In Haiti, where the U.S. government wages what amounts to low-intensity war, the balance of forces does not favor the people.
Elections in an East German state were largely overshadowed by the news from Japan and, far more, from Libya.
Reports from Brazil charge that politics and real estate greed contributed to the worst natural disaster in the country's history.
Australia's Guardian newspaper writes the devastating floods in Australia raise major implications for the nation on water management, agriculture and fossil fuels that feed global warming/climate change.
Reports indicate that the hardships from Pakistan's earlier monsoon floods have been exacerbated by the onslaught of winter.
The cholera epidemic in Haiti has now spread to the capital, Port au Prince, and has killed over 1,000 people while sickening up to 19,000.
Chilean miner #33, Luis Urzúa, the leader of the entrapped group, embodies Chile's history from Allende to Pinochet to now with working-class dignity and tenacious faith in his fellow miners and humankind.
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile - The miners who spent 69 agonizing days deep under the Chilean earth were hoisted one by one to freedom Oct. 13 to the cheers of millions around the world.
Reports out of Pakistan now indicate that about 1,500 people have lost their lives and tens of thousands have been left homeless.
The task for millions today in Haiti is to try to stay alive until help arrives and to try to save those injured in the earthquake.