Day 6 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off with upstart Belgium defeating Algeria 2-1. In the afternoon Brazil and Mexico battled to a nil, nil finish. Russia and Korea Republic tied 1-1 in the evening.
In today’s 2014 World Cup match-ups, Mexico defeated Cameroon 1-0, Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 and Chile beat Australia 3-1.
All eyes are on the Spain-Netherlands game, a rematch of the 2010 final. Spain has only reloaded since then, while the Dutch find themselves in something of a transitional phase.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes new international trade numbers and a hearing on whether or not British anti-fracking protests can continue.
In villages nestled amid the jagged mountains where captured Mexican kingpin Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman was born, the drug trade that dominates the local economy is already breeding the next generation of smugglers and gunslingers. Guzman, arrested last weekend, started life in the village of La Tuna high in the sierra of Mexico’s northwestern state of Sinaloa. Marijuana and the poppies used for opium have been grown here for decades, fueling the rise of successive dynasties of famous drug lords.
Reuters photographer Daniel Becerril took a look inside some of the tunnels of drug kingpin Chapo, who was captured on Saturday in a raid just days after escaping from the clutches of Mexican troops through the tunnel and sewers.
Turkish protestors use fireworks against the police in a protest over a new road, across-border Korean family reunions end, tennis players practice on a floating court at the Mexican Open, and more in today’s daily brief.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world.
Offbeat news: Sushi mosaic in Hong Kong, conjoined whale twins off Mexico coast, dead tiger found in SUV in China
Today’s strange news from around the world: Fishermen found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as “exceptionally rare,” participants broke the Guiness World Records by creating the largest sushi mosaic using a total of 20,647 pieces during the 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong, and police in China detained a former chef over the death of a rare Siberian tiger discovered in the back of an SUV.
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.
Sept. 19 Photo Brief: Caroline Kennedy on Capitol Hill, giant rubber duck in Taiwan and Olympic medals unveiled in Russia
Caroline Kennedy testified at her nomination hearing for U.S. Ambassador to Japan, a giant rubber duck by a Dutch artist floats into Taiwan as it goes on display, Russia unveils it 2014 Winter Olympic Medals for the Sochi games and more in today’s daily brief.
London Fashion Week, Camping Festival in China, Acapulco flooding, Baby rhino and more in today’s daily brief.