MEETOTAMULLA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Rescuers on Monday were digging through heaps of mud and trash that collapsed onto a clutch of homes near a garbage dump outside Sri Lanka’s capital, killing at least 30 people and possibly burying dozens more.
Nearly 100 years have passed since America’s entry into World War I. On April 6, 1917, the United States Congress declared war on Germany at the behest of President Woodrow Wilson. The Baltimore Sun, then published separately in the morning and evening as The Sun and The Evening Sun, covered America’s efforts in WWI on its front pages until the war’s conclusion in November of 1918.
The Ghode Jatra festival, an annual horse festival, is celebrated in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 27, 2017. According to legend, the festival is held to celebrate the victory over a demon named Tundi and people believe that the clamor of horses’ hooves during the festival keeps the demon’s spirit away.
One of Ukraine’s largest ammunition depots caught fire Thursday, sending large-caliber artillery rounds flying around the region.
Around 20,000 were evacuated in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region near the border with Russia. A 25-mile area around the depot has been closed for flights.
There was a fire at the same arsenal in 2015, but the military managed to quickly put it out before munitions detonated. The depot held about 138,000 metric tons of ordnance.
Organizations and activists used World Water Day, designated by the United Nations as March 22 in 1993, to draw attention to and to work to reduce global and local water challenges. The UN’s children’s agency, UNICEF, released research saying that population growth and climate change will help lead to water scarcity for one in four children by 2040.
Dancers wearing traditional attire took part in the 7th Annual Ingoma Dance Competition organised by The Natal Playhouse theatre in Durban on March 21, 2017. The Ingoma Dance is considered one of the most purist forms of traditional Zulu dance.
March 25 will see the final day of racing at the Wimbledon dog track in south London, which will close to be demolished to make way for a new stadium for AFC Wimbledon. The closing of the track will mark the end of the once hugely popular working-class sport of greyhound racing in London.