A British study finds Antarctic krill -- a shrimp-like animal vital to the Southern Ocean food chain -- absorb and transfer more carbon than thought.
Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett took off in an experimental plane on Wednesday on an 80-hour flight that he hopes will set a nonstop distance record.
The visit to the Falkland Islands of three British Members of Parliament scheduled for mid February had to be cancelled because of an important terrorism vote in the House next Wednesday.
Argentine sanitary officials announced Wednesday strict control measures in the northeastern province of Corrientes following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
Armed oil workers attacked a police station in southern Argentina where one of their union chiefs was being held on Tuesday, killing one officer and wounding five others with gunshots, officials said.
Royal Caribbean International on Monday ordered the world's largest and most expensive cruise ship, a $1.24-billion vessel that would hold as many as 6,400 passengers.
In a reaction to the proposed destruction of a unique heritage site in the South District, Gibraltar Chief Minister Peter Caruana is accused of insensitivity and lack of planning by core GSD voters.
President Hugo Chavez says he will continue his country's arms build-up as well as tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats, taking his relations with Washington to their lowest ebb since he was first elected just over seven years ago.
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette today told officials concerned with Latin America that the world body will continue to provide assistance to the countries of the region as they consolidate progress.
The United Nations World Health Organization last Friday warned that it expects to see new outbreaks of the deadly bird flu virus in poultry this year but only sporadic cases in humans, although it repeated calls for countries to come up with strategies to deal with a possible pandemic.