On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. In the course of a year, limbs have been replaced, psyches soothed, the wounds sustained in a moment at the marathon’s finish line have at least begun to heal. At the same time, a city shaken by an act of terrorism has returned to its usual rhythms – sadder, but some say stronger, as well.
Squatters in Rio de Janeiro clashed with police on Friday after a Brazilian court ordered the eviction of nearly 5,000 people from abandoned buildings.
India started the world’s largest election Monday, with voters in the remote northeast making their way past lush rice paddies and over rickety bamboo bridges to reach the polls. The country’s 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks.
Drought is hitting one of the hungriest, most desolate parts of the most impoverished nation in the hemisphere and it has alarmed international aid organizations such as the U.N. World Food Program, which sent workers this week to pass out bulgur wheat, cooking oil and salt.
Military veterans who fought in Afghanistan and the Iraq war gathered in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to push to get Congress and President Barack Obama to take more aggressive steps to counter a historically high suicide rate in their ranks.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Pope Francis for the first time on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Vatican.