brawl Erupts Over School Lunches (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2010 | World

A city council "war" broke out in Seoul Wednesday after a bill providing free school meals to all students attending public elementary schools was pas...

Qatar World Cup 2022: Interesting Facts About The Winning Bidder (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.02.2010 | World

Qatar's winning bid for the 2022 World Cup has been hailed as "a football miracle" by the BBC. Not only will Qatar be the smallest nation to ever ho...

WikiLeaks Documents: World Leaders, Nations React To Cablegate (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.03.2010 | World

Though WikiLeaks' unprecedented release of U.S. classified documents has proved embarrassing both to U.S. leaders and their foreign counterparts, the ...

Joe Guiso, 20-Year-Old Australian Man, Marries His Dog In Park Ceremony

Posted 12.03.2010 | World

Dogs may be known internationally as man's best friend, but one Australian has taken his puppy love to an entirely new level by marrying his cherished...

China Unveils World's Fastest High Speed Train (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2010 | World

BEIJING — A Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour (486 kilometers per hour) Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be o...

WikiLeaks Files Stored In 'James Bond' Style Bunker In Swedish Mountain (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2010 | World

Amazon may have dumped WikiLeaks from its computer servers earlier this week, but now Julian Assange is taking inspiration from one of cinema's iconic...

Russia 'Demon Squirrel' Stars In New Anti-Alcoholism Campaign (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2010 | World

A new Russian campaign targeting alcoholism and drunk driving has sparked controversy by featuring an unconventional new anti-hero: an animated squirr...

Sweden's Royal Family Hit With Nazi Allegations

Posted 12.03.2010 | World

Sweden's controversy-plagued royal family has been hit with yet another scandal, with sources alleging that Queen Silvia's father had ties to the Nazi...

Laura Dekker, Dutch Teen Sailor, Sets Off To Cross Atlantic

Posted 12.03.2010 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Teenage Dutch sailor Laura Dekker said she is setting off to cross the Atlantic Ocean in her yacht, the most challengin...

Afghan Women Revealed: National Geographic Takes A Look At Women's Lives In Afghanistan (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.04.2010 | World

In the December 2010 issue of National Geographic, writer Elizabeth Rubin takes an inside look at the lives of Afghan women in "Veiled Rebellion." Bel...

WikiLeaks Week In Review: Cablegate Highlights (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.05.2010 | World

It was, without question, the story the defined the first week of December 2010: last Sunday, online whistleblower WikiLeaks began an unprecedented re...

Bridget Clinch, Sex-Change Soldier, Forces Australian Army To Re-Consider Transgender Policy

Posted 12.06.2010 | World

An army captain's choice to undergo a sex change operation has forced Australia to re-consider what some have called a longtime ban on transgender sol...

UK Snowstorm Traps 7 People In Pub For 8 Days

Posted 12.06.2010 | World

While Britain's recent snowstorms left businesses closed and travelers stranded, not all of the weather-related mishaps were quite so bleak. The BBC i...

Qatar World Cup 2022: Muslims 'Can Go To Mecca' To Avoid Partying Soccer Fans

Posted 12.06.2010 | World

Muslims angered at the prospect of rowdy revelers descending onto Qatar for the 2022 World Cup games have been told to make a pilgrimage to Mecca duri...

Queen Elizabeth II's Underpants Up For Auction

Posted 12.06.2010 | World

You can buy some weird stuff at auctions, but this is arguably the weirdest: a pair of underwear that allegedly belonged to Queen Elizabeth II. ...

Egypt Shark Attack: International Expert Team Assembles After Death Of Elderly German Tourist

Posted 12.06.2010 | World

Egypt is hastily assembling an investigative team of marine biologists after a series of shark attacks at a Red Sea resort last week, the BBC is repor...

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, World's Longest-Reigning Monarch, Celebrates 83rd Birthday (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.07.2010 | World

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand on Sunday marked the 83rd birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, but elaborate celebration...

Iran's Divorce Rate Soars, Reflecting A Shift In Social Norms

Posted 12.07.2010 | World

The wedding nearly 1,400 years ago of Imam Ali, Shiite Islam's most revered figure, and Fatemeh al-Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, is com...

Japan Retailer Don Quijote To Withdraw Nazi Costume After Jewish Complaint

Posted 12.07.2010 | World

TOKYO — A Japanese discount chain said Tuesday it will pull a Nazi costume from its shelves after receiving a complaint from an American Jewish ...