From actors to presidents
November 17, 2016
A Facebook post about the outgoing first lady Michelle Obama has caused a major controversy involving a town mayor in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Although the town has a population of just 491, with no African American residents, the controversial post spread across United States and international media outlets.
Damaged by people, time and nature
November 14, 2016
Thousands of temples are spread across the plains of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma), serving as a symbol of the religious devotion of the country’s people and their rulers over the centuries. They combine to form one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and provide a view you will not see anywhere in the world. The entry fee of 25,000 25000 Myanmar Kyat (about $20) gives tourists five days to explore the territory officially called the Bagan Archaeological Zone.
Drugs and trafficking
November 11, 2016
The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was founded in Fontana, California, in 1948, at a time when military surplus made motorcycles affordable and the placid postwar years left many veterans bored and itching for adventure.
Take a chance, live or drown...
November 7, 2016
Refugees flee their home countries because they fear persecution based on their race, social group, religion or political views. Additionally, some people leave their countries to escape civil war and natural disasters.
Advocates of female circumcision and tobacco sniffing
November 1, 2016
Consisting of about 500,000 members, the Mungiki sect emerged from Kenya’s largest ethnic group, the Kikuyu. They’re viewed as both a criminal syndicate and a terrorist group, and are known for beheading anyone who stands in their way, as well as the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.
How to stay safe in floods
October 31, 2016
A natural disaster is any catastrophic event that is caused by nature or the natural processes of the earth. The severity of a disaster is measured in lives lost, economic loss, and the ability of the population to rebuild. Events that occur in unpopulated areas are not considered disasters. So a flood on an uninhabited island would not count as a disaster, but when a populated area is flooded…
Venezuela without Chavez
October 27, 2016
When Nicolas Maduro was elected President of Venezuela in April 2013, everyone knew that he will never become a second Hugo Chavez. Lacking the charisma and power of his predecessor, he inherited a country stuck in poverty and political chaos.
Shoe House and Atomium
October 26, 2016
Matured and amateur architects have brought many amazing buildings to the world, challenging nature’s miracles. Quirky shapes, ambitious designs, new materials and various styles create an impressive picture of modern architecture from sky scrapers to weird stone constructions.
Pollution and weather
October 19, 2016
Animals are dying all over the world in huge numbers because of the polluted seas and air. Millions of fish and massive numbers of various marine creatures are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead from the sky, and millions of poultry and wildlife are dying from avian flu. Land animals are also dying in large numbers from disease.
No wreckage or bodies ever recovered
October 14, 2016
The rapid development of global communications increased exposure to news about accidents. As plane tracking technology has improved and become more widely used, the rare incident in which tracking fails gets attention immediately. There have been several flights throughout aviation history that never made it to their destinations, with no wreckage or bodies ever recovered.