A garbage strike in Rio de Janeiro after Carnival left trash piled high and a stink filling the air.
Rio de Janeiro
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.
A typhoon wallops South Korea, the world’s largest book fair is set to begin in Germany, Diana Nyad attempts to swim for 48 consecutive hours and more in today’s daily brief.
Pope Francis made the first overseas trip of his papacy this week, heading to Brazil mainly to preside over the five-day celebration of World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. While visiting a country rocked by protests that began last month, the first Latin American pontiff chastised the Brazilian government for not doing enough to help poor residents.
May 9 Photo Brief: Victory Day celebrations in Europe, Tom Cruise in China and Cleveland kidnappers appear in court
World War II Victory Day celebrations across Europe, people jump from a burning high rise in Pakistan, Tom Cruise tours China for his movie “Oblivion,” the Cleveland kidnappers are charged in court and more in today’s daily brief.
Much of Boston is on lockdown, gay marriage vote sparks violence in France, Hindus prepare for the festival commemorating the birth Rama and more in today’s daily brief.
Angela Merkel muffins served in Germany, poverty continues its devastating toll in India, the volcanic Mount Etna erupts in Italy, poultry production ramps up rapid testing for H7N9 in China and more in today’s daily brief.