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Migrants rescued after four months at sea

05/20/15 12:12PM

More than 370 migrants stranded at sea for months have been rescued and taken to Indonesia, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore in a growing problem for Southeast Asia. ... read more

Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck, on May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Joseph Kaczmarek/AP)

Amtrak train derails near Philadelphia

05/13/15 12:21AM

A train ride for hundreds of commuters traveling on the country’s busiest rail corridor turned into a nightmare scenario on Tuesday evening after it derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least six people and injuring at least 65 others. read more

La Shaunda Francis (center) leads King Allan Francis as they dance their way out the door of Celebration Hall. (Photo by William Widmer for MSNBC)

New Orleans celebrates Mother's Day

05/11/15 10:35AM

Two years after a shooting at the New Orleans second line parade injured 20 people, peace and a sense of normalcy seem to have returned to the Mother’s Day parade. read more

This Week in Pictures: May 2-8

05/08/15 10:45AM

From crazy hats at the Kentucky Derby to ongoing recovery efforts in Nepal — photographers captured the world in these amazing images. read more

Homeless photographers capture a side of Milan that's rarely seen

05/05/15 05:35PM

What does it mean to see a city through the eyes of its unseen? That is one of the questions animating a groundbreaking photography project that put cameras in the hands of Milan's homeless and asked them to document the Italian city from their own, unique perspective. read more

At the Kentucky Derby, horses and fashion flare

05/03/15 02:16PM

At the Kentucky Derby, the tradition is just as much about atmosphere as it is about the contest itself. The sun glared down over the sea of elaborate ladies’ hats decorating the infield as American Pharoah and his jockey, Victor Espinoza, outran 16 other horses to take the coveted blanket of roses at the 141st running of the race. read more

A worker takes break from work in a steel smelting plant in Lahore

This Week in Pictures: April 25-May 1

05/01/15 02:56PM

A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal flattened much of Kathmandu and its surrounding areas, killing thousands and taking with it countless temples and other cultural artifacts that the country is famous for. The earthquake triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that killed at least 18 climbers on the mountain. ... read more

Looking back at Baltimore's 1968 riots

04/29/15 08:27AM

Images of businesses in flames, storefronts looted, and the National Guard barricading streets in Baltimore early this week are eerily reminiscent of the 1968 riot that erupted in that very city. read more

Greece in crisis mode

04/28/15 08:25AM

Greece and the euro zone face a week of political and financial uncertainty after the Greek Prime Minister’s shock announcement of a referendum on the country’s creditors’ proposals to resolve its debt. read more

People wait for the bus at the Mondawmin Station while police secure Mondawmin Mall on April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Md. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty)

Freddie Gray fallout: Baltimore will never be the same

04/27/15 08:49PM

BALTIMORE – The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray were charged with crimes ranging from murder to manslaughter to assault, Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday – a significant new development in a case that has provoked days of widespread protests in the highly segregated city. read more

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