The day in photos around the world.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and two Crimean leaders signed the treaty making Crimea part of Russia, Indian Sikh youths performed fire-breathing, Holi celebrations marking the start of spring continued, and more in today’s daily brief.
The Canadian men’s ice hockey team blanked Sweden, 3-0, to win gold. In other Olympics results, Russia won gold in the four-man bobsled event, while Russia’s Alexander Legkov claimed gold in the men’s cross-country 50 km mass start free event.
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.
July 18 Photo Brief: Nelson Mandela turns 95, Bruce Lee is honored in Hong Kong and being fashionable at the British Open
The world celebrates as Nelson Mandela turns 95 today, a exhibit to honor Bruce Lee opens in Hong Kong, British Open golfers don their fashion attire during the opening round of the tournament and more in today’s daily brief.
Thirteen people confirmed dead and 37 missing after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early Saturday. The driverless, runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of the small Quebec town started rumbling down an empty track just minutes after a fire crew had extinguished a blaze in one of its parked locomotives according to witnesses.
An inside look at guns in Canada: Andy Clark of Reuters takes you to the DVC Indoor Shooting Centre in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia — the only indoor shooting centre in the province that rents firearms to the public without a license and the Vancouver Gun Club — a shotgun-only club that has a regular membership of about 400 and sells an estimated 1,100 day passes each year.
April 2 Photo Brief: North Korea makes nuclear threats, 100th floor of the One World Trade Center, funeral for victims of Myanmar mosque fire
North Korea makes nuclear threats, 100th floor of the One World Trade Center, funeral for victims of Myanmar mosque fire and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Photos may depict death or injury.
The unique sport of curling remains mostly out of the spotlight. But every four years, that changes, says brothers Hunter and Caleb Clawson, of Clarksville. After each winter Olympics, the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel sees a huge influx in interest at its meetings and open houses. For now, it’s just a core group of devotees shuffling up and down the ice.
The Clawsons, trained by their father Eric for the past eight years, are competing in the International Curling Championships this week in Vancouver. On Sunday, the Clawsons did some training exercises and competed in a friendly match with other club members.
The video below was partly shot on a GoPro camera attached to a curling stone to give a rare perspective of the sport.
March 15 Photo Brief: The new Pope’s ex-girlfriend, chocolate couture, fake Chinese medicine, et tu, Bieber?
The smiling lady that sent the new Pope packing for the priesthood, models walk the runway in edible attire during the second Bordeaux’s Chocolate fair, Justin Bieber plays on after apologizing for his online slam against Lindsay Lohan, environmental artist Christo unveils his “Big Air Package” and more in today’s daily brief.