Athletes who participated in the Olympic games in Rio were honored by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on September 29, 2016.
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.
A boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Wednesday, along the shore in the Egyptian port city of Rosetta. The boat, carrying up to 450 migrants, drowned at least 42 people and prompted a search operation that rescued at least 163 passengers, officials said.
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.
Monitor lizards are known as “hia” in Thai — a noun which doubles as the language’s most powerful swear word. Which may mean there’s a lot of cursing in Bangkok lately, with the lizard’s population soaring to 400 in the city centre’s main park. Given the glut, Thai officials have begun bagging the meaty reptiles and relocating them to a nearby sanctuary.
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.