Images of cities in Brazil that will be hosting the 2014 World Cup. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 cities, including Fortaleza, Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
Fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the start of the world’s largest election, protests in Jerusalem | April 10
Obama commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, around 815 million people have registered to vote in India – the world’s biggest election, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and youths protest the jailing of a Jewish seminary student, and more in today’s daily brief.
Many indigenous groups, including the Huni Kui, Ashaninka, and Madija, live in villages in the Brazilian rainforest near the border with Peru. Over the past three years, the Ashaninka and Madija say that they have seen more and more incursions on their territory from uncontacted tribes, defined by Survival International as groups who have no peaceful contact with mainstream society. The “Bravos,” or “Braves,” as uncontacted Indians are called in the region, carry out raids on other villages, putting the communities along the Envira River on permanent alert. Photos and text by Reuters.
A garbage strike in Rio de Janeiro after Carnival left trash piled high and a stink filling the air.
Carnival revelers celebrate with parades, the murder trial begins for double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, a Corvette is rescued from the sinkhole that swallowed the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 17 Daily Brief: South Korean resort collapses, illegal gold miners targeted in Brazil, 100 days since Typhoon Haiyan
At least three students were killed after a South Korean resort building collapsed, the Munduruku tribe of Brazil tracks down illegal gold miners, shelter remains a problem 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan, and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 4 Daily Brief: New Microsoft CEO, Scotland legalizes same-sex marriage, festivals all over the world
Microsoft names Satya Nadella as its new CEO, Scotland legalizes same-sex marriage, Sri Lanka celebrates its independence and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 28 Daily Brief: Celebrations in the Central African Republic, Ukraine PM resigns, State of the Union approaches
Residents of Bangui in the Central African Republic celebrate after rebels were escorted outside the city, Ukraine Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s resignation is followed by repeals of protest restrictions, Obama prepares for the State of the Union address, and more in today’s daily brief.
‘Batman’ visits Brazilian slum where residents homes are being expropriated for Maracana stadium reconstruction
Residents of the Favela do Metro slum, area just near the Maracana stadium refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the FIFA World Cup circus pitches camp in June.