An animated film has never won in the Best Picture category at the Oscars. But Disney is hoping to change that. It has started a large-scale advertising campaign to get Toy Story 3 noticed by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The top seller in the video game industry was the military blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops. But casual gamers couldn't seem stop playing Angry Birds on their smart phones. Brian Crecente, editor of the video game blog Kotaku.com, talks to Renee Montagne about the year in video games.
West African leaders have left Ivory Coast without solving the country's political crisis. The leaders on Tuesday delivered an ultimatum to Laurent Gbagbo to step down or face a military ouster. The U.N. says Gbagbo lost last month's disputed presidential election.
In South Africa, hundreds of thousands of Zimbabwean immigrants could face deportation in the new year. They have until Friday to apply for visas that would allow them to stay in South Africa legally. But only a fraction have applied thus far.