The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country’s main airport Monday after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky. Turrialba erupted twice Monday, first at dawn and again just before noon. The second eruption sent an ash cloud 13,000 feet into the air.
Monitor lizards are known as “hia” in Thai — a noun which doubles as the language’s most powerful swear word. Which may mean there’s a lot of cursing in Bangkok lately, with the lizard’s population soaring to 400 in the city centre’s main park. Given the glut, Thai officials have begun bagging the meaty reptiles and relocating them to a nearby sanctuary.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, was arrested Monday in connection to weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey. He was charged with five counts of attempted murder of police officers in connection with a shootout in which he was wounded; federal prosecutors said they were still weighing charges over the bombings. More
Authorities ordered the demolition of around 300 houses in three villages to evict people living on the periphery of the rhino sanctuary to stop rampant poaching of the rare animal, a top police official said. Two people were killed and several others were injured Monday when villagers clashed with police while protesting the demolition of their homes.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week photojournalist Kenneth K. Lam covered the Ravens defeat of the Browns by the score of 25 to 20 at First Energy Stadium.
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, required of able-bodied Muslims once in their life, brings the Islamic world together across its many languages, ethnicities and individual beliefs — something seen across the many faces of its female faithful. More
Nepal’s week-long Indra Jatra festival celebrates “Indra,” the king of gods and the god of rain.
Every September, Nepal’s living goddess is carried on a palanquin in a religious procession through parts of the capital in a festival celebrated by Nepalese Hindus and Buddhists.
A look back at “Little Bohemia” and Sokol Baltimore, a gymnasium in East Baltimore that was once a pillar of Baltimore’s Czech community.