Vehicles were abandoned on the highways leading from the raging forest fires in Fort McMurray. Neighboring Alberta communities have banded together to offer support in the form of food, water and gasoline.
The Kenya Wildlife Service has stacked 105 tons of ivory consisting of 16,000 tusks, and 1 ton of rhino horn, from stockpiles around the country, in preparation for it to be torched Saturday to encourage global efforts to help stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos.
Unidentified assailants fatally stabbed two men in Bangladesh’s capital Monday, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the USAID, police said. It marks the latest in a series of attacks in the country targeting atheists, moderates and foreigners.
South Sudan is holding a wrestling for peace tournament, bringing together athletes from around the country. The last big tournament was canceled when civil war broke out in December 2013.
Recovering from its strongest and deadliest earthquake in decades, Ecuador endured the strongest aftershock yet before dawn Wednesday. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake over the weekend killed more than 500 people.