2 July 2014

Rain

A woman accompanies a child home from school in the rain in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Normal traffic was affected in several areas of the city because of overnight rainfall that caused water-logging, according to news reports.

A woman accompanies a child home from school in the rain in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Normal traffic was affected in several areas of the city because of overnight rainfall that caused water-logging, according to news reports.

Wacky haircuts a standout feature of World Cup

In this July 1, 2014, file photo, Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio warms-up on the touchline during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Palacio with his shaved head except for a rat’s tail at the back, arguably has the most jaw-dropping haircut at the World Cup.

In this July 1, 2014, file photo, Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio warms-up on the touchline during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Palacio with his shaved head except for a rat’s tail at the back, arguably has the most jaw-dropping haircut at the World Cup. 

Man puts on pants without using his hands

India's building collapse death toll rises to 42

In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 photograph, India’s National Disaster Response Force personnel stand around a man, left, they rescued from beneath the debris of a building that collapsed Saturday on the outskirts of Chennai, India. Rescuers pulled seven more survivors from under the concrete ruins of a collapsed 11-story building on Tuesday, three days after it toppled and killed dozens of people in southern India, officials said.
Rescuers in India pulled another 13 bodies from the ruins of a collapsed building on Wednesday, bringing to 42 the death toll since the weekend with slim chances of finding more survivors, police said Wednesday.

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Suicide bomber kills 8 in Afghan capital

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers prepare to remove a destroyed military bus at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 2, 2014. A suicide bomber attacked the air force bus in Afghanistan's capital early Wednesday, killing at least four people, security officials said.
A suicide bomber attacked an air force bus in Afghanistan's capital early Wednesday, killing eight military personnel and wounding another 13, security officials said.
The Defense Ministry confirmed the number of casualties in a statement updating a previous toll. Army Gen. Kadamshah Shahim said the bomber was stopped before he could enter the bus, likely limiting the number of casualties.

Oscar-nominated writer-director Mazursky dies

This 1978 file photo shows American actor and film director Paul Mazursky. Mazursky, the writer-director of such films as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday, June 30, 2014, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.. He was 84.
Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.

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Swiss supporters cheer before the start of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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Switzerland's Goekhan Inler, left, and Argentina's Angel di Maria challenge for the ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Belgium holds on to beat US 2-1 in extra time

Belgium's Jan Vertonghen charges forward during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
For a full 90 minutes, Belgium's almost relentless attack added up to nothing in the face of Tim Howard.

Only in extra time was the superb United States goalkeeper finally beaten.

ON THIS DAY: Escobar shot dead on return home

In this June 22, 1994 file photo, Colombia's Andres Escobar, lies on the ground and watches as a shot by America's Eric Wynalda misses the goal, during their World Cup soccer match, in the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, USA. The US defeated Colombia by 2-1. On this day: July 2, Escobar was shot dead in his home town of Medellin. The killing appeared to be directly linked to Escobar's own goal scored during Colombia's 2-1 defeat to the US. As a result, Colombia returned home early from a tournament many had expected it to do well in.
On July 2 in World Cup history: Colombia defender Andres Escobar killed in Medellin, Colombia, after returning home from 1994 World Cup. Luis Suarez's hand ball helps Uruguay beat Ghana in Johannesburg in 2010.