Photos of the day - March 10, 2014
An Afghan honor of guard stands next to pictures of late Afghan Vice President Field Marshal Mohammed Qasim outside his house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 10, 2014. Afghanistan's influential Vice President Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died March 9, 2014...
Venezuela protests turn violent
Demonstrators lie on the ground holding statistics about the people murdered in the 14 years of Chavista government, at a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 7, 2014. Venezuela is coming under increasing international scrutiny amid violence that most recently killed a National Guardsman and a civilian. United Nations human rights experts demanded answers Thursday from Venezuela's government about the use of violence and imprisonment in a crackdown on widespread demonstrations...
Famous Drug Lords
Last month, authorities in Mexico arrested one of the most powerful drug lords in the world: Joaquin Guzman Loera. Nicknamed â€śEl Chapo,â€ť which means â€śshorty,â€ť he had escaped from a Mexican prison 13 years ago and ruled a multi-billion dollar drug empire that supplied cocaine and marijuana to the U.S. But El Chapo is not the first drug lord to be captured. Frank Lucas was a heroin dealer in New York City in the 1960s and 70s...
Pope Francis waves from his pope-mobile at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Cheney: 'No question' Putin thinks Obama is weak
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said there is "no question" that Russian President Vladimir Putin believes President Barack Obama is weak, and that the United States should not take military options off the table in its response to Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.
Photos of the day - March 9, 2014
Hindu men from the village of Nangaon throw colored powder at each other as they play holi at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India , in New Delhi, India, Sunday, March 9, 2014. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town...
'SNL' skewers Putin
"Saturday Night Live" skewered the U.S. response to the crisis in the Ukraine during its cold open Saturday, with President Barack Obama enlisting actor Liam Neeson to negotiate with Russian President Vladamir Putin.
Photos of the day - March 8, 2014
A farmer shouts while running alongside his oxen as they race through a paddy field during the Kakkoor Kalavayal festival at Kakkoor village in the southern Indian state of Kerala March 8, 2014. The post harvest festival is celebrated by the farmers of Kakkoor village and the surrounding villages. (REUTERS/Sivaram V)
Missing Malaysia Airlines jet
Relatives of passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 watch news on TV at a hotel in Beijing March 10, 2014. China urged Malaysia to step up the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went missing with 239 people on board, about two-thirds of them Chinese, and said it has sent security agents to help with an investigation into the misuse of passports. REUTERS/Chance Chan (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) CHINA OUT...
'Women's Day â€“ Mothers and Daughters': Portraits and stories from around the world
Saciido Sheik Yacquub, 34, poses for a picture with her daughter Faadumo Subeer Mohamed, 13, at their home in Hodan district IDP camp in Mogadishu February 11, 2014. Saciido, who runs a small business, wanted to be a business woman when she was a child. She studied until she was 20. She hopes that Faadumo will become a doctor. Faadumo will finish school in 2017 and hopes to be a doctor when she grows up...
Fighter Pilot Takes Selfie While Firing Sidewinder Missile
It's time for Ellen and her bevy of A-list friends to have a seat. This picture might be the self-portrait to end all selfies. It started with an image released by the Royal Danish Air Force of a pilot flying a F-16. The photo was taken during an air-to-air training mission. The exercise involves the fighter pilot, Thomas Kristensen, firing a missile that has to hit a flare dropped by another plane...
Meet the Volunteers Willing to Go to Mars and Never Come Back
Over 200,000 people have applied to take a one-way trip to Mars. A new digital short interviews five of those prospective Mars astronauts to find out who they are and why they would want to become a part of history. "Mars One Way" documents the thought process of Cody Reeder, Casey Hunter, Will Robbins, Katelyn Kane, and Ken Sullivan. The five applicants all come from different backgrounds but have one similarity: they are more curious about life on Mars than attached to their current living situation on Earth...