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World news update


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World news update

  1. 1. World News Updates Thousands of demonstrators attend a May Day rally at Taksim square in central Istanbul on Saturday, May 1. Rallies to mark international workers' day were held here for the first time since the late 1970s, when unknown gunmen massacred dozens of people. Rallies were held in cities across the globe to call attention to workers' conditions. Land of fire and ice The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the evening on April 22.
  2. 2. Oil in the gulf A boat works to collect oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico on April 28, near New Orleans, La. Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency and the federal government sent in skimmers and booms as oil oozed toward the fragile coastline. Raining eggs Guards cover Ukraine parliament speaker Volodymr Lytvyn with an umbrella from eggs thrown by opposition lawmakers during ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia, in Kiev, Ukraine, on April 27. Ukrainian prosecutors are considering filing charges against parliament members who hurled the eggs and set off smoke bombs in the chamber in protest of the deal.
  3. 3. Grander than before An employee, right, of Mumbai's Oberoi Hotel, which was one of the targets of Nov. 26, 2008, terror attacks that left 166 people dead, walks after a news conference held at the hotel on April 21. The five-star complex is reopening to guests after a $45 million reconstruction. Holy cow! A cow charges down South Fourth Street in Ames, Iowa, after escaping from the Iowa State University veterinary medicine building. Police captured the pregnant heifer after spending more than two hours chasing it, shooting it with a total of four tranquilizer darts. Stephen and Sharon Ritter use Inada Sogno massage chairs at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 2,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 110,000 attendees.
  4. 4. A Samsung 10-inch e-reader on display at the Samsung exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Saturday. The tablet uses a stylus to allow users to write on the tablet rather than type. Can it get any thinner? A worker holds a pencil up to the side of Samsung's new LED 9000 television to show its thickness during a press event on Jan. 6. The TV has built-in 3-D and has a processor that can convert 2-D to 3-D on the fly.