Sri Lankans celebrated the Sri Lanka National New Year in Homagama near Colombo on April 23, 2017. The new year, marked by both the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil population, fell on April 14.
At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday. Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas’ biggest military base, where opposition leaders say a group of people were hit with an electrical current while trying to loot a bakery protected by an electric fence.
Brown bears play in a shelter for bears rescued from circuses and private restaurants of Ukraine, near Zhytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev, on March 24, 2017.
Tortured for years by human hands these mighty animals got a chance to start it all over again in a shelter near the city of Zhytomyr, in the northwest of the country. Opened in 2012 by international animal charity Four Paws, the rescue centre soon became one of the biggest sights of the region.
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.