A group of ethnic Tamil political parties that serves as a proxy for Tamil Tiger rebels is backing Sarath Fonseka, the general who defeated the insurgency, in Sri Lanka's Jan. 26 presidential elections. The Tamil National Alliance said defeating incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa is a priority because of his questionable record on human rights and the respect for law and order.
A new study tracking temperatures over the past five decades challenges the belief that the Antarctic was the one area of the world untouched by climate change, according to research published Thurday in the journal Nature.
Recent protests in several European countries point to the real possibility of widespread civil unrest engulfing the Continent as a result of worsening economic crises and the belief that authorities are unable to control the situation.
Hillary Clinton took the oath of office Wednesday to become the new U.S. Secretary of State with promises to battle climate change, push for peace in the Middle East and restore the country's diplomatic standing internationally.