Sunday 18 February 2018

The World In Pictures

Rebel fighters fire a Grad rocket towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the countryside of the coastal city of Latakia. Photo credit: REUTERS/Alaa Khweled
Rebel fighters fire a Grad rocket towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the countryside of the coastal city of Latakia. Photo credit: REUTERS/Alaa Khweled
A general view of pipelines at the Zueitina oil terminal in Zueitina, west of Benghazi. Libya's acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said the government had reached a deal with Ibrahim Jathran, a rebel leader controlling oil ports, to hand over the last two terminals of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider and end a blockade that crippled the OPEC nation's petroleum industry. Thinni said the ports had been reclaimed after an agreement with Jathran, whose fighters had seized the terminals almost a year ago to demand more regional autonomy. Jathran's rebels and their allies, who were all former state oil protection guards before their mutiny, had agreed in April to reopen the two smaller ports, Zueitina and Hariga, and then gradually free up Es Sider and Ras Lanuf. Picture Credit: LIBYA-OIL/ REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori
People cool off in the Trocadero fountains near the Eiffel Tower on a hot summer day in Paris. Photo credit: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
A man tries to extinguish a fire set by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi during clashes against Egypt's security forces in Cairo's Suez Bridge district, Egypt. A suspected Islamic militant died Thursday when a homemade bomb he was handling went off in a village near Cairo, security officials said, as the anniversary of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi saw a series of small bombings across the country that did not kill or injure anyone. Photo credit: AP Photo/Ahmed Taranh
Tropical Storm Arthur, now known as Hurricane Arthur, is pictured off the Florida coast in this NASA satellite handout photo. The first hurricane of the Atlantic season gained strength on Thursday as its outer bands reached North Carolina, where thousands of vacationers scrubbed their July Fourth holiday beach plans and evacuated low-lying barrier islands in the storm's path. Photo credit: REUTERS/NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team/Handout via Reuters
A Palestinian stone-thrower stands next to a tyre set ablaze during clashes with Israeli police in Shuafat, an Arab suburb of Jerusalem. Israel faced a second day of violent Palestinian protests in Jerusalem on Thursday after the discovery of the body of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy on Wednesday in a forest near the city. Police clashed with a few dozen stone-throwing Palestinians in Shuafat, but the violence was on a much smaller scale than on Wednesday. Photo credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad
William Binney, former intelligence official of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) turned whistleblower, arrives to testify at the Bundestag commission investigating the role of the U.S. National Security Agency in Germany. The commission convened following revelations last year that the NSA had for years eavesdropped on the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leading German and European politicians. Recent documents released by former NSA employee Edward Snowden show strong activity by the NSA in Germany as well as cooperation between the NSA and the German intelligence service. Photo credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images
Miners walk pass maakeshift tents near the site of a landslide at a gold mine in San Juan Arriba, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa. Rescuers labored with pickaxes and shovels to dig out 11 miners trapped by a landslide at a small gold mine in southern Honduras, and are close to reaching three of the workers, officials said on Thursday. The workers were trapped when the entrance of the mine in San Juan Arriba, 110 km (70 miles) south of the capital Tegucigalpa, collapsed on Wednesday. Photo credit: REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
The sun sets behind a crane at the Gioia Tauro port, southern Italy. Cargo containers carrying hundreds of tons of Syrian chemical weapons were loaded onto a U.S. cargo ship Wednesday for destruction at sea, one of the final phases of the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapon stockpile. The chemicals had crossed the Mediterranean aboard the Danish ship Ark Futura, which steamed into the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro as the sun rose Wednesday. By late afternoon, about half of the 78 containers had been transferred, with cranes lifting each container onto a flatbed truck that then drove into the cargo hold of the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray. Photo credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno
Valentina, who gave only his first name, gestures in a flat of her neighbor who was injured during shelling in the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Residential areas came under shelling on Thursday from government forces. Photo credit: AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

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