Christmas lights, glow-in-the-dark acrobatics and music filled the air as Mexico City inaugurated a huge open-air ice rink on its main central square. The 48,222 square foot rink is one of the largest in Latin America. (Dec. 17)
Pope Francis celebrated his 77th birthday at the Vatican on Tuesday (Dec. 17)
Syrian military aircraft targeted rebel-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo for the third straight day killing at least 15 people, according to activists. (Dec. 17)
Wright brothers conduct the first successful manned, powered flight of the airplane. U.S. test-fires the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile; Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia; television's Tiny Tim marries his fiancee, Miss Vicky. (Dec....
Four people were injured when a fire broke out at a gas pipeline north of Mexico City on Monday. Mexico's state-run oil company said the fire was caused by an illegal tap drilled by fuel thieves. (Dec. 16)
Chinese state media have released photos taken by the spacecraft's rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit.
The bogus sign language interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death, friends told The AP. (Dec. 16)
Clients at the Beauty and Melody Spa in London are taking their love of chocolate to a whole new level to satisfy their cocoa craving. The decadent treatment involves a chocolate full body wrap and facial. (Dec. 16)
Syrian government aircraft pounded the northern city of Aleppo dropping barrels packed with explosives on several neighborhoods. Activists say at least 76 people were killed. (Dec. 16)
Chinese State TV released video of the lunar probe Chane'e 3 landing on the moon. China hopes to eventually send an astronaut to the moon as well. (Dec. 16)