Weekly News Round-up 8/4/14-8/8/14: Stranded On A Mountain

 

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys climb a wall to watch the scene of an attack in Jerusalem on Aug. 4. The driver of a construction vehicle slammed into a bus and overturned the empty vehicle on Monday, interrupting a brief cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Israeli police described the incident as a possible terrorist attack.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys climb a wall to watch the scene of an attack in Jerusalem on Aug. 4. The driver of a construction vehicle slammed into a bus and overturned the empty vehicle on Monday, interrupting a brief cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Israeli police described the incident as a possible terrorist attack.
Palestinians mourn over the Nigim family killed in a reported Israeli airstrike in Jabaliya on the Gaza Strip, on Aug. 4.
Palestinians mourn over the Nigim family killed in a reported Israeli airstrike in Jabaliya on the Gaza Strip, on Aug. 4.
Family members mourn during the funeral of Staff Sgt. Guy Algranati on July 31, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, more than 50 Israeli soldiers have been killed along with over 1000 Palestinians.
Family members mourn during the funeral of Staff Sgt. Guy Algranati on July 31, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, more than 50 Israeli soldiers have been killed along with over 1000 Palestinians.
Vehicles lie abandoned in a road on Aug. 1 which collapsed from gas pipeline explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The five blasts tore through streets in the city around midnight on July 31, flinging cars into the air and blasting cement rubble at passers-by, many of whom were out late at a nearby night market. At least 28 people were killed and 286 injured.
Vehicles lie abandoned in a road on Aug. 1 which collapsed from gas pipeline explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The five blasts tore through streets in the city around midnight on July 31, flinging cars into the air and blasting cement rubble at passers-by, many of whom were out late at a nearby night market. At least 28 people were killed and 286 injured.
Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico dressed as Elmo, rests in New York City's Times Square, on July 29. The recent antics of New York street performers dressed as beloved Sesame Street characters have drawn the ire of city officials and now the show's producers. Sesame Workshop, which owns the rights to the assorted puppet monsters on the 45-year-old program, said it was drafting plans to stop performers who dress up as the characters from appearing in Times Square, where they pose for photos with tourists and then demand tips.
Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico dressed as Elmo, rests in New York City’s Times Square, on July 29. The recent antics of New York street performers dressed as beloved Sesame Street characters have drawn the ire of city officials and now the show’s producers. Sesame Workshop, which owns the rights to the assorted puppet monsters on the 45-year-old program, said it was drafting plans to stop performers who dress up as the characters from appearing in Times Square, where they pose for photos with tourists and then demand tips.
An injured girl cries in the corridor of the Ludian hospital in Zhaotong, China on Aug. 4. Sunday's 6.1-magnitude quake that struck in a mountainous part of Yunnan province left 589 dead as of Wednesday, and brought forth a massive effort to clear roads and enter isolated mountain communities where people were still feared to be trapped in collapsed homes.
An injured girl cries in the corridor of the Ludian hospital in Zhaotong, China on Aug. 4. Sunday’s 6.1-magnitude quake that struck in a mountainous part of Yunnan province left 589 dead as of Wednesday, and brought forth a massive effort to clear roads and enter isolated mountain communities where people were still feared to be trapped in collapsed homes.

images – nbcnews

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