One person was killed and three others were injured when a crane collapsed on Friday amid high winds in Lower Manhattan, smashing the roofs of parked cars. As a precaution, New York officials moved to secure 376 other crawler cranes in the city.

Mishaps also happen at sea

The Modern Express cargo ship spent six days listing and adrift in the Bay of Biscay in Zierbena, northern Spain, after its cargo of wood and machinery shifted.


The Modern Express lists at a mooring in the port of Bilbao, northern Spain, on Feb. 4. (Vincent West/Reuters)

Smirking and silent

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to answer questions on Thursday from U.S. lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 per cent.


Martin Shkreli prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Ex-CBC Radio host faces accusers

The high-profile trial of Jian Ghomeshi, related to assaults alleged to have taken place from 2002 to 2003, opened Monday at an Ontario court of justice in Toronto. He is being tried by judge alone.


Jian Ghomeshi, who pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, leaves a Toronto courthouse after the first day of his trial. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Rio Carnival

A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 30.  


A man dresses as Bender, a character from the animated television series Futurama, in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 30. (Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Venice Carnival

The Carnival of Venice is world-famed for its elaborate masks and costumes. The carnival ends with Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. 


A masked reveller poses in San Marco Piazza during the Venice Carnival on Jan. 30. (Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

Maasai Warriors campaign for women

The Maasai Cricket Warriors travel the world to campaign against female genital mutilation and substance abuse, while promoting conservation in their homeland.

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A member of the Maasai Cricket Warriors bowls a ball during a charity cricket match against former Rugby players in Sydney, Australia, on Feb. 4. (Rob Griffith/AP Photo)

Zika fumigation 

Peruvian authorities conduct a fumigation campaign to reduce the presence of the mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus.   


A health worker fumigates the cemetery of Surco to prevent Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Lima, Peru, on Feb. 5. (Mariana Bazo/Reuters)

Independence Day celebrated in the sky

Sri Lanka air force paratroopers commemorate the country's 68th Independence Day from colonial rule on the Galle Face Green in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 4.


A Sri Lanka air force paratrooper performs over Colombo on Feb. 4. (M.A. Pushpa Kumara/EPA)

Snow blankets China forest

An aerial view shows snowfall over China's Shaanxi province


Snow covers the terrain below in Xi'an, China, on Jan. 31. (Reuters)

Colourful way to usher in New Year

People in China will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Feb. 8, which marks the Year of Monkey in the Chinese zodiac. 

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A Chinese family takes a selfie for the upcoming Lunar New Year at a shopping mall in Beijing on Feb. 1. (Andy Wong/AP Photos)

Loyalty to the flag

Scouts pledge their allegiance to the U.S. flag.


Scouts salute at the Islamic Society of Baltimore Mosque in Catonsville, Md., on Feb. 3. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Trump looking for a New Hampshire rebound 

After failing to live up to expectations in Iowa this week, Donald Trump aims to get his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination back on track in New Hampshire. Trump leads in the polls, but they also had him ahead in Iowa. The New Hampshire primary will be held on Feb. 9. 


U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gets in his SUV as he departs Manchester, New Hampshire, on Feb. 4. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)