Doctors have warned that skin problems could be caused by the foam, which forms every monsoon season but has been particularly bad this year. Word has not got through to the hundreds of families who throng India's longest urban beach, letting children happily skip in the toxin-filled froth, according to AFP. The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board said it is analysing samples from the foam which has spread several kilometres along the beach. "It is definitely not good for people to go into the foam but they just do not ...
This December, the world watches as heads of state and government and military leaders gather at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Leaders’ Meeting in London. Upon arrival, the NATO leaders were greeted by Queen Elizabeth II, her son Charles and his wife, Camilla. The Queen put on a brave face to host a glittering NATO reception at Buckingham Palace. With the commemoration of the Alliance’s 70th anniversary, this past year has served to honor NATO’s achievements. To round off this historic year, the NATO Leaders’ Meeting in December presents an ...
In November alone, almost 3,900 asylum seekers landed on Lesbos, arriving from the Turkish coast nearby. Among them, at least 1,200 unaccompanied minors live in "extremely worrying and unsuitable" conditions for children, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The UN agency, medical charity MSF and other NGOs have called for an emergency evacuation of children and other vulnerable migrants living in "inhuman" and "miserable" conditions, according to AFP. "In the beginning of the winter it's really bad. It's raining everywhere. The tents can't hold it. ...
Hindu worshippers began killing thousands of buffalo, Tuesday, in what is reputedly as the world's biggest animal sacrifice festival, held every five years in a remote corner of Nepal. This is despite efforts to end the bloodshed. The Gadhimai Festival kicked off in the early hours amid tight security with the ceremonial slaughter of a goat, rat, chicken, pig and a pigeon. A local shaman then offered blood from five points of his body. Some 200 butchers with sharpened swords and knives then walked into a walled arena bigger than ...
The UAE officially marks its 48th National Day by celebrations starting 2 December under the patronage of Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The UAE National Day celebrations centre around a spectacular theatrical production titled "Legacy of Our Ancestors", highlighting the long-held values of the UAE with stories told under the moon.
Mostly indifferent to the bipeds donning neon-colored windbreakers, wildlife abounds in the deafening silence of the icy landscape. Antarctica, a land of adventure without rulers, is 'like the heart of the Earth'. To reach the Antarctic destination some of the people traveled 14,000 kilometers and spent thousands of euros. Tourists plunge into the three-degree Celsius water under the intrigued gaze of a group of penguins. Tourists are also flocking to the area in greater numbers. This season nearly 80,000 visitors are expected, a 40-percent increase compared to last year. Antarctic ...
Suspended for two weeks as anti-government protests and blockades rocked El Alto, the cholitas luchadores are back on the canvas at Sharks of the Ring wrestling club. With roads blocked and many afraid to leave their homes in the city more than 13,000 feet above sea level, the Sunday high-altitude wrestling matches were canceled for a fortnight. The raucous crowd of elderly men, young women and parents with small children heckle and hurl insults as the indigenous women wrestlers, wearing traditional multilayered "pollera" skirts and long braids, flip, kick, punch ...
Thanksgiving Day is considered a national holiday and it is celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, and some other countries. The world gives thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Moreover, this occasion is marked on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. In New York City, Thanksgiving usually celebrated during the annual Macy’s parade, which has a strict and specific set of balloon-flight regulations that have been in ...
Thousands of Palestinians gathered in the West Bank to voice their outrage over US policies and Israel's treatment of prisoners. Protesters took part in a “day of rage”, with some groups clashing with Israeli forces to protest the U.S. announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law. Around 2,000 people gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah by midday, where they set ablaze posters of Donald Trump as well as Israeli and American flags. Schools, universities, and government offices were closed and rallies were being held ...