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  • Pictures in the News | November 6, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where a Los Angeles councilman arrives with a life-size cardboard cutout of William Mulholland at the LA Aqueduct Cascades for a reenactment of the opening of the Aqueduct 100 years ago. In...
  • Congolese peace deal encounters a hitch

    Congolese peace deal encounters a hitch
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 19 years of fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats and envoys gathered for the signing of a deal to seal the defeat of the Congolese rebel group, M23. But the Congolese government and M23...
  • The Week in Pictures | November 4 – 10, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. One of the strongest storms ever recorded battered the central Philippines, ripping off rooftops, knocking out power and communications and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their...
  • International Red List: Conflict, habitat loss imperil world's animals

    International Red List: Conflict, habitat loss imperil world's animals
    The African okapi — the closet living relative of the giraffe — heads this year’s Red List, an international accounting of species threatened with extinction. The okapi — sometimes called a forest giraffe — lives in the...
  • 4 U.S. presidents to attend Mandela memorial events

    4 U.S. presidents to attend Mandela memorial events
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Four American presidents, along with more than 60 other world leaders, will travel to South Africa this week to honor former President Nelson Mandela. One man who won't be there is the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual...
  • Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold

    Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold
    M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...
  • Review: 'The Act of Killing' re-creates Indonesian slaughters

    Review: 'The Act of Killing' re-creates Indonesian slaughters
    "The Act of Killing" takes more than a little getting used to. It's a mind-bending film, devastating and disorienting, that disturbs us in ways we're not used to being disturbed, raising questions about the nature of documentary, the persistence of evil,...
  • Preserving Cameroon's treasures

    Preserving Cameroon's treasures
    Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
  • 'Significant new evidence' cited in 1961 death of U.N.'s Hammarskjold

    'Significant new evidence' cited in 1961 death of U.N.'s Hammarskjold
    It was 1961 and the Cold War battle for influence in newly independent African states was sharply focused on the Congo. The first elected leader, Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, had been kidnapped, tortured and killed by a military junta earlier in...
  • Ebola outbreak coming to an end in Uganda, continues in Congo

     
    While Ebola continues to kill in the Congo, an outbreak of the virus in neighboring Uganda appears to be coming to an end, the World Health Organization said Monday, reporting that no new cases of the deadly fever had been confirmed in Uganda for a month....
  • Beijing car crash opens door to another scandal in China

     
    Before dawn on March 18, a black Ferrari slammed into a concrete barrier in Beijing, killing the young male driver, badly injuring two young women and setting off yet another episode in the soap opera that has become Chinese politics. Chinese-language...