A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a new creamery, a new panda, and a continuation of a diplomatic spat with India.
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.
Arenacross returned to Baltimore Arena on Friday and Saturday, bringing truckloads of dirt, thrilling jumps and accomplished motocross riders with it.
Jan. 11 Daily Brief: Releasing pigeons, remembering Costa Concordia 2 years later, Denver mini bull riding competition
A villager rides his motorcycle through mud and ash spewed from Mount Sinabung, an 8-year-old practices holding on before competing in the mini bull riding competition at the 108th National Western Stock Show in Denver, polar vortex and more in today’s daily brief.
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.
For a half century, Ernie Imhoff has felt at home in the free and open spaces of Druid Hill Park – also known to many older residents as “Droodle” or “Droodle Pork” in Baltimorese. It is a treasure island of solitude and socializing smack in Baltimore’s midsection, he says.
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.
As the temperatures dipped down to record lows this week, Rob Williams was getting worried about the homeless people in his area. So, he and his friend John Falconer began collecting blankets, food, foot warmers and other donated items from their Rodgers Forge neighbors in an effort to help the homeless during the cold snap.