Juliana Robledo Sánchez

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Italy

California Drought Leads City to Cancel Fireworks

California’s drought is putting a damper on one town’s Fourth of July festivities. The city of Cupertino in central California announced this week …

200,000 shark fins seized by police in Ecuador, bound for Asia markets

Shark fins worth up to $1.5m discovered after raids on nine properties in the port city of Manta<p>Police in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5m.<p>Colonel Rommel Tapia, the head of …

If NSA surveillance program ends, phone record trove will endure

The<p>National Security Agencywill mothball its mammoth archive of Americans' telephone records, isolating the computer servers where they are stored and blocking investigators' access, but will not destroy the database if its legal authority to collect the material expires on schedule this Sunday, …

Surveillance

South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe

In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell<p>Nelson Mandelaignored his doctor's advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official.<p>The purpose of the trip to Trinidad and Tobago was simple: Mandela hoped to win Jack Warner's support, persuading him and other officials of …

South Africa

Afghan women activists face rising violence, Amnesty says

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan women activists who are working to improve the human rights situation in their country face increased violence, including threats, sexual assault and assassinations, Amnesty International said Tuesday.<p>The London-based watchdog criticized Afghan authorities in a new …

Rights & Freedoms

In Her Shoes: Portuguese Men Heel for Women's Rights

<i>Olympic swimmer Simão Morgado (Photo: Branislav Šimončik)</i><p>To really understand someone, the saying goes, you must walk a mile in their shoes. <i>Maxima</i>, Portugal's leading women's fashion magazine is encouraging men to do just that with a powerful new exhibition titled "100 Homens Sem Prenceitos: Um …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Why Hundreds of Starving Sea Lion Pups Are Washing Up in California

Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for …