In the election in Uva Province, which was seen as a test of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s re-election prospects, the governing party secured a majority of seats, but its margin of victory was smaller than in 2009.
The report on the emissions growth, 2.3 percent last year, showed that the world remains far off track in efforts to control global warming and came on the eve of a United Nations summit meeting on tackling climate change.
Mars has long served as inspiration for some of the world's best science fiction. Countless tales of martians — typically hostile green beings bent on conquering Earth — pervade our collective pop culture.
In the feisty and finger-pointing race to represent a large swath of Denver's suburbs in Congress, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democrat Andrew Romanoff each has faced recent questions about how they're paying for their campaigns.
Viewed from Interstate 5 during the work week, CenturyLink Field smiles at traffic, offering little hint of its sound and fury. It appears in mid-bloom: white, arched canopies perched over the open-air palace.