Officials say the death toll from Nepal's magnitude 7.9 earthquake is skyrocketing after the quake sent tremors throughout northernIndia and triggered a fatal avalanche on Mount Everest. (Cover photo: AP)
In the face of strong competition from China, the keffiyeh, a traditional, locally produced Palestinian headscarf, has put up a show of resistance, successfully pulling itself back from the brink of extinction.
Albano Martins, president of Anima – the Society for the Protection of Animals (Macau) – claims 30 animals are killed every month at the Canidrome. A report in 2011 exposed the industry which killed 400 dogs annually.
The Hubble telescope turns 25, marking a milestone in the history of space exploration. NASA is celebrating the technology, saying Hubble has "rewritten the text books."