A man cries after losing all of his belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, on Tuesday.According to local media reports, at least 200 shanty dwellings and 20 shops were destroyed in the blaze, which was caused by an electrical short circuit.
An army of emergency crews were gearing up for battle Wednesday with a vicious — and rare — ice storm in Georgia that had already cut off power for thousands of customers and left the streets of Atlanta looking like a sci-fi wasteland.
Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin! To celebrate the late evolutionary biologist's 205th birthday on Wednesday, an entomologist is "regifting" one of the beetles Darwin collected during his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle.
One person was killed and several others were injured, two of them critically, when a bus and truck collided at a West Village intersection Wednesday morning, authorities say.The MTA bus and the truck collided at Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street shortly before 6 a.m., the FDNY says.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - If the United Auto Workers wins this week's historic election at Volkswagen's three-year-old Chattanooga factory, the union could use the victory as a springboard to organize other foreign-owned plants in the South and revive its waning influence on the U.S. labor movement.
Kelly Clark of the U.S. performs a jump during the Women's Snowboard Halfpipe Qualification at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 12. After failing to win a gold medal in women’s halfpipe four years ago for the first time since 1998, today the U.S.