For over a month the streets of the largest Palestinian city, Gaza, have been overrun with sewage and now are being covered with icy flood waters.
A train carrying crude and petroleum derailed and caused explosions near the Canadian village of Gainford, Alberta, forcing the entire community to evacuate, and firefighters have decided they must let the resulting blaze burn itself out.
A coordinator of the symposium stressed the importance of a movement to build communities to help each other in dealing with difficulties facing the elderly people on a daily basis.
Hundreds of Egyptian students angered by a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Cairo university stormed the offices of the country's top Muslim cleric today.
The stakes in this situation are high not only for Venezuela but for the entire Latin American and Caribbean area.
For the fourth time in a year and a half, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left for Cuba on Sunday for cancer treatment.
More than 10,000 people gathered for a vigil and march over the death and the country's draconian abortion laws.
With anti-nuclear protests heating up after Japan revoked a previous anti-nuke plan, the country is desperately looking for energy alternatives.
The global nuclear industry faces tough times - and activists feel optimistic - in light of historic news that Japan has decided to abandon nuclear power.
Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.