Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nadal pasa a la semifinal de Wimbledon tras vencer al sueco Soderling

On the Couch


On the 'Couch'

The Mercury 7 astronauts examine their 'couches.' Each astronaut's couch was molded to fit his body to help withstand the G-loads of the launch. Plaster casts of the astronauts were created in order to properly mold the couches. Left to right are Alan Sheppard, John Glenn, Walter Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom and Bob Gilruth. Gilruth was director of the Space Task Group, which planned and managed the Mercury Project.
Image Credit: NASA

Federer Leaving Wimbledon Early

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Clinton y Putin bromean sobre los "espías"

Rusia espera explicaciones de EE. UU. por el arresto de supuestos espías

Ni un alma en las estaciones fantasma del Metro

El 'G20' llegó a un compromiso para reducir su déficit presupuestario

Ghostly Encounter


Ghostly Encounter


The surface of Saturn's moon Dione is rendered in crisp detail against a hazy, ghostly Titan. Visible in this image are hints of atmospheric banding around Titan's north pole. The image was taken in visible blue light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 10, 2010. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.8 million kilometers (1.1 million miles) from Dione and 2.7 million kilometers (1.7 million miles) from Titan. Scale in the original image was 11 kilometers (7 miles) per pixel on Dione and 16 kilometers (10 miles) on Titan. The image has been magnified by a factor of 1.5 and contrast-enhanced to aid visibility.Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Save the Children in Kyrgyzstan


Two brothers sleep in the hallway of a school in the village of Onadyr, near Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Their family fled from their village, Mady, on 11 June when violence broke out in the region
Photograph: Ikuru Kuwajima for Save the Children
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Save the Children in Kyrgyzstan


Crockery left after a house was looted and burned during the ethnic clashes
Photograph: Ikuru Kuwajima for Save the Children
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Save the Children in Kyrgyzstan


A woman cries at her house near the centre of Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan. Her house was looted and burnt during ethnic clashes
Photograph: Ikuru Kuwajima for Save the Children
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Save the Children in Kyrgyzstan


Two brothers rest in the hallway of a camp in a school in Osh. They fled from the village of Mady
Photograph: Ikuru Kuwajima for Save the Children
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Save the Children in Kyrgyzstan


A woman holds her two-year-old granddaughter in a school in Onadyr, a suburb of Osh, where they have taken temporary refuge having fled their home due to ethnic clashes
Photograph: Ikuru Kuwajima for Save the Children
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Save the Children in Kyrgyzstan


A four-year-old child outside her tent in a displacement camp for families who fled the violence in their village near the city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan. The family evacuated to their relatives' house and returned home several days later but there was nothing left
Photograph: Ikuru Kuwajima for Save the Children
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Save the Children in Kyrgyzstan


Two children watch as their grandmother signs a form confirming she's received a hygiene kit from Save the Children in Osh, Kyrgysztan
Photograph: Ikuru Kuwajima for Save the Children
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Save the Children in Kyrgyzstan


Save the Children is one of few international humanitarian agencies working in Kyrgyzstan. They have been in the region since 1992 and are providing emergency relief supplies and will soon be establishing child protection programmes and health services. They have distributed health and hygiene kits to children and families affected by the violence. To date, 1,000 kits have been distributed to 5,000 beneficiaries, including Uzbeks sheltering in and living near a school in Nairman and displaced Kyrgyz women. www.savethechildren.org.uk/ Kyrgystan
12-year-old boy plays near his burnt house near the centre of Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan. His house was looted and burnt during the ethnic clashes in mid-June
Photograph: Ikuru Kuwajima for Save the Children
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


Activists heckle riot police in Toronto
Photograph: Nathan Denette/AP
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


A police car burns after being set ablaze by protesters
Photograph: Nathan Denette/AP
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


Police throw a protester to the ground as they make an arrest
Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


Undercover officers arrest a demonstrator
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


Riot police make arrests in front of the Novotel hotel
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


Protesters flee from police during protests in Queen's Park
Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


Police officers line up to contain demonstrators
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


People march through Toronto's streets in the rain
Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


A security guard leads a customer from a damaged bank
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


A protestor jumps on a burnt-out police car
Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto


A protester is detained by riot police in Toronto
Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters
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G20 summit: Protests erupt in Toronto



27 June 2010: Thousands take to the streets as the leaders of the G20 nations gather in Canada


A police car burns after anti-G20 protesters gathered on the streets of downtown Toronto. Police were confronted and shop fronts smashed

Photograph: Simon Hayter/Getty Images

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El G8 luchará contra la mortalidad infantil con 5.000 millones de dólares

Cumbre del G-20 arrancó con alfombra roja y disturbios callejeros

Today in History for June 27th

Obama es prisionero de su propia retórica en Afganistán, según los expertos

Thursday, June 24, 2010

En Filipinas celebran el día de San Juan arrojándose baldes de agua

Lo nunca visto de Carlos Gardel





Es casi imposible, dicen los expertos, conservar el legado filmográfico de Carlos Gardel.

El tanguero dejó 11 películas, dos de las cuales se han perdido para siempre. Para marcar el 75 aniversario de su muerte, el Archivo Digital del Tango, una iniciativa de la organización argentina TangoVía, decidió rastrear y compilar todos los temas que interpretó en cine el cantante.

Disfrute en este video de BBC Mundo imágenes del llamado "Zorzal Criollo" en la pantalla grande.

¿Qué significa ser Gardel?





Su voz es Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Carlos Gardel llevó el tango por el mundo hasta coronarse como el cantante emblemático del género en la primera mitad del siglo XX.

Han pasado 75 años de su muerte y, sin embargo, el legado gardeliano sigue vivo en el Río de la Plata.

Gardel, además de tango, es una metáfora del ser porteño y un mito fundacional de la argentinidad. Véalo en este reportaje de la corresponsal de BBC Mundo en Buenos Aires, Valeria Perasso.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


And so it ends. Djibril Cisse and Diaby can't believe it - France are out of the competition (having finished bottom of the group)
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


Thierry Henry gives the ball to Mphela after Florent Malouda pulls a goal back for France - a goal which effectively ends South Africa's hopes of making it through to the next round. It was a nicely worked goal with Bacary Sagna splitting the hosts' defence with a magnificent ball to Franck Ribery who then fed Malouda
Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


Katlego Mphela makes it 2-0 eight minutes before half-time when he bundles the ball home after more comical French defending. The chance came when Abou Diaby's spooned clearance was whipped back into the danger area. The ball then became entwined in Gael Clichy's legs, allowing Mphela to tap it into the net
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


That belief gets stronger five minutes later when France are reduced to 10 men after Yoann Gourcuff is sent off. He goes up up for a header with Macbeth Sibaya and catches the South African player in the face with his forearm. It looks like a harsh decision as it seems Gourcuff was simply using his arm for leverage rather than attempting a malicious forearm smash
Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


Les Bleus start well, but South Africa take a shock lead in the 20th minute courtesy of some sloppy defending and a flapping goalkeeper. Siphiwe Tshabalala swings in a corner which Hugo Lloris comes for but completely misses, leaving Bongani Khumalo free to nod in at the far post. South Africa are starting to believe they can achieve the impossible ...
Photograph: PETER STEFFEN/EPA
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


South Africa need to win by a hatful of goals and hope Uruguay beat Mexico in order to qualify. If they fail, this will be the first time that the host nation of a World Cup hasn't reached the knock-out round. Aware that this may be Bafana Bafana's last match, this fan is recording the day for posterity
Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


French coach Raymond Domenech cuts an isolated figure on the pitch before the match. Even a win today may not be enough for his side to progress to the last 16
Photograph: Peter Steffen/EPA
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


In Group A, the French captain Patrice Evra has paid the price for leading the protest against training on Sunday. He's been dropped for today's match with South Africa and the captain's armband will be given to Alou Diarra
Photograph: Shaun Botterill/FIFA via Getty Images
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


A couple of minute's later, Yakubu scores a tame penalty to make it 2-2, but it's not enough for the Nigerians. South Korea are through and they look thrilled at the prospect of playing Uruguay in the last 16
Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


Yakubu's team-mates can't believe it. The words 'you', 'absolute' and 'carthorse' spring to mind
Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


... Spoke too soon! Yakubu somehow skews it wide
Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


Here's Yakubu, about to score Nigeria's second goal with a two-yard tap-in ...
Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


Bad news for Nigeria ... Park Chu-young's low free-kick finds the far corner to make it 2-1 to South Korea
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


South Korea's Park Ji-sung brings the ball down in front of Nigeria's Chidi Odiah
Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


The Nigerian team huddle at the end of the first half, realising that this scoreline, if it remains the same, will end their participation at the World Cup
Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


But Lee Jung-soo bundles home an equaliser. Initially, he stooped to head the ball but ultimately poked it home with his foot (the decisive touch looked inadvertent, but we'll give him the benefit of the doubt)
Photograph: Roberto Candia/AP
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


Only 12 minutes are on the clock when Kalu Uche skips in front of his marker and gives Nigeria the lead. And he almost makes it 2-0 with a rasping drive which cannons off the post
Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


In the same group, South Korea and Nigeria both go into their final game hoping to finish second
Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


And runs off to celebrate with the boss, who's too short to give him a proper hug
Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


The 36-year-old Martin Palermo adds a second goal one minute from time with a confident side-foot finish from an awkward rebound
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


Remember USA '94 when Maradona went berserk? That was against Greece, too. Nice to see he's keeping a lid on his emotions these days
Photograph: Paul Gilham - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


The unadventurous Greeks need to win this match but they are punished for their lack of ambition when Martin Demichelis stabs home from close range in the 77th minute
Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


But it's the Greek tactics that Messi ought to be most concerned about. He's being man-marked (and quite effectively too), taking much of the fun out of this encounter
Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


Lionel Messi and Juan Sebastian Veron discuss tactics as they look to earn a third straight win
Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B


The two coaches find time for a little dance before kick-off. Otto Rehhagel seems to be swinging Diego Maradona round like a child. The Argentinan looks like he's enjoying it
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Cuatro personas mueren en un atentado en Estambul


Martes, 22 de junio de 2010

La policía forense examina el autobús del atentado. Efe

La explosión se produce un día después de que las fuerzas militares turcas iniciaran un importante despliegue en la frontera con Irak.
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Convocan a McChrystal a la Casa Blanca por criticar a Washington


Martes, 22 de junio de 2010

El general Stanley McChrystal en la Casa Blanca en mayo. Reuters


El responsable de la misión de EEUU en Afganistán habría criticado a su Gobierno en un artículo que todavía no se ha publicado.


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Conozca el mundo con su teléfono celular




La realidad aumentada está apareciendo cada vez más en teléfonos celulares inteligentes.

Se trata de aplicaciones que utilizan la cámara del móvil y el GPS para dar información sobre lo que el usuario ve a través del lente.

En unos meses más, podrá también revelar las redes sociales a las que pertenecen las personas que vemos con la cámara del celular.

Vea cómo funciona en este video de David Cuen, de BBC Mundo.

Brasil en estado de emergencia por inundaciones




Autoridades de Brasil informaron que cientos de personas están desaparecidas luego de las inundaciones provocadas por días de intensas lluvias.

El gobierno declaró estado de emergencia en decenas de distritos, muchos de los cuales se ha quedado sin electricidad y agua.

El estado más afectado fue el de Alagoas, donde se registraron al menos 26 muertos y miles de personas han abandonado sus hogares.

Vea las imágenes en este video de BBC Mundo.

Dramatic video of tornado ripping roofs from buildings in Billings, Montana

¿Por qué ganó Juan Manuel Santos? (Ramón Jimeno)

Una ciudad de Nebraska prohíbe dar trabajo y vivienda a indocumentados

Summer Solstice at Stonehenge


Two people embrace as the midsummer sun rises
Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
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