Experts have warned that the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest body of water in the world, is on course to dry out by 2050, with the emergence of sinkholes forcing the closure of roads and beaches, as well as damaging agriculture.
“Kids these days!” is the perennial judgment of anyone over thirty of anyone a day younger. Today it’s millennials and their trigger warnings, yesterday it was slackers and their grunge music, and the day before that it was surfers, those dangerous hooligans, reigning terror over America’s beaches with their great bodies and their lack of ambition.
See photos of bull-riding rodeo action at the Calgary Stampede in Alberta.
Mourners and demonstrators gathered nationwide in the wake of the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers, and of two black men shot fatally by police, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
The San Fermín festival is held every year in the Spanish city of Pamplona on July 6 and lasts eight days.
Members of the African-American community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, mourned the death of Alton Sterling with vigils and protests this week. Bearing signs with slogans such as #BlackLivesMatter and #NoJusticeNoPeace, many gathered near the Triple S Food Mart where Sterling was shot by a police officer on July 5th, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation.
More than 20 years after drug lord Pablo Escobar died in a gunfight with police, a strange legacy survives him: his pet hippos. Escobar bought four hippos from a zoo in California and flew them to his ranch in the early 1980s. Left to themselves on his Napoles Estate, they bred to become supposedly the biggest wild hippo herd outside Africa — a local curiosity and a hazard. Estimates put them at about 35 in the area nowadays.