People take part in a battle of colors during the “Roma Colours” event on June 29, 2016 in Rome.
Annual monsoon rains have progressed to parts of western and central India, easing fears of millions of desperate farmers after two straight years of drought, the weather department said. Farmers rely on the monsoon rains, which hit the Kerala coast every year and then sweep across the country, to water their crops and replenish dams and reservoirs. The arrival of the monsoon is always keenly watched in India, but even more so this year as much of the country reels from the drought. However, dozens of people have been struck by lightning and killed during the rains, disaster management officials said.
After centuries of overfishing, pollution, foreign competition and increasing government regulation, the latest challenge for area fishermen is the one that’s doing them in: climate change.
At least 18 people have died in severe flooding in West Virginia, according to the Associated Press. A deluge of 9 inches of rain in parts of the state destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
The Imperial Marhaba hotel was the main target of the 2015 Sousse beach terrorist attack that killed 38 people including 30 Britons.
Since then it has operated with a skeleton staff, who work to maintain the rooms and grounds.
Sunday marks the anniversary of the attacks.
French trapeze artist Isabelle Ponsot performs while hanging from a hot air balloon above Chatellerault on June 22, 2016.