Providing shelter for hundreds of thousands of homeless earthquake victims in Haiti jumped to the top of the country’s relief priorities on Thursday after heavy rain turned makeshift survivors’ camps into muddy quagmires.
The dollar jumped, pushing the euro to a ninth month low on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it was raising the interest rate it charges banks for emergency loans, citing improvement in financial market conditions.
Leonardo DiCaprio says at the age of 35 he is just beginning to absorb his heady acting career alongside the likes of Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day Lewis.
Singer Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna last year, is doing well in meeting the terms of his probation, a judge said on Thursday.
Tibetans living near the birthplace of the Dalai Lama in northwest China welcomed Thursday’s scheduled meeting between their exiled spiritual leader and Barack Obama with a defiant show of fireworks.