Brazil has beefed up security ahead of the World Cup, with troops deployed at borders and stadiums. Brazilian authorities say the risk of a terrorist attack is low because the country has no enemies but the most serious threat will likely come from street demonstrations.
As fans around the world tune in to World Cup 2014, a few fans out of this world will be watching, too. United States astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson and German astronaut Alexander Gerst will be cheering on their teams from some 230 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station, NASA reports.
Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practice the “beautiful game.”
Graffiti, in reference to the 2014 World Cup, is found on the streets of Brazil.
“Pelada” soccer matches in Brazil, rock climbers help make art, Indians cast their votes and more in today’s daily brief.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes dry faucets in India, a visit to Serbia and three Baltimore Blast games.
‘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.
Dec. 13 Daily Brief: Bidding farewell to Mandela, protests in Kiev, opening ceremonies for swimming championships
South Africans bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, protesters guard a barricade on Independence Square in Kiev, opening ceremonies are held for the Len European Short Course Swimming Championships in Herning, Denmark, and more in today’s daily brief.