Recent and archived images of smuggling tunnels in Gaza. Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign that they said would be limited in scope – targeting tunnels dug by gunmen – and said it was not intended to topple Hamas, the Gaza Strip’s dominant Islamist group. Photos and text by Reuters.
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The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said on Sunday.
The rusting prow of the once-gleaming white luxury liner was due to emerge fully from the water for the first time on Sunday, and the ship should be ready to tow on Monday, but the departure has been pushed back a day due to forecasts of rough seas. Photos and text by Reuters.
Argentina’s fans clashed with riot police after Argentina lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final on July 13, 2014.
The eastern Ukrainian village of Semenovka has been reduced to rubble by recent shelling. Ukraine said on Wednesday it was confident of receiving further aid under a $17 billion IMF bailout but appealed to Western institutions and donors for further cash and credit to rebuild the east, shattered by separatist conflict.
The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 Ernest Hemingway novel ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, Spain. Four people were hospitalized on the first day of the daily race through the narrow, cobbled streets that form part of the northern city’s week-long festival.
Rescuers said there was little hope that eight miners trapped underground in an illegal Honduran gold mine would be found alive, as a group of local miners prepared a last-ditch attempt to save their colleagues.
Rescue workers said they had smelled foul odors coming from the mine during an operation on Friday to free three of the 11 workers trapped by a landslide at the mine in San Juan Arriba on Wednesday.
In a close match, the Netherlands edges past Costa Rica 1-0 after Tim Krul makes a save on the final penalty shot. Argentina defeats Belgium, 1-0, to move onto the semifinals of the World Cup.
For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens’ only airport, but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece’s powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March.
Uruguay defeated Italy, 1-0, to advance to the Round of 16, and Costa Rica and England played to a 0-0 draw in World Cup action Tuesday.