A look at what’s coming up around the world this week.
Crossrail, which will provide a new link across London, has reached the half-way point. The $25 billion project, due to open in 2018, will connect London’s Heathrow Airport to the county of Essex in a bid to speed up connections and relieve pressure on the city’s crowded underground rail network. Photos and text courtesy of Reuters.
Celebrities in Wax: Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Carmelo Anthony, Justin Bieber and their waxen doppelgangers
Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Dame Helen Mirren, Carmelo Anthony, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and other celebrities meet their waxen doppelgangers.
Epiphany celebrators take to icy waters around the world, Portuguese soccer legend Eusébio is mourned, Dennis Rodman visits North Korea again, and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 2 Daily Brief: Palestine clashes with Israel, counting stock at London zoo, a look at steel bucket manufacturing
Employees work inside a steel bucket manufacturing unit at an industrial area on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, visitors skate at the Tower of London ice rink, people attempt to extinguish a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 27 Daily Brief: Troubled turkey, baby bonobo, Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William sing, Kim Jong-Un impersonator
Troubled turkey, baby bonobo, Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William sing, Kim Jong-Un impersonator and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 16 Photo Brief: Crazy fashion in Singapore, battling Typhoon Wipha in Japan and the Pope catches one in the face
Wild designs went on display during Fashion week in Singapore, Typhoon Wipha made life difficult for pedestrians in Japan, a faithful tosses a scarf to the Pontiff which he catches with his face and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 14 Photo Brief: Tiny toy soldier art, South Asians celebrate annual festivals and housing demand climbs in Myanmar
Tiny toy soldier art, South Asian celebrate annual festivals, housing demand climbs in Myanmar and more in today’s daily brief.