In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago

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Tanzania is losing its elephants The sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic. That's according to a wildlife conservation group. Tanzania is in Africa. The country's government has just estimated that 65,721 elephants died there in the last five yea... - Posted on June 8, 2015
Tennis and fashion are a match in Paris Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros in Paris were a sporting catwalk. The courts were known almost as much for fashion as for world-class tennis. Tennis fashion has come a long way. T... - Posted on May 22, 2015
Iran plasters billboards with famous art In an unusual move by Tehran's mayor, hundreds of copies of famous artworks were plastered on some 1,500 billboards across the city. It transformed the Iranian capital into a gigantic, open-air exhibition. The 10-day project stirred both appreciation and criticism. But wheth... - Posted on May 19, 2015
China plans to reveal more terra cotta warriors China is expanding the ranks of the famed Terra Cotta Warrior army with new excavations. They are expected to yield hundreds more of the ancient life-size figures. The museum overseeing the vast mausoleum of China's first emperor says it began work March 30. The work is on t... - Posted on May 18, 2015
See the world's oldest copy of the Ten Commandments The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum. The exhibit traces civilization's most pivotal moments. The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll comes from a collection of the world's most ancient biblical manuscripts d... - Posted on May 11, 2015
Britain gives world a real-life princess Britain's retailers might just be rejoicing as much as Kate and Wills about the birth of a new baby princess. Baby boutiques, clothing stores and fashion designers received a gift that will keep on giving when the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a girl. The infant comes w... - Posted on May 7, 2015
Countries worldwide respond to Nepal earthquake In the days after a crushing earthquake hit the country of Nepal on April 25, there is still time to save lives. Many governments and aid agencies are sending doctors, volunteers and equipment. They aren't waiting for the dust to settle. The estimates are that thousands of people ... - Posted on May 1, 2015
Countries worldwide respond to Nepal earthquake They aren't waiting for the dust to settle. The estimates are that thousands of people have been killed. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers. Nepal is between India and Tibet. It is home to M... - Posted on May 1, 2015
High-speed train almost as fast as plane A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 375 miles per hour in a test run. That surpassed its record of 361 mph, set in 2003. The train traveled for just over a mile at a sp... - Posted on April 28, 2015
In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and sweet potato. They do this as they learn about the indigenous people who lived on the island before Christo... - Posted on April 24, 2015