Eric Johnson

Tense scenes after black man killed by St. Louis police

The 18-year-old Antonio Martin was said to be carrying a handgun, which he allegedly pointed at the police officer before the cop opened fire.

Fears grow for missing after US mudslide

Authorities combing a massive mud pile left by a Washington landslide that buried dozens of homes are bracing for the worst for those still missing.

Bachmann pulls out of US presidential race

Michele Bachmann has ended her bid to become the Republican presidential nominee and called on supporters to rally behind the party's eventual choice.

Romney beats insurgent Santorum by eight votes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney squeaked out a win in Iowa's nominating contest: eight votes ahead of rival Rick Santorum.

Embattled Cain presses ahead with US campaign

Republican Herman Cain is struggling along in his bid for the US presidency, vowing not to be deterred by allegations of an extramarital affair.

More luxury than ever in Prague’s hotels

From the riverside Four Seasons to the palatial Pariz, swanky travellers can choose from nearly 30 luxury hotels in the Czech Republic's capital city, Prague. And next year the directory of five-star accommodation is expected to grow along with the city's expanding tourist industry. During 2005, city officials issued building permits for at least seven new hotels.

Life with the Danube

Through an office window at a modern art museum near Bratislava, Nina Zackova watches elegant water birds soar above the Danube and contemplates her remarkably romantic work environment. ''Water, birds, sky,'' she says with a sigh. ''This is the most beautiful place to work.'' Like 80-million other Europeans who inhabit this grand river valley, Zackova is Danube-dreaming.

Doctors go caving

Mention caves and usually images of darkness, musty rocks and bats come to mind. But health specialists in the Czech Republic are putting caves in a more positive light by promoting a special treatment for allergies, bronchitis and other breathing problems called ''speleotherapy''.

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