AFP: Two Bulgarian cats who lost their hind legs in accidents are being given new bionic paws in what vets say is the first such operation in Europe outside ground-breaking Britain.
Afghanistan’s first female wushu trainer, Sima Azimi, is training 20 Afghan girls aged between 14 – 20 at a wushu club in Kabul, after learning the sport while living as a refugee in Iran. Wushu is a sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts.
The Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 “guizers” (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight later in the evening.
People gathered in remembrance of the victims of Sunday’s shooting at a Quebec City mosque, during a vigil in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. A French Canadian known for far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder over the shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque that Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism against Muslims.
At airports in California, New England and elsewhere, protestors gathered to demonstrate opposition to the new immigration ban issued by President Donald Trump.
Getty: Security is tight in the nation’s capital on the eve of the presidential inauguration. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president January 20.
Up to 30 people were feared to have died after an Italian mountain Hotel Rigopiano was engulfed by a powerful avalanche in the earthquake-ravaged centre of the country. Italy’s Civil Protection agency confirmed the Hotel Rigopiano had been engulfed by a six-feet high wall of snow and that emergency services were struggling to get ambulances and diggers to the site.
Revelers dressed as demons called “Dimonis” take part in a “Correfoc” or “run with fire” party during traditional celebrations in honor of Saint Anthony in Muro village in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain. Mixing pagan and religious traditions from medieval times, the fire and demon festivals are held in towns across the island of Mallorca each Jan. 16-17 to celebrate the day of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of animals.