One day after former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died at age 85, his body lay in state outside the parliament in Jerusalem. Thousands of Israelis reportedly showed up to pay their last respects to the statesmen, who will be buried Monday.
Participants in the 13th annual International “No Pants Subway Ride” were out in force Sunday in more than 60 cities across the globe. Started in 2002 with only seven participants, the idea behind “No Pants” is that random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter, without wearing trousers. The participants wear all of the usual winter clothing on their top half such as hats, scarves and gloves and do not acknowledge each other’s similar state of undress.
An inferno that raged for almost half a day destroyed the more than 1,000-year-old Tibetan village of Dukezong in southwest China’s Yunnan province.
Jan. 10 Daily Brief: Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, Stage 5 of the Dakar 2014, a dog fight on the outskirts of Herat
Iranian breast cancer patient Farvah and her fiance Saleh try to wake up in the morning in their countryside house, lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, skiing tje World cup downhill slope and more in today’s daily brief.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the eruptions of Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia’s north Sumatra province. See Reuters pictures of Sinabung.
‘Batman’ visits Brazilian slum where residents homes are being expropriated for Maracana stadium reconstruction
Residents of the Favela do Metro slum, area just near the Maracana stadium refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the FIFA World Cup circus pitches camp in June.
Offbeat news: Sushi mosaic in Hong Kong, conjoined whale twins off Mexico coast, dead tiger found in SUV in China
Today’s strange news from around the world: Fishermen found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as “exceptionally rare,” participants broke the Guiness World Records by creating the largest sushi mosaic using a total of 20,647 pieces during the 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong, and police in China detained a former chef over the death of a rare Siberian tiger discovered in the back of an SUV.
Jan. 7 Daily Brief: White whales perform in China, glow-in-the-dark dancers take Las Vegas stage and Christmas celebrations still in full swing for some around the world
White whales perform in China, glow-in-the-dark dancers take Las Vegas stage, Christmas celebrations still in full swing for some around the world and more in today’s daily brief.
Epiphany celebrators take to icy waters around the world, Portuguese soccer legend Eusébio is mourned, Dennis Rodman visits North Korea again, and more in today’s daily brief.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes several sporting events, the Orthodox Christians’ celebration of Christmas, the possible start of a hunger strike in India and the release of international trade numbers.