Russian torchbearers started in October the history’s longest Olympic torch relay ahead of Winter Games in Sochi. The relay took the flame across the country through all 83 of its regions, including extreme locales such as Chukotka, the remote region in Russia’s Far East, the turbulent North Caucasus, and even Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad.
A local pest control company has been ordered to exterminate thousands of stray dogs ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Alexei Sorokin, director general of pest control firm Basya Services told USA Today thousands of stray dogs are roaming the streets of Sochi, some of them “biting children” and causing interruptions.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Saturday, Jan. 25 through Friday, Jan. 31.
Feb. 3 Daily Brief: Lunar New Year, more snow for the Northeast, anti-government protests continue in Kiev
Lunar New Year, more snow for the Northeast, anti-government protests continue in Kiev and more in today’s daily brief.
A look at what’s coming up around the world this week.
Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics continues, the opposition movement in Ukraine holds a rally and more in today’s daily brief.
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupted and killed more than a dozen people on the western island of Sumatra on Saturday, the first time it is known to have claimed any lives, a senior government official said. Editors note: Some photos contain graphic content.
Baltimore born-and-raised photographer Shawn Hubbard has been a team photographer for the Ravens for the past seven seasons. Here’s a look into how it all started, a look at some behind-the-scenes with the Ravens shots, and a few of his favorite prime-time and sometimes emotional Ravens moments.
Piccadilly Circus, electric bicycles in a haze, Mount Sinabung erupts and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 31 Daily Brief: Hottest January on record in Brazil, using slings to throw stones, avalanche in Keystone Canyon
Pigeons fly near the National Palace in San Salvado, lighting incense for good luck, a French Bulldog poses for a portrait and more in today’s daily brief.