Few are as creative as what Havana’s fishermen call “balloon fishing,” a technique employing a couple of cents worth of condoms to pull fish worth an average month’s salary from the ocean.
Day and night for a week in northeastern Myanmar, homemade fireworks woven into hot air balloons’ bamboo frames are released over adoring crowds, showering them in sparks. The Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival is regarded as one of the most beautiful and dangerous celebrations in Asia.
5,250 illegal weapons were burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi, on Nov. 15, 2016. The weapons consisted of both confiscated and surrendered firearms that had been stockpiled over almost a decade and were destroyed by police as a message to the public to surrender others.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek riot police used tear gas and stun grenades in central Athens Tuesday to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting a visit by President Barack Obama, after they tried to enter an area declared off-limits to demonstrators.
Norwegian top-ranked grandmaster Magnus Carlsen and Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin face off in a best-of-12 match that could last through the end of November.
The competition, staged in New York this year, requires both mental and physical stamina as each game could last as long as six hours.
The prize purse of $1.1 million will be divided 60-40 between the young grandmasters, both in their mid-20s.