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  • 22 Dec 2014 22:44

    Spain's 'Fat One' lottery pays out US$2.7b

    Spain's Christmas lottery El Gordo, considered the world's richest in prizes, shared out €2.2 billion (US$2.7 billion) on Monday (Dec 22) in a country fighting to recover from years of recession.

  • 22 Dec 2014 20:31

    Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

    Southeast Asia, in particular, is considered a medical-tourism "sweet spot," with decades of solid economic growth creating high-quality medical systems that remain competitively priced.

  • 22 Dec 2014 09:51

    Orangutan in Argentina zoo granted right to freedom

    A female orangutan may be moved to a sanctuary in Brazil from a Buenos Aires zoo after a legal rights group won court backing to free her from unlawful imprisonment.

  • 22 Dec 2014 02:45

    US-Cuba thaw could spell end for island's iconic cars

    Flashy Pontiacs, Plymouths, Dodges and Chevrolets, as well as crudely patched and rickety classics make up the Communist island's 70,000 "almendrones," cars affectionately called large almonds for their rounded shape.

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