A strong earthquake has hit central Italy on Wednesday killing at least 240 people. The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.2 and struck in Norica, Umbria, approximately 100km north-east of Rome. These are the heartbreaking pictures showing how the earthquake has left Italian villages in ruins and how they looked before tragedy.
There is a rush on mammoth ivory in the wilderness of Siberia, Russia. And since it is sold for millions on the black market in China, a lot of people from the poorest villages of Siberia took the opportunity and made a lot of money. These “hunters” or as they are called – tuskers - use illegal new methods to extract mammoth remains while trying to avoid police patrols.
Foreign students share their experience of living in Moscow dorms. It is not the best experience as very often there is minimal comfort and huge hygienic problems. Students share their beds with bedbugs and cockroaches plus there are frequent problems with leaky ceilings. Of course, these accommodations are not the first choice of students, but because of a very expensive rent in Moscow, they don’t really have a choice.
These photos are mainly taken in Shibuya, a special ward in Tokyo. This area is known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area. So, it is not surprising that you can meet more drunk people here than in any other part of the capital. Australian designer Tom O’Brie who lives in Japan snaps pics of these people and posts them on his Instagram account he called @shibuyameltdown.
The village looks nice from the outside and seems to be ok but appearances may be deceptive. After team Australia moved into their living quarters, they were faced with electricity, gas and plumbing problems and the overall cleanness was unsatisfactory. This caused them to move out and look for the hotels to stay at. There was a fire in the Dutch building and only 12 of the 31 buildings have passed safety inspections. And it is less than two weeks before the opening ceremony on August 5. Rio’s officials promised to do the necessary improvements before the games start.
Let’s take a tour of the village and see what it looks like now.
Graham is a product of a joint work of a sculptor, a trauma surgeon, and a road safety engineer, who designed him as a part of a new Australian road safety campaign. The three worked together to create a projection of the kind of body that humans would need to have in order to withstand a car crash. This is what they have come up with.