December 20, 2013 Issue

In Focus

Crying Uncle

An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set on fire during an anti-North Korean rally on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il in central Seoul December 17, 2013. North Korea's political and military elite publicly pledged their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, less than a week after he ordered the execution of a powerful family ally in a rare public purge. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS

Murder in the Air

Twenty-five years on, a Lockerbie widow recalls the day she lost a husband and her three small children lost a father

Waking the Dead

A new study finds that patients in a vegetative state can recognize familiar faces

Kicking Ash

A town digs out of a volcano's destruction stronger but dustier