Kelly Pearson

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'I've had enough,' says Mexican attorney general in missing students gaffe

An off-the-cuff comment by the attorney general to cut off a news conference about the apparent killing of 43 missing college students has been taken up by protesters as a rallying cry against Mexico’s corruption and drug trade-fueled violence.<p>During the televised appearance on Friday, attorney …

As Germany marks fall of the Berlin Wall, Gorbachev warns of new cold war

As Berliners watch 8,000 balloons being released into the night sky this evening, old divisions between east and west will symbolically vanish into thin air with them. Yet the runup to the festivities has already served up plenty of reminders that, 25 years after the fall of the wall that divided …

Chef, 90, faces jail, fines for feeding the homeless

MIAMI (Reuters) - For decades, 90-year-old Arnold Abbott has hauled pans filled with roast chicken and cheese-covered potatoes onto a south Florida beach park to feed hundreds of homeless people.<p>Arnold P. Abbott, president of the Maureen A. Abbott Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc., and culinary skills …

Saudi Arabia considers lifting ban on women drivers

Saudi Arabia king's advisory council recommends women over 30, wearing no make-up, should be allowed to drive between 7am and 8pm most days<p><b>Saudi Arabia</b>is considering proposals to allow women to drive, a member of the king's advisory council has said.<p>The recommendations from the Shura Council to …

Negative Space in Photography

You already know a great deal about the composition choices that I make. You know my thoughts on what matters most in photography, the rule of …

The Mexican Suitcase: One of 20th Century Photography’s Biggest Mysteries

One of the most interesting photographic mysteries of the 20th century is the story of the ‘Mexican Suitcase’ — something that is neither a suitcase, …

The New World of Travel Writing

As a writer, editor, and teacher, I care about travel writing that matters. My own journey of learning about and reflecting on the ever-evolving world of travel writing and publishing is a continual one, propelled each year by the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, held each …

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The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Berlin Wall anniversary: photographs from the symbolic rise and fall of the Iron Curtain - Telegraph

15 Breathtaking Locations You Can Explore With Google Street View

Leaving the street behind, Google's photographers have visited some of the world's most incredible locations, capturing beautiful panoramic photos along the way.<p>From underwater research bases and submarines to underground salt mines and luxury airliners in the sky, you're guaranteed to see …

Google Street View

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica receives $1m offer for his blue Beetle

The Uruguayan president Jose Mujica says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, which has become a symbol of his austere lifestyle.<p>The man once nicknamed “the poorest president in the world” told the Uruguayan weekly Busqueda that an Arab sheik offered $1m …

Malaysian court overturns law that banned cross-dressing

Three Malaysian Muslim transgender people have won a court ruling that challenged a religious law banning them from cross-dressing.<p>Activists called it a victory for human rights in the conservative south-east Asian nation.<p>A three-judge panel of the court of appeal unanimously ruled that the sharia …

Pakistan Arrests 44 for Burning Christians Alive in Kiln

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's prime minister vowed to show "no mercy" to the members of a mob that burned a Christian couple alive in an industrial kiln, as the number of villagers arrested in connection with the crime reached 44. Shahbaz Maseeh, 26, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were attacked by …

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters clash with police in Mong Kok – video

Barricades torn down at Admiralty as authorities enforce court order but other areas remain occupied by demonstrators<p>Published: 17 Nov 2014<p>Statement urges occupiers to leave area around government buildings before planned clearance of streets on Tuesday<p>Published: 17 Nov 2014<p>Cathay Pacific staff …

The China that defies all stereotypes | CNN Travel

Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.<p>Palestinians launched more than 180 rockets on Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly at …

Hopes of Prolonged Truce Dashed as Gaza Conflict Reignites

Fighting in Gaza continued into the early hours of Wednesday morning after talks between Israel and Hamas over a cease-fire collapsed in Cairo.<p>The …

Jerusalem Zoo Struggles to Remain Common Ground for Israelis, Palestinians

Amid war, Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo is an island of sanity in a complicated reality.<p>JERUSALEM—In most zoos, a peccary would warrant scant attention. The grunting, short-legged New World critter doesn't spout water like crowd-pleasing elephants or pick visitors' pockets like mischievous lemurs. What …

Anti-Israel shop protests risk bringing Middle Eastern violence to High Streets – Jewish leaders

Supermarket protests in Britain stirring up tensions and intimidation while achieving nothing for Palestinians, say Jewish community leaders<p>Protest groups targeting supermarkets over the sale of Israeli products risk importing Middle Eastern violence to British high streets, Jewish have leaders …

Israel destroys homes of Palestinians suspected of murdering Israeli teens

With the end of a five-day ceasefire looming, Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank have demolished the homes of two Palestinians suspected of abducting and killing three Israeli teenagers in June.<p>Troops set charges to destroy the homes of Hussam Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, while the property of …