As the mating season starts after female Grey Seals give birth, males usually compete by shows of strength against other males. Hundreds of Grey Seals use the island to give birth to their pups, usually between the months of November and January. The pups, after 3 weeks of nursing, are then left to fend for themselves. This year has seen a record number of new pups, with 320 births recorded up to December 14.
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The prison in Garowe, Puntland state, in northeastern Somalia, facilitates the rehabilitation of convicted Somali pirates and suspected Al-Shabaab jihadists.
The 117th Army-Navy football game will be played Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. in Baltimore. Two years ago, heading into the 115th edition of the rivalry, which was hosted at M&T Bank Stadium, we looked back at previous Army-Navy games played in Baltimore. Look through photos and Sun coverage of those games, which were played in 1924, 1944, 2000, 2007 and 2014.
Photos from the “Senor de los Milagros” festival at the Acho bullring in Lima on December 4, 2016.
Gatlinburg officials say several areas are being evacuated as a result of fires in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
GOMA, Congo (AP) — More than 4 million children have lost at least one parent in Congo over the past two decades, the silent victims of continuous cycles of violence.
And more than 26 million orphans live in West and Central Africa, where Congo is located — the second highest number in the world behind South Asia, according to the United Nations.
These children have grown up amid conflict fueled by ethnic strife and the fight over Congo’s valuable minerals. The violence and displacement are eroding the tradition of families caring for their own. (Read more here).
French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as “French Spiderman”, scales the 475 feet of the Agbar tower in Barcelona, Spain.