When a French soldier on a military operation in Mali posed for this photograph wearing a “Call of Duty” skull mask, the resultant effect was a mass outcry from the public claiming that the FMIS were conveying the message that the soldier’s role was to “bring death”. However, the photographer behind the image states that the photo was just meant as a bit of fun for the soldiers who are working in difficult situations and not meant to cause any harm.
Abnormal amounts of snow fall in the Russian city of Norilsk bury cars and buildings.
The practice of breaking into pipelines to steal crude oil is known as “oil bunkering”. It is against the law and is also extremely bad for the environment but local Nigerians argue that refining oil for overseas sales can earn them up to $60 a day and the alternative to this is unemployment and poverty.