A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love.Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love.
In this underwater picture, a woman floats in a swimming pool during a summer day in Madrid; a boy removes rainwater from his hut after a heavy downpour in Karachi, Pakistan; and firefighters retrieve a crucifix from a church in the small town of Rio, near Amatrice, in central Italy, are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty Images/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
The Muensing Oxen Race In Bavaria,which pits the pride and glory of local ox breeders against one another only takes place once every four years. (Getty) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London’s Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. (Getty) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that if you want to know the specifics of Donald Trump’s immigration policy, you’ll have to ask the real estate magnate himself. The GOP leader declined to spell out what his party’s presidential nominee planned to do about the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. This distancing comes after a week of Trump softening his anti-illegal-immigration stance, which had included calls for a deportation force to kick out every undocumented immigrant.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that the core of Donald Trump’s immigration policy has been consistent — kicking criminals out of the country and denying amnesty to undocumented immigrants. The onetime Trump rival who is now the chairman of the Republican presidential nominee’s transition team defended Trump’s softening of his immigration policy during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning. In a conversation with journalist Martha Raddatz, Christie highlighted that Trump has said no undocumented immigrants will be eligible for citizenship unless they leave the United States and reenter through legal channels.
Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll. The quake that struck before dawn Wednesday killed 290 people and injured hundreds as it flattened three medieval towns in central Italy. Giuseppe Saieva, the prosecutor in the regional capital of Rieti, said the high human death toll "cannot only be considered the work of fate." Investigations are focusing on a number of structures, including an elementary school in Amatrice that crumbled despite being renovated in 2012 to resist earthquakes at a cost of 700,000 euros ($785,000). No one was in the school at the time, but many were shocked that it did not withstand the 6.2 magnitude quake. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
An Indian man dries his clothes at his boat after the day's work at the banks of the Brahmaputra River during the sunset in Guwahati, India; a woman kisses the coffin of 9-year-old Giulia Rinaldo at the end of the state funeral service for some of the victims of the earthquake in Ascoli Piceno, Italy; and Swiss Alpine wrestlers Bruno Gisler, left and Thomas Sempach fight during the Federal Alpine Wrestling Festival in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Police sharpshooters raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near the capital, Dhaka, after receiving a tip that Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, and others were hiding there, top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said. Police say Chowdhury is one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka on July 1 that that killed 20 people, including 17 foreigners.
Traders come from different countries including Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia to sell camels ahead of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, to commemorate the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim — or Abraham as he is known in the Bible — to sacrifice his son in accordance with God's will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead, where able Muslims offer either a goat, sheep, cow, buffalo, or camel during the feast rituals. (Getty)
Popular areas in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks were welcoming tourists for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities. The blaze in Grand Teton National Park shut down a route leading to Yellowstone’s South Entrance, so visitors coming from the south through Wyoming will have to take an hour long detour into Idaho. The wildfire in Grand Teton has burned about 19 square miles since lightning sparked it last month.
Instead of initially offering condolences, Donald Trump looked ahead to Election Day when reacting to news that Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade’s cousin had been killed. Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four, was reportedly caught in the crossfire while pushing a baby stroller in Chicago’s South Side on Friday. “Dwayne [sic] Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago.
While many experts say the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is on the decline, you wouldn’t know it from the organization’s public narrative. The ISIS propaganda strategy compels people to action: ISIS has persuaded an estimated 30,000 people from more than 85 countries to travel to hostile war zones in Iraq and Syria and inspired other supporters to commit acts of violence on ISIS’ behalf in their home countries. The caliphate’s narrative helped fuel expansion beyond Iraq and Syria to regions such as Libya, Yemen, and even Afghanistan, where its competitor al-Qaida has been operating and messaging for years.
The Donald Trump campaign has released a new mobile app on Friday that encourages the Republican presidential nominee’s supporters to both interact with and compete against one another. The America First app serves as sort of a hybrid between social network and game, in which points are earned through actions such as checking in at a Trump-Pence rally, donating money to the campaign, and declaring support for “Team Trump” on social media. The app also has several point-free features, such Donald Trump Trivia, a running countdown of the “Time Left Until We Defeat Crooked Hillary” and the “Newsfeed,” which appears to be the candidate’s Twitter feed.
After three decades fighting in the remote mountains of Colombia for a Marxist revolution, 60-year-old FARC rebel Cesar Gonzalez must now return to a society he barely recognizes. A peace deal unveiled on Wednesday between Colombia’s government and guerrilla leaders will end half a century of war and allow the rebels to set up a political party and seek power peacefully, at the ballot box. “In those days telephones had dials,” he said, laughing at how out of touch he is with modern Colombia.
An aerial view of the church of Santa Maria della Misericordia in Accumoli, in central Italy, where a strong earthquake hit several days earlier; two-time world medieval jousting champion Rod Walker poses for a photograph on his horse, Crusader, in Sydney; and lightning illuminates the sky during the storm near Vendas da Barreira, Galicia, northern Spain, are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters/Zuma) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Nearly 1,000 people have been killed by police or vigilantes in the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte ramps up his campaign against illegal drugs. Duterte has publicly named hundreds of politicians, military and police personnel, and other influential people allegedly involved in the drug trade and has ordered them to surrender or be hunted down. Duterte won the presidency two months ago by pledging to kill thousands in an all-out war against drugs in a country where drugs and crime are deeply-rooted. (Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Tim Kaine struck all the right notes with “Late Show” viewers Thursday night, showing off his mean harmonica skills in a bluesy jam session with “Late Show” house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human. It wasn’t the first time Kaine has broken out the old mouth harp since he hit the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton’s running mate this summer. During a visit to North Carolina earlier this month, Kaine jumped onto the stage at an Asheville brewery and played along with a local bluegrass band to classics by Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
Misery eased somewhat, with rains ebbing over the past three days in Uttar Pradesh state, where 200,000 people had moved to relief centers after their homes were submerged. Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges River and its tributaries rising above the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from flooded homes in north and eastern India. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
In honor of National Dog Day we take a moment to salute working dogs around the world. From K-9's to comfort dogs, these animals do everything from finding victims of tragedy and consoling them in the aftermath to helping kids read and assisting people with disabilities on a daily basis. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
The Portland Press Herald reports that the governor left the expletive-filled message after a TV reporter said that Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, was among several people who accused him of racism. “Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. The accusations of racism stemmed from comments LePage made during a town hall in North Berwick on Wednesday.
After Hillary Clinton’s denunciations of Donald Trump as a race-baiting demagogue, he dug up the oldest comeback in the book: I know you are but what am I? You look at what’s happening to African-Americans and Hispanics in this country,” Trump said during a Thursday night interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Cooper pressed Trump, who had called Clinton a bigot at a rally Wednesday night, on the definition of “bigotry” and whether the GOP nominee thinks Clinton has antipathy or hatred toward a particular group, or if he just thinks her policies are bigoted.
The online firestorm in response to a letter to incoming freshmen at the University of Chicago, warning them not to expect to be shielded from ideas and words that might make them uncomfortable, does not surprise the man who touched it off. In fact, says John W. Boyer, dean of the college, that response was somewhat the point. Boyer is also a professor of history at University of Chicago and specializes in the push and pull of intellectual speech.
BASHIR, Iraq — A group of Kurdish men arrive at sunrise, at an undisclosed location in Kirkuk Province, just steps behind the front lines of battle. Explosives are carefully piled in trenches and tied together so they will all blow up at once. An Iraqi official checks in on progress made by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action in its efforts to demolish explosives left by ISIS.