A cameraman records people along a street affected by cracks ...
Feb 3rd, 2012
(Reuters) - A cameraman records people along a street affected by cracks in Mixco, a village in the outskirts of Guatemala City, February 2, 2012. Guatemalan authorities declared areas in Mixco with cracks which are increasing by more than two cm (0.8 inches) in width a day "high risk" and advised that their inhabitants evacuate these areas within two months. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY POLITICS MEDIA) -
Fighters linked to Al-Qaeda have kidnapped and executed an Iraqi freelance cameraman working in northern Syria, a press freedom watchdog told AFP on Thursday. "Yasser Faysal al-Joumaili's execution was the first of a foreign journalist in Syria's so-called liberated areas," said Soazig Dollet, head of Reporters Without Borders... [Full Article]
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He has had streets, parks, a landfill and even a non-existent sub-atomic particle named after him: rarely has a man been so honoured during his lifetime as Nelson Mandela. Long before Mandela's death brought a global outpouring of tributes to the man who led South Africa out of apartheid, his name had been memorialised on places, projects and ... [Full Article]