Alex Suh has traveled to Mexico's Banco Chinchorro reef twice in the past three years to get into the waters and capture the crocodiles in their natural habitat.
The jury began a fourth day of deliberations Tuesday in the trial of Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort, the first resulting from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina on Monday, the latest move to dismantle Civil War symbols amid a fierce debate about race and the legacy of slavery in the United States.
A series of beautiful shots of divers swimming near sunken ships have emerged. Alex Voyer, 39, was sailing around the Caribbean on a 60-foot boat when he stopped for a dive. The images show amazing shipwrecks as free divers explore the seabed. Alex, a photographer and free diver, said: “With my girlfriend, Marianne Aventurier, we are sailing all summer around the Caribbean to learn more about sailing.” (Caters News)
Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80. Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his death in the Swiss capital, Bern, after a short and unspecified illness. The statement remembered the Nobel Peace Prize winner as “radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did.” He died “peacefully in his sleep,” the president of Ghana, where Annan was born, said after speaking to his wife. At U.N. headquarters in New York, the U.N. flag flew at half-staff and a bouquet of flowers was placed under Annan’s portrait. Reflecting the widespread regard that won him a groundbreaking uncontested election to a second term, leaders from Russia, India, Israel, France and elsewhere expressed condolences for a man Bill Gates called “one of the great peacemakers of our time.” Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. His aristocratic style, cool-tempered elegance and political savvy helped guide his ascent to become its seventh secretary-general, and the first hired from within. His two terms were from Jan. 1, 1997, to Dec. 31, 2006, capped nearly midway when he and the U.N. were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. ( AP ) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled that crisis-racked nation, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. “It is absolutely a humanitarian mission,” he told reporters returning with him to Washington after a six-day tour of South America. Mattis would not say when the USNS Comfort would arrive off the coast of Colombia, but it apparently will not be in the next few weeks. Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman, said it would be “in the fall,” but she would not be more specific. As a result of a dire economic and health care situation, rising numbers of Venezuelans are joining an exodus that has set off alarms across Latin America. The United Nations said earlier this week that an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-torn country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
This real estate agent really had a Jurassic lark attempting to sell one of her most recent properties — by dressing in a 7-foot dinosaur costume. Realtor Bambi Chase dressed as the comedic T. rex for the home’s showcase shots, peeking out of the family abode’s shower, cooking up a storm in the kitchen and drinking a glass of wine in the garden. Chase, who works for Nebraska Realty, said she had seen a number of T. rex-costume gimmicks floating around the internet and decided such an approach would be perfect for the real estate market.
Award-winning photographer Lara Jo Regan’s latest book, “Dogs on the Beach,” captures the unbridled, infectious bliss canines exhibit when they hit the shore. A passionate, world-renowned chronicler of canine life (including “Dogs in Cars,” the “Mr. Winkle” series and “Dog Plays”), Regan spent three years shooting “Dogs on the Beach” in her quest to document the explosion of dog beach culture.
A suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens more in an attack blamed on the Islamic State group, officials said. The bombing was the latest large-scale assault on Afghanistan's Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted by Sunni extremists who consider Shiites to be heretics. (AP)
Impressive images of these alien-like creatures were captured underwater — photographer Cai Songda is a keen diver and did not miss the chance to snap pictures of the unique “aliens.” Cai, who is from Manila, Philippines, went on several diving trips this year and ended up with this beautiful collection of sea creatures, most of them in the area of Anilao.Cai loves blackwater diving and photography; he uses special lighting to illuminate his photos, as they are all taken in deep, dark waters. ...
Rescuers hunted for survivors among huge chunks of debris on Wednesday after a bridge collapse that killed 39, as furious government ministers rounded on the viaduct's operator, saying it should pay fines and compensation and lose its concession.
The worst drought in living memory is sweeping parts of eastern Australia, leaving farmers struggling to cope and asking questions about their future. While the weather has improved in parts of Western Australia, winter rain has gone missing across much of the country’s east, leaving farmers praying for rain after planting seed in dry soil or culling cattle and sheep they can no longer afford to feed. About 99 percent of the state – which accounts for a quarter of Australia’s agricultural output by value – is now officially in drought.
The Perseid Meteor shower has returned for its annual show, lighting up the night sky for stargazers. The spectacular sight occurs every August between the 12th and 13th and the peak time to see it was Sunday night. It occurs every year as the Earth ploughs through dusty debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. (AFP)
White nationalists who marched on Washington and rallied at a park near the White House have left the area in white vans under a police escort. The demonstration led by the principal organizer of last year’s “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, Virginia, Jason Kessler, ended earlier than expected. Thousands of counterdemonstrators showed up to jeer and shout insults at the white nationalists as they made their way through Washington streets.
The mother of a woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last summer said Sunday there’s much healing to do a year after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, visited the site of the attack on Sunday afternoon. The vigil was one in a series of largely peaceful community events held in Charlottesville over the weekend to mark the one-year anniversary of the rally, one of the largest gatherings of white nationalists and other far-right extremists in a decade.
Rather than focus on the gray, nondescript birds people usually associate with the term "pigeon," Leila Jeffreys captures the more vibrant varieties.
A group of anti-fascist activists rallied peacefully in downtown Charlottesville as the city marks the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence. Saturday marks a year since white nationalists marched through the University of Virginia campus with torches, clashing with a group of counterprotesters. The following day, a much larger gathering of white nationalists near a downtown park erupted into violence.
Firefighters worked furiously Friday to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes, dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities as the fire sweeps through the dense, bone-dry brush of the Cleveland National Forest.
These adorable pawtraits seem to show the personalities of a variety of canines, capturing their incredible diverseness in their expressions and fine details.Whether it be Chika the miniature schnauzer’s shy wave or Fiji the basenji’s cheeky side-eye, Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova allow the personalities of their subjects to really come out in their series, “The Dog Show.”Khokhlov and Ershova, who are from Moscow, have taken portraits of about 50 breeds of pooches — earning much critical acclaim. (Caters News)
Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza overnight, and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets, including a long-range missile, deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict. Israel has fought three wars in the past decade with Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip.
The remains of victims and children's clothing were strewn across a market in northern Yemen on Friday, as the U.S. and UN called for an investigation into an air strike the previous day by a Saudi-led coalition that killed 29 children on a bus.
Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed nearly 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).
Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure. After the vote, small groups of protesters clashed with police, throwing firebombs and setting up flaming barricades. Police officers responded with tear gas.
At 11:02 a.m on August 9, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb, nicknamed "Fat Man," on Nagaskai, Japan. It killed an estimated 70,000 of the city's estimated population. Days later, World War II was over.
Europe's scorching heat wave has killed nine people in a week in Spain, health authorities said Tuesday, as stifling temperatures kindled wildfires in the country and neighboring Portugal where a ferocious blaze encircled a resort town.