From Stonehenge to Times Square, people are celebrating the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.
A wildfire that erupted over the weekend has ripped through central Portugal killing over 60 people and injured dozens more. According to the Portuguese Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa, eight firefighters are among the injured and four of those are in critical condition.
Temperatures dipped severely this week in many parts of the United States. Dangerously cold temperatures gripped the Upper Midwest in advance of a storm that’s expected to bring several inches of snow in coming days, while schools and officials in the Northeast braced for their own blast of wintry weather. Much of the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will stay cold for the next couple of days as the arctic air remains stuck over the northern Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.
The Boudhanath Stupa reopened Tuesday following its renovation for earthquake damage. Boudhanath Stupa was among hundreds of historic monuments damaged during the 7.8-magnitude quake that hit Nepal in April 2015, killing nearly 9,000 people. More
Residents of Lumberton, N.C. returned home for the first time to inspect damage caused by floodwaters associated with Hurricane Matthew on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. About 1,200 residents had to be evacuated by boat and plucked from their roofs by helicopters as the river crested.
Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas on Wednesday and triggered large-scale evacuations along the U.S. East Coast. Haiti and the eastern tip of Cuba — blasted by Matthew on October 4, 2016 — began the messy and probably grim task of assessing the storm’s toll. Matthew hit them as a Category Four hurricane but has since been downgraded to three, on a scale of five, by the US National Hurricane Center.