Washington state officials say the confirmed death toll from a massive mudslide was likely to rise sharply from 25 on Friday as residents accused local authorities of a slow early response to the disaster that had cost lives.
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Nigeria’s film industry, colloquially called Nollywood, is one of the largest in the world. Most movies are produced in local languages – including Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo – while others are made in English. Nollywood also has an increasing audience among Africans who live abroad and are keen for a taste of home. Reuters photographer Akintunde Akinleye went on location with a few movie shoots to take a look inside the business.
At least two people were killed Saturday during protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, according to multiple reports.
Protests against Maduro’s administration began in February and have continued as the country faces inflation and product shortages.
Residents in Crimea voted as expected, overwhelmingly opting to join Russia and break away from Ukraine in Sunday’s referendum, Reuters reports.
Competitors scramble during an international climbing competition in England, unrest continues in Iraq, the Paralympics come to a close and more in today’s daily brief.
South by Southwest (SXSW) — the combination movie-music-tech event that draws hordes of people to Austin, Texas — kicked off last Friday with the start of its film festival and interactive technology conference. The music festival begins Tuesday.
Protesters reportedly clash in Crimea as tensions rise in Ukraine, the U.S. women’s 4×400 relay team take the gold at the indoor track and field world championships, cats strut their stuff in Romania and more in today’s photo brief.
For centuries, the zvoncari (or bell ringers) of Croatia have donned animal heads and paraded through villages to frighten away the evil spirits of winter and stir up a new spring.
Given how interminable winter in Baltimore has felt this year, maybe it’s time to import the custom.
Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had the right to invade the country. Ukraine’s security council has reportedly ordered the general staff to put its military on highest alert.