More than 90 heads of state are in South Africa for the memorial for Nelson Mandela, expected to be the largest gathering of world leaders in Africa's history. more
Time to ring for your valet and have them hang the tinsel: Downton Abbey is back with its third holiday special set to air on Christmas Day.
Here in the states, we're still waiting for the season fou more
Tens of thousands join world leaders at a rainswept memorial for South Africa's Nelson Mandela, with Barack Obama hailing him a "giant of history". more
Where does one even begin to measure how much she's read in the past year? An Instapaper or Pocket queue? A stack of half-finished books for book club? A list of Twitter favs?
Perhaps it doesn't need more
Best known as scheming baroness, Parker often played strong-willed women and earned three Oscar nominations more
Top Western diplomats push for a settlement of the crisis in Ukraine as police move to break the blockade of government buildings by pro-EU protesters in Kiev. more
You can’t make this stuff up. On Sunday, with swaths of eastern China shrouded in a polluted haze, Chinese state media decided to release a list of five “surprising benefits” of smog. Here, courtesy more
The Chicago Bears were already in position to kick a field goal before the end of the first half against the Dallas Cowboys, but receiver Alshon Jeffery made a ridiculous catch in the corner of the e more
Snowball fights can be great fun — as long as you’re a willing participant. Students at the University of Oregon may have picked the wrong target when they ambushed two cars that were driving by afte more
Apple has launched its annual 12 Days of Gifts app, offering a new free song, app, book or movie every day from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6
The app, which is available in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Russi more
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra rejects protesters' demands that she resign before February's snap elections. more
And five other things you didn't know about Nelson Mandela more