Wuilly Arteaga is a peace icon known for playing his violin during last year’s deadly protests against President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. The National Guard destroyed his violin and tortured Arteaga in jail. Now he’s calling on the world to condemn Venezuela’s rulers.
A phone call interrupted Maydelin Alfonso Vázquez's monologue in the lobby of the Montecarlo Hotel, about six blocks from the U.S. embassy. Some of the Cubans staying there while they waited for U.S. visas listened to her litany of difficulties.
Cue, a robot who has created by Toyota and perfected its skills through artificial intelligence, demonstrated its shooting ability against two human opponents — Seiya Ando and Zack Baranski — who play for Alvark. Over ten shots, Ando and Baranski made eight shots between them, while Cue achieved a perfect score.
In this sixth installment of Making it in America, a video series highlighting the impacts of immigrant entrepreneurs in Florida, viewers will see what Fabrice Tardieu has accomplished as a Haitian entrepreneur and how his work has impacted his community.
South Korea's National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong said President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un will meet by May this year. Seoul has already publicized that North Korea offered talks with the United States on denuclearization and normalizing ties, a potential diplomatic opening after a year of escalating tensions over the North's nuclear and missile tests. The rival Koreas also agreed to hold a leadership summit in late April.
A March 4 Facebook video shot in a zoo in Indonesia shows an orangutan picking up and smoking a cigarette after it had been flung into the primate’s enclosure by a visitor. In the video, a man can be seen taking a drag from a cigarette and then flicking it into the enclosure. A spokesperson from Bandung Zoo, where the video was shot, told local media that under-staffing is a problem, but defended the zoo and said “We have limited keepers, they are already working to the max. They also have other jobs, like feeding and cleaning enclosures." Bandung Zoo has previously come under fire for negligent treatment of animals, with a January 2017 video showing bears in the complex begging for food from visitors. The orangutan video was first shared on Facebook by Indonesian animal rights activist Marison Guciano, who said it was shot by a colleague of his on March 4.
What do we do when a drill on NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover stops working reliably…and it's located about 140 million miles from Earth? Improvise! See how NASA engineers have devised a workaround and tested it for the first time on the Red Planet.
Russia’s traffic police held a bizarre stunt on March 7 that saw them pull over female motorists to give them flowers and play a series of games ahead of International Women’s Day. On its website, the Russian Traffic Patrol said female motorists were perplexed when they were pulled over, before police presented them with flowers and certificates and asked them to take part in games, which included throwing an object as far as they could. International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8.
Ambulances and emergency vehicles have rushed to central Salisbury in England amid jitters following the collapse of a former Russian spy and his daughter there. An eyewitness says emergency services escorted two women Wednesday afternoon from a building near a restaurant that had been cordoned off by police searching for clues as to what prompted Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia to fall ill on Sunday.
Cell phone footage captures the moment when a man identified as Manuel Alcocer, who participated in a marathon in the town of Valladolid, in Yucatan, Mexico, kicked a dog after crossing the finish line.