Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tsunami devastates Samoa and Western Samoa


People inspect the damage done by the tsunami in Leone
Photograph: Reuters

Tsunami devastates Samoa and Western Samoa


The village of Leone in the aftermath of the tsunami
Photograph: Reuters
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Tsunami devastates Samoa and Western Samoa


Wreckage left behind in the village of Leone in American Samoa
Photograph: Reuters
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Tsunami devastates Samoa and Western Samoa


The governor of American Samoa, Togiola Tulafono, speaks at a news conference about the damage caused by the tsunami
Photograph: Hugh Gentry/Reuters
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Tsunami devastates Samoa and Western Samoa


30 September 2009: An 8.3-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that swept away villages on the Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa
The Sinalei resort in Samoa after it was struck by a tsunami
Photograph: Reuters
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American Samoans Scramble to Help Relatives

American Samoans Scramble to Help Relatives

General hondureño favorece diálogo

Raw Video: Tsunami Waves Sweep Across Somoas

La aldea donde Mao sigue vivo

Devastación en Samoa

Nerón comía dando vueltas

Coast Guard Sends Aid to Samoa

Raw Video: 507 Carat Diamond Found in S. Africa

Today in History for September 30th

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

«Y Dios creó a la mujer» hace 75 años


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«Y Dios creó a la mujer» hace 75 años


La actriz francesa Brigitte Bardot cumple 75 años
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«Y Dios creó a la mujer» hace 75 años


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«Y Dios creó a la mujer» hace 75 años


La actriz francesa Brigitte Bardot cumple 75 años
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«Y Dios creó a la mujer» hace 75 años


La actriz francesa Brigitte Bardot cumple 75 años
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Crisis en Honduras


CRISIS EN HONDURAS. Un simpatizante del depuesto presidente de Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, ondea una bandera con su imagen durante una manifestación en los alrededores de la Universidad Pedagógica en Tegucigalpa.
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Protesta


Desnudos ante el gobierno

Un grupo de pensionistas protesta en una playa de Brighton contra el gabinete del presidente Gordon Brown por su situación económica.

Glyn Kirk / AFP
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Tifón Ketsana: su paso por Filipinas



DENNIS M. SABANGAN (EFE)
El tifón Ketsana ha arrasado Filipinas dejando más de 240 muertos. Este hombre usa un flotador para cargar sus pertenencias a través de una calle inundada por la tormenta tropical en la ciudad de San Pedro.
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Aniversario de la fundación República Popular China



Después de todo el verano preparando el evento, el 1 de octubre se celebrará el 60 aniversario de la fundación de la República Popular China. En la imagen, cientos de personas en la plaza de Jilin, sobre un enorme número con el logotipo de conmemoración.
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Mujer musulmana en India


Ese extraño árbol

Una mujer musulmana de etnia kashmiri transporta un fardo de hierba seca en las afueras de Srinagar , la India.

Dar Yasin / AP
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Soldados estadounidenses en Afganistán


Parapetados
Dos soldados del ejército estadounidense se preparan para proteger un convoy durante su recorrido a través de la provincia de Kerwar, en Afganistán.
Nikola Solic / Reuters
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Niños de Manila

Mientras en Filipinas varios niños duermen encima de cartones y deshechos en un centro de evacuación en Cantas Town, Manila. Los supervivientes de las inundaciones se acumulan en el palacio presidencial y otros lugares. La cifra de muertos asciende a 240.
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Un día otoñal en los Alpes Suizos


Un día otoñal
Un hombre pesca en un lago de Goescheneralp, en los Alpes suizos.

Urs Flueeler / EFE
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Tifón Ketsana en Vietnam


Un hombre empuja un carro lleno de maderas en medio de las fuertes lluvias provocadas por el tifón Ketsana a su paso por Vietnam. El tornado ya ha se ha cobrado al menos 22 muertes en esta zona.
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Residents Flee Tsunami After Strong Quake

En huelga de hambre contra Chávez

Más muertos y lluvia en sureste asiático

Polanski Asks Swiss Court to Let Him Go

Zelaya habla "ante" la ONU

Higuaín: "No he visto enfadado a Cristiano"

El Jardín del Edén se hace polvo

Today in History for September 29th

Chávez se encara con un periodista de la FOX

Monday, September 28, 2009

Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


For now, Polanski, seen here promoting his Dance of the Vampires in 2006, is said to be 'in good spirits' while his lawyers fight extradition to the US
Photograph: Arnd Weigmann/Reuters
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


Mia Farrow (centre) and Deborah Tate (left), sister of Sharon Tate, the late wife of Roman Polanski, are seen leaving the high court in London in 2005 after attending the libel case brought by Polanski against Vanity Fair magazine for alleging that he propositioned a woman shortly after Sharon Tate's murder. Polanski won and was awarded £50,000 in damages
Photograph: Sean Smith/Guardian
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


In 2002, Polanski again made the news, but this time for the right reasons. His film The Pianist, based on Polish musician Wladyslaw Szpilman's memoir of surviving the Warsaw ghetto, was feted at the Cannes film festival and went on to win the Oscars for best actor, director and adapted screenplay
Photograph: Cavassi/Morandi/Rex Features/AGF
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


Polanski later married French actor Emmanuelle Seigner in 1989. They have two children
Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


On the night of 8 August 1969, when she was eight and a half months pregnant with their first child, Tate and four others were murdered by members of the Charles Manson 'family' at her home in Cielo Drive. Polanski said that he was 'the happiest I ever was in my life' in their brief time together
Photograph: ROM/AP
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


In January 1968, they were married in London's swinging Chelsea
Photograph: Rex Features
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


In 1967, Polanski met rising US actor Sharon Tate in London – he was prepping The Fearless Vampire Killers and she would put in an acclaimed performance in Valley of the Dolls that year
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


After the war, Polanski attended the Polish film school in Lodz and graduated in 1959. He moved to Hollywood in 1968 – he's seen here with Paramount mogul Robert Evans, who produced some of Polanski's best films such as Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown
Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/USA Films
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


This was not the first time controversy and tragedy had touched the director's life. Roman Polanski, pictured here in 1984, was born in Paris in 1933, but his family returned to Poland shortly before the outbreak of the second world war and were forced into the Krakow ghetto with thousands of other Jewish families. He escaped in 1943, but his parents were shipped to concentration camps, and his mother died in Auschwitz
Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


Samantha Geimer, seen here at the Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired premiere in New York, publicly forgave the director in 1997, and in January 2009 renewed her calls for a speedy end to the case. She protested about the 'lurid claims' that had been made and even offered to take Polanski's place in court
Photograph: Peter Kramer/AP
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


Late last year, Polanski's lawyers sought a dismissal of the case following new evidence brought to light by the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Photograph: Nick Ut/AP
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


In 1977, the then 43-year-old Polanski, seen here with his attorney Douglas Dalton, pled guilty to a charge of unlawful sex with 13-year-old Samantha Gailey (now Geimer). He had originally been indicted on five other charges, including giving Quaaludes to a minor and sodomy, but these were dismissed under the terms of his plea bargain. Polanski fled the country before he could be sentenced
Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


Others have been quick to condemn the arrest. French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand said he was 'dumbfounded' by Polanski's arrest, adding that he 'strongly regrets that a new ordeal is being inflicted on someone who has already experienced so many of them'. The Swiss Directors' Association also criticised the authorities over what it described as 'not only a grotesque farce of justice, but also an immense cultural scandal'

Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


The film festival organisers expressed 'great dismay and sadness' at the arrest but stressed they would go ahead with the planned retrospective of his work and present his award on another date
Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images
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Roman Polanski: a life touched by tragedy and controversy


Roman Polanski was arrested by police in Zurich on 26 September 2009 in relation to a 31-year-old arrest warrant relating to the rape of a 13-year-old girl. As the legal arguments rage, catch up with our pictorial potted history
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski was arrested in Zurich as he arrived to collect a lifetime achievement award from the city's film festivalPhotograph: David Fisher/Rex Features
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Acompáñame: Lisboa

Merkel proclama su triunfo y anuncia que gobernará con los liberales

Bruce Willis Beaten by 'Meatballs'

France, Poland Want Polanski Released on Bail

Philippines Starts Cleanup After Massive Floods

Today in History for Sept. 28

¿Qué piensan los hondureños?

Honduras: la situación en la embajada

Estado de sitio en Honduras


Honduras retirará la inmunidad diplomática a la Embajada de Brasil en 10 días
El canciller del Gobierno 'de facto', Carlos López, durante la rueda de prensa de este domingo
- EFE - 28-09-2009

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Lanzamiento de misiles en Irán


Lanzamiento de misiles en Irán
Lanzamiento de misiles de corto y medio alcance, ayer, en Irán.
- EFE - 28-09-2009

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Caos en Filipinas


Caos en Filipinas
Ciudadanos filipinos pasan al lado de coches dañados por las inundaciones en la ciudad de Marikina.
- EFE - 28-09-2009

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Manuel Zelaya en la embajada de Brasil en Tegucigalpa


Manuel Zelaya en la Embajada de Brasil en Tegucigalpa
Manuel Zelaya habla por teléfono en la Embajada de Brasil en Tegucigalpa, donde se refugia
.- REUTERS - 27-09-2009
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dust storms around the world


A Chinese farmer walks amid a heavy sand storm in Minqin county, in China's Gansu province. Northern China, parts of the US, the Sahel in Africa, the Middle East and Australia are all prone to severe dust storms which routinely travel thousands of miles and on occasion have been found to travel twice round the world in the upper atmosphere. Chinese scientists have linked the increasingly severe storms of the last decade to massive deforestation and over-exploited water resources in southern and eastern China
Photograph: China Daily/AP
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Dust storms around the world


An enormous dust cyclone swirls over north-eastern China (the northern Korean peninsula is bottom centre). The cyclonic cloud is actually pushing a wall of dust, which covers the land beneath, and even over some of the clouds. Witnesses report that it was as dark as night, and dust was pushed as far as the Great Lakes of North America
Photograph: Aqua?Modis/NASA
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Dust storms around the world


Dust blows across the Mediterranean from North Africa and across Sicily to western Greece. Dust blown from the Sahara desert reaches north of the Alps approximately once a month, according to the World Meteorological Organisation
Photograph: Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA
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Dust storms around the world


A satellite image from May this year shows a thick band of dust snaking across the Red Sea
Photograph: Aqua/MODIS/NASA
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Dust storms around the world


A dust cloud envelops the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, in March 2009. This week meteorologists predicted that many more major dust storms would occur if climate change leads, as expected, to deeper droughts
Photograph: AFP
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Dust storms around the world


Dust storms are not a new phenomenon - this image, from 1955, shows a huge dust storm raging over a desolate Texas farm. Most dust storms are linked to long droughts, exacerbated by human activities like overgrazing and deforestation
Photograph: Joseph Scherschel/Getty Images
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Dust storms around the world


Red dust trapped in a spider's web, Sydney, Australia
Photograph: Newspix/Rex Features
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Dust storms around the world


A huge dust cloud rolls over the Australian town of Griffith, 400km (248 miles) south-west of Sydney in 2002. Australia is in the grip of a 10-year-old drought that has been widely attributed to climate change and is turning large parts of the interior of Australia into a giant dust bowl
Photograph: Jamie Alexander/AP
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Dust storms around the world


A runner passes a on Bondi Beach. Residents along Australia's east coast awoke to an orange, glowing sky as winds swept millions of tonnes of red dust from the country's drought-ravaged interior and dumped it on Sydney
Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA
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Dust storms around the world


The worst dust storm in 70 years swept across eastern Australia this week, as winds picked up millions of tonnes of red dust from Australia's drought-ravaged interior and dumped it on the coast. This week meteorologists predicted that many more major dust storms would occur if climate change leads, as expected, to deeper droughts
The Bradfield freeway, Sydney, on 23 September, 2009. Huge dust storms like the one which blanketed Sydney and turned the air red across much of eastern Australia this week are spreading epidemics and now reaching every country in the world, but could be absorbing climate change emissions, say scientists studying the little understood global phenomenon
Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
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Gala de clausura del Festival de cine de San Sebastián


La realizadora estadounidense Sherry Hormann recibe el Premio del Público por su película 'Desert flower' de manos de Gonzalo Miró en la 57 edición del Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián.
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Gala de clausura del Festival de cine de San Sebastián


La productora francesa Claudie Ossard recibe el premio especial de la 57 ª edición del Festival de San Sebastián, por la película 'Le Refuge' de la directora iraní Samira Makhmalbaf.
AFP
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