02252020

The week in pictures, Feb. 15 – Feb. 21

Here’s a selection of the most amazing images captured around the world in the past seven days. Enjoy! Source link

Australian family claims son's headstone was removed without knowledge over 'offensive' picture: report

A family in Australia says they were “devastated” when they learned that their son’s headstone was removed from a local cemetery without their knowledge because some had objected to an “offensive” photo, according to a report. Peter [...]

Vladimir Putin's strangest propaganda moments

Russian President Vladimir Putin, through the lens of state media, is a man of many talents. Whether Putin is taking off his shirt and reeling in fish in Siberia, or finding ancient treasures buried in the sea – the country’s media apparatus [...]

Carnival begins in Rio, but tourists will face contaminated water

Sexy costumes, bands, festivities, wild parades – and murky water. As the official Carnival celebrations kick off in the Brazilian city of Rio Saturday, potable water has become a valuable commodity, especially in the peak of summer [...]

The 5 most powerful armies in the world

Battlefields are constantly evolving, leading countries around the world to pump hundreds of billions of dollars each year into their armed forces in a race to develop the most advanced training, technology and weaponry. As of 2020, Global [...]

US, Taliban 'reduction of violence' will start tonight, official says

The weeklong “reduction in violence” agreed upon by the U.S. and Taliban is set to go into effect Friday night in Afghanistan, starting a countdown clock to when both sides will sign a peace deal that would bring an eventual end to the [...]

Joseph Kony survivor recalls how faith, God helped her endure 8 years in captivity

Viral vanish: What happened to Joseph Kony? Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army rose to fame in 2012 for abducting over 38,00 adults and another 38,000 children, forcing thousands of boys into becoming ‘child soldiers’ and [...]

Prince Andrew trolled on Epstein link with banner draped on schoolbus

LONDON  — A yellow school bus with a banner depicting the face of Britain’s Prince Andrew drove past Buckingham Palace on Friday, urging him to testify in the investigation of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The stunt organized [...]

The world's remaining communist countries, and how they're faring economically

Communism is the political and economic doctrine that abolishes private ownership in favor of the state controlling the means of production in an effort to create economic equality and end the exploitation of workers. For decades after [...]

The world's remaining communist countries, and how they're faring economically

Communism is the political and economic doctrine that abolishes private ownership in favor of the state controlling the means of production in an effort to create economic equality and the abolishment of the exploitation of workers. For decades, [...]