Fearing health risks from vast, toxic smoke clouds, Spanish officials ordered nearby residents to wait out the fire elsewhere.
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New Vatican Swiss Guards are sworn-in every May 6 to commemorate the day in 1527 when 147 Swiss Guards died protecting Pope Clement VII during the Sack of Rome.
Nigeria’s months-long fuel shortage has resulted in a rise in the cost of goods, commodities and transportation.
Massive queues form outside gas stations as thousands of residents look to fuel their vehicles and generators.
Black markets have sprung up to fill the demand, sometimes at extortionate prices or with diluted fuel.
About 15,000 jobs are at risk as Indian multinational steel-making company Tata Steel seeks to pull out of the U.K.
Purim is a Jewish holiday commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from genocide. The story is recorded in the Book of Esther.
Purim is celebrated among Jews with costumes, gifts of food and drink, donations to the poor and public recitation of the Book of Esther.
Metrorail has shut down service Wednesday, March 16, with less than a day’s notice for emergency inspections of the system’s third-rail power cables.
Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld made the decision to shut down for 29 hours following a recent fire. The precautionary measures aim to prevent incidents like last year’s fatal fire.