U.S. astronauts laugh while standing around models of the Atlas and nose capsule designed to carry them into space in San Diego, California September 25, 1959. From left are Walter Schirra, J.R. Dempsey, executive of convair, maker of Atlas, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Alan Shepar…
BEIRUT — Lebanese chefs prepared a massive plate of hummus
weighing more than 2 tons Saturday that broke a world record
organizers said was previously held by Israel — a bid to reaffirm
proprietorship over the popular Middle Eastern dip.
VIENNA — The smuggling of Afghan opiates is fueling addiction
and drug use along trafficking routes from Iran to Central Asia as
well as spreading diseases and funding insurgents, the U.N. warned