29 June 2014

2 buildings topple in India, killing at least 19

Rescue workers clear debris at the site of a building collapse in New Delhi, India, Saturday, June 28, 2014. A dilapidated building collapsed in the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least seven people as rescuers searched for others believed to be trapped.
Rescuers using gas cutters and shovels were searching in construction rubble Sunday for more than a dozen workers feared trapped in the second of two building collapses in India that together have killed at least 19 people.

UN chief 'adopts' lion cub in Kenya

The lion cub Tumaini (Hope), whom United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon adopted during his visit to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, is seen in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, June 28, 2014.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon capped off a week of high-level U.N. discussions on the environment by "adopting" a 6-month-old lion cub Saturday.


A Palestinian vendors displays food, including pickled vegetables and olives, in preparation for Ramadan at a market in the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing themselves for the holy month of Ramadan, when the observant fast from dawn till dusk.

ON THIS DAY: Pele inspires Brazil to 1st World Cup

In this June 29, 1958 file photo Brazil's 17 year-old Pele, left, weeps on the shoulder of goalkeeper Gilmar Dos Santos Neves, after Brazil's 5-2 victory over Sweden in their World Cup final soccer match, in Stockholm, Sweden. Brazil's Didi is at right. On this day: Brazil wins it first World Cup with Pele scoring twice.
On June 29 in World Cup history: Pele inspires Brazil to win first World Cup against hosts in Stockholm in 1958. Diego Maradona leads Argentina past West Germany in 1986 final in Mexico City. U.S. shocks England in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 1950.

Colombia beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Colombia's Juan Zuniga, left, gets in a shot despite the challenge of Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014.
With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry.
Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday — setting up a meeting with the host nation.

Saved by the woodwork, Brazil lives another day

Brazil's David Luiz, left, and Fred celebrate after Brazil's opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Tight and tense as it was, it was enough to keep Brazil's national obsession of winning the World Cup on home soil from taking a desperately disappointing turn.