A look back at racing history on NASCAR's legendary circuit
Inspired by everything from horror movies to Maggie Smith in The Pride of Miss Jean Brodie, London designers took a few risks for Fall, 2008 and came up with some inventive if rough-edged collections. By Kate Betts
A former student opened fire in a lecture hall, killing seven people, before turning the gun on himself
On February 15, America honors Susan B. Anthony, who spearheaded the woman's suffrage movement. Here's a photo gallery devoted to this American civil rights leader and the many other women who lobbied for the passage of the 19th amendment.
TIME Senior Writer Bill Powell, who moved to a town outside Shanghai in 2006, talks about joining the millions of Chinese who are building the country's booming suburbs
On Feb. 13, Australia's Parliament apologized to thousands of part-Aboriginal people who were removed from their families to be raised in white society. TIME photographer Lisa Hogben captured the faces and emotions of a historic moment
A new study has found that climate change is threatening the long-term survival of these beloved sub-Antarctic birds
Contestants pull out all the stops to win at the nation's oldest and most prestigious canine competition
The winners of the Orange British Academy Film Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony in London's Royal Opera House. A host of stars from around the world celebrated the very best in film
We look back at the action from Africa's most prestigious sporting event, the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, held this year in Ghana
When recession looms in an election year, fashion tends to reflect the more conservative national mood. For fall, 2008, New York designers played it safe, offering buttoned up looks, classic sportswear, and a new emphasis on the waist.
By Kate Betts
The World Press Photo Awards, the prestigious international photojournalism competition held every year in Amsterdam, have been announced. Here we present a selection of category winners.
What recession? That was the mood at the Paris Haute Couture spring, 2008 collections as designers celebrated the glorious excesses of handcrafted clothing and the focus was on color, craftsmanship and youth. By Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
Residents of five states try to salvage their homes after a tornado system rips across the South
TIME photographers get an exclusive look inside the campaigns on the critical primary day
In order to meet its hopes for the future, the most crowded city in India must tear down its filthy - but productive - slums. Photographs by Adam Ferguson for TIME
Beijing is working hard to improve the city's air quality in order to avoid having this summer's Olympics be remembered as the 'Smog Games'. It still has a ways to go.
Photographs by Ian Teh for TIME
A look at the biggest primary election in our nation's history
People tell us who they voted for and why
Reported by: Charlotte Faltermayer / Scotch Plains and Elisabeth Kauffman / Nashville
The candidates criss-cross the nation in a final appeal to voters before the critical vote on February 5
Against the odds, the New York Giants defeated the previously unbeaten New England Patriots 17-14. Relive the memories from a classic Super Bowl right here.
On the first anniversary of the increase in troops levels, TIME photographer Yuri Kozyrev explores the success and failures of the US strategy
A glimpse inside the lives of Nepal's Maoist rebels and its ordinary people, as the nation awaits a contentious vote to decide its future. Photographs by Tomas Munita
Since 1870, Up Helly Aa has celebrated the influence of the Vikings in the Shetland Islands off Scotland. Every year, up to 1000 locals dress up as Norsemen and torch a Viking longship
When the action wanes, stars take to the stage for the year's largest television audience
The worst winter storms in decades bury China in ice and snow, disrupting travel links and sending markets sinking
75 years ago, the dictator ascended to the Chancellery and secured his hold on Germany
An flood of Palestinians into Egypt seeking daily necessities complicates relations between two Arab neighbors
A look back at life in the world's fourth-largest country under one of Asia's longest-serving rulers
The 'Tough Guy Challenge', in Perton, UK, is a biannual race over a course of eight miles. Its 21 obstacles include fire, tunnels, barbed wire, slides and swamps. Thousands of normal citizens compete. We'd like to know: why?
A Ghanaian village bands together to eradicate a debilitating parasite. Photographs by Peter DiCampo
His Airness launches the 23rd installment of his famous sneakers
Cut off from supplies by an Israeli embargo, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip toppled the wall that separates them from Egypt and streamed into the neighboring country to load up on food, fuel and medicine
Amid a rash of new outbreaks, the world renews its fight to contain a devastating avian virus that could spark a human pandemic
Valentino Garavani waved goodbye to fashion after 45 years at his blockbuster haute couture finale in Paris yesterday. "I've had a fantastic life," he said after the show as fans and clients mobbed him backstage. By Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
The brutal murder of an Iraqi journalist forces his widow and son to flee to the United States and an uncertain future. Photographer Samantha Appleton investigates how they are adjusting to their new home
Heavy losses hit exchanges from China to Brazil
Rare and unpublished photographs of the civil rights movement from the Life Magazine archive
1943 to 2008
Mike Huckabee has enlisted action star Chuck Norris on his quest for the presidency
In a fascinating new book, photographer Karl Schatz and writer Margaret Hathaway spend a year traveling across the United States, capturing the heart of American goat culture
TIME Photographer Brooks Kraft travels with the President as he reaches out to leaders in the volatile region
Photographer Sarah Caron visits Naudero, Benazir Bhutto's hometown, after the Pakistan opposition leader's assassination
In a recent poll, the emerald green dress worn by Keira Knightley in Atonement has been voted the best film costume of all time. Here's the Top Ten costumes from the poll.
By Richard Corliss, with Mary Corliss and Davie Lerner
In 1953, the explorer from New Zealand and his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay achieved the impossible by reaching the top of the world's highest peak.
Government inefficiency, corruption and the intransigence of local populations has left the city knee-deep in trash
Photographer Jonas Bendiksen documents the aftermath of post-election violence that displaced thousands and left hundreds dead
Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the Republican and Democratic races
The candidates go border to border to bring out the vote in a critical test of election 2008