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PHOTOS: Shaking Up The Idea Of What Africa Looks Like

Africa's big photo show is asking some big questions.<p>What does it mean to be an artist in Africa? And what does the future hold for the continent?<p>"The Bamako Encounters," the 11th African Biennale of Photography, explores the heady topics of identity and possibility through the theme of "Afrotopia."<p>…

South Africa

PHOTOS: People Think The Twins Of Abidjan Can Make A Wish Come True

As Armenian photographer Anush Babajanyan wandered through the streets of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, she encountered something she found a bit strange. "I was walking with a friend of mine in the city's central district," she says. "And we started to see twins everywhere."<p>As they approached the big …

anushbabajanyan

‘New York hates you’: Protesters greet the president at Trump Tower

When President Trump returned to his home town of New York City on Monday night, he received anything but a warm welcome.<p>Trump was returning to his eponymous tower for the first time since being inaugurated.<p>Protesters gathered in the shadow of Trump Tower on Monday evening, filling the sidewalk for …

What Hiram Maristany Saw Looking Through The Lens At El Barrio

Photographer Hiram Maristany first picked up a camera as a teenager in 1959 at the urging of a social worker named Dan Murrow. He used it to document his world in El Barrio — or East Harlem — a close and vibrant Puerto Rican community that regularly dealt with poverty and violence. His photographs …

Deadly election day in Venezuela as protesters clash with troops

<b>Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) —</b> Deadly clashes between protesters and police marred voting on Sunday, as Venezuelans cast ballots on a controversial measure that could mark a turning point for their country.<p>The election will allow President Nicolás Maduro to replace Venezuela's current legislative body …

Venezuela

The week in 32 photos

Take a look at 32 photos of the week from June 23 through June 29.

Mitch McConnell

On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Last year, during fall orientation at Smith College, and then again recently at final-exam time, students who wandered into the campus hub were faced with an unfamiliar situation: the worst failures of their peers projected onto a large screen.<p>“I failed my first college writing …

College & University

'Cause For Serious Concern': Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes

A live Asian carp — an invasive fish so threatening to local U.S. ecosystems that officials have struggled to keep it out of the Great Lakes — has been caught 9 miles from Lake Michigan, beyond a system of underwater electric barriers.<p>The silver carp, one of several species of the invasive fish, …

Cosby Jury Named as Report Says It Leaned Toward Conviction

The judge who presided over Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ordered on Wednesday that the jurors’ names be released to the news media, but he sharply limited what jurors are allowed to discuss about the protracted deliberations that ended on Saturday in a hung jury and a mistrial.<p>Judge Steven T. …

Iraqi Forces Launch Assault On Last Remaining ISIS Stronghold In Mosul

Iraqi forces have opened what they hope will be the final assault to retake Mosul, pushing into the the crowded, narrow lanes of the area still occupied by ISIS. The operation, launched at dawn Sunday after a barrage of airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition, aims to retake Mosul's Old City from …

PHOTOS: Here's What Climate Change Looks Like To Uganda's Coffee Farmers

If you've ever bought coffee labeled "Uganda" and wondered what life is like in that faraway place where the beans were grown, now's your chance to see how climate change has affected the lives of Ugandan coffee farmers — through their own eyes.<p>Rising temperatures and prolonged drought can make …

Our Last Year Together: What My Camera Captured As My Parents Died Of Cancer

There is a whole range of feelings that happen with the delivery of bad news. In my case, like many others, knees lock, the heart speeds up and the hairs on my arms get a funny little tingle. My circumstances, however, were a little less expected.<p>When my dad told my husband and me that he and my …

Letter from Africa: Why a new word in Ghana spells trouble

<b>In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene explains why the notoriety of a new word spells problems for the nation.</b><p>Every time we create a new word to describe a phenomenon here in Ghana, you can be sure we are in trouble. The newly popular word, …

Urban Sprawl Up Kabul’s Mountainsides, With Splashes of Color

What does a city do when housing needs grow so quickly that illegal settlements spread up steep hills and mountainsides? In Kabul’s case, the municipality has decided to accept that reality and paint the homes in bright colors.<p>One of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Kabul has already …

By backing Saudi Arabia’s vision of the Middle East, Trump may be sowing the seeds of conflict

ISTANBUL — In a speech intended to galvanize Arab and Muslim leaders against threats from extremists and Iran, President Trump demanded unity from his audience in Saudi Arabia, and focus.<p>“One goal transcends every other consideration,” he said to the assembled leaders in the Saudi capital, in an …

Africa's week in pictures: 19 - 25 May 2017

The week in 28 photos

Take a look at 28 photos of the week from May 19 through May 25.

Red Carpet

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

EFFINGHAM, Ill. — The vast Petro truck stop here is a neon-lit, blacktop oasis at the crossroads of America. It beckons big-rig drivers with showers, laundry machines, a barber shop, even a knife store. “Professional drivers only,” reads the sign above the tables of the Iron Skillet restaurant, …

After Surprise Announcement, Gunfire Erupts Once More In Ivory Coast

Major cities across Ivory Coast awoke to the clatter of gunfire Monday. In the country's commercial center and in several cocoa-producing hubs, disgruntled soldiers broke out weapons and blocked thoroughfares to protest stalled bonus payments and what they view as broken promises from President …

Powerful photos show gray-haired Venezuelan protesters clashing with police

For more than six consecutive weeks, violent demonstrations have overtaken cities in Venezuela, as the country has descended into an economic crisis that anti-government protesters are pinning on socialist President Nicolás Maduro.<p>Since the protests broke out in early April, at least 39 people have …

VIDEO: A Heartbreaking Look At A Couple Forced To Marry As Young Teens

For 15 years, documentary photographer Stephanie Sinclair has focused her camera on what she calls "everyday brutality" — the violence, genital mutilation and forced marriage endured by girls and young women around the world, including in Afghanistan, India and Nigeria.<p>Now she has won the Anja …

Film Festivals

Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move

<b>Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have set up roadblocks and staged demonstrations demanding elections as the country's political and economic crisis deepens.</b><p>They responded with defiance to his call for a new constitution to end unrest that has killed 28 people.<p>Mr Maduro said his …

'Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full-Frame' Review: The Subcontinent, Uncropped

New York<p>Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) chose Asia as his area of interest in 1947 when the five founding members of the Magnum Photos cooperative agency divvied up the world. “India in Full Frame” at the Rubin has 69 prints Cartier-Bresson himself selected of the work he did there for an …

Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say

<b>US-backed Syrian fighters say they have made more gains in their battle with Islamic State (IS) militants for the strategic city of Tabqa.</b><p>Amid fierce street fighting, allied Kurdish and Arab militias known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they have captured six more districts.<p>They are …

Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt

Halfway into a 24-hour worker strike, Brazil's biggest cities have partially shut down — with many major thoroughfares clogged and businesses shuttered for the day. The nationwide strike mounted by unions aims to unravel a set of measures supported by President Michel Temer, legislation that would …

Venezuela protests: Looting, shootings leave 13 dead in one day

<b>(CNN) —</b> After weeks of violent protests that left at least 22 people dead, Venezuelans took to the streets Saturday dressed in white to pay tribute to those who were killed in the latest anti-government demonstrations.<p>The peaceful demonstrations drew several hundred people, mostly singing or …

Venezuela

Mexican Deportees, Once Ignored Back Home, Now Find ‘Open Arms’

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president dashed to the airport to greet a planeload of deportees. The education minister rushed to the Texas border to meet Mexicans being kicked out of the United States. Mexico City’s labor secretary is urging companies to hire migrants who abruptly find themselves sent …

Surprising And Sobering: 7 Facts About Global Health

When 1,700 specialists in global health descended upon Washington, D.C., this past weekend, they brought suitcases full of data and experience.<p>The Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference offered marathon sessions that covered everything from noncommunicable diseases and …

Public Health

American Experience

The Great War | Image Gallery<p>Wake Up America!<p><i>Watch</i> THE GREAT WAR<i>, a three-night event, on PBS starting Monday, Apr 10 at 9/8c.</i><p>After two and a half …

Black Lives Matter Finds 'Renewed Focus' 5 Years After Trayvon Martin

It's been five years since the death of Trayvon Martin — and the outrage that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.<p>Martin — 17 years old, black and unarmed — was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla.<p>Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and …