The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.J. closed this week. The casino that was opened by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but is now owned by Carl Icahn, was the fifth Atlantic City casino to go out of business since 2014. A bill making its way through the New Jersey legislature would prevent Icahn from retaining the Taj Mahal’s casino license now that it is closed.
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Indian flower vendors showcase lotus flowers to attract puja organisers for Durga Puja. The five-day festival, which commemorates the slaying of the demon king Mahishasur by the goddess Durga and marks the triumph of good over evil, begins on October 7.
Members of the “Colla Xiquets del Serrallo” human tower team form a “castell” during the XXVI human towers, or castells, competetion in Tarragona on October 1, 2016. These human towers, built traditionally in festivals within Catalonia, gather several teams that attempt to build and dismantle a tower structure.
Asaro Mud Men from the Asaro Valley in Papua New Guinea’s eastern highlands perform, for the first time outside their home, their rituals for visitors at the Australian Museum in Sydney on September 29, 2016. The eerie show is traditionally intended to intimidate their enemies in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, with the men donning masks and white clay on their bodies and elongating their fingers with bamboo, they perform a dance with the warriors holding bows and arrows.
The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country’s main airport Monday after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky. Turrialba erupted twice Monday, first at dawn and again just before noon. The second eruption sent an ash cloud 13,000 feet into the air.
Authorities ordered the demolition of around 300 houses in three villages to evict people living on the periphery of the rhino sanctuary to stop rampant poaching of the rare animal, a top police official said. Two people were killed and several others were injured Monday when villagers clashed with police while protesting the demolition of their homes.