More about pawpaws, a native local fruit once known as “the poor man’s banana.”
Photos and text by Kim Hairston
A boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Wednesday, along the shore in the Egyptian port city of Rosetta. The boat, carrying up to 450 migrants, drowned at least 42 people and prompted a search operation that rescued at least 163 passengers, officials said.
Protesters converged on downtown Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Protesters have rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation. Read the full story here. More →
The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country’s main airport Monday after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky. Turrialba erupted twice Monday, first at dawn and again just before noon. The second eruption sent an ash cloud 13,000 feet into the air.
Monitor lizards are known as “hia” in Thai — a noun which doubles as the language’s most powerful swear word. Which may mean there’s a lot of cursing in Bangkok lately, with the lizard’s population soaring to 400 in the city centre’s main park. Given the glut, Thai officials have begun bagging the meaty reptiles and relocating them to a nearby sanctuary.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, was arrested Monday in connection to weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey. He was charged with five counts of attempted murder of police officers in connection with a shootout in which he was wounded; federal prosecutors said they were still weighing charges over the bombings. More →
Authorities ordered the demolition of around 300 houses in three villages to evict people living on the periphery of the rhino sanctuary to stop rampant poaching of the rare animal, a top police official said. Two people were killed and several others were injured Monday when villagers clashed with police while protesting the demolition of their homes.