An inferno that raged for almost half a day destroyed the more than 1,000-year-old Tibetan village of Dukezong in southwest China’s Yunnan province.
For a half century, Ernie Imhoff has felt at home in the free and open spaces of Druid Hill Park – also known to many older residents as “Droodle” or “Droodle Pork” in Baltimorese. It is a treasure island of solitude and socializing smack in Baltimore’s midsection, he says.
Jan. 10 Daily Brief: Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, Stage 5 of the Dakar 2014, a dog fight on the outskirts of Herat
Iranian breast cancer patient Farvah and her fiance Saleh try to wake up in the morning in their countryside house, lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, skiing tje World cup downhill slope and more in today’s daily brief.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the eruptions of Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia’s north Sumatra province. See Reuters pictures of Sinabung.
As the temperatures dipped down to record lows this week, Rob Williams was getting worried about the homeless people in his area. So, he and his friend John Falconer began collecting blankets, food, foot warmers and other donated items from their Rodgers Forge neighbors in an effort to help the homeless during the cold snap.
Jan. 9 Daily Brief: Ferry’s float through ice, Gov. Chris Christie holds news conference about bridge scandal, People’s Choice Awards
The barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, is seen in a NASA Hubble Space Telescope mosaic, a security officer yells for help at the site of a bomb attack in Karachi, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton and more in today’s daily brief.
‘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.
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.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Exhibitors show off their newest gadgets and services, including technology for cars, games, cameras, 3D printers, and smart glasses, at the show.
Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron took advantage of the slightly-warmer-but-still-chilly polar vortex weather to test a cold-weather experiment: freezing soap bubbles.