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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peruvian authorities conduct a fumigation campaign to reduce the presence of the mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus.
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.
Snow blankets China forest
An aerial view shows snowfall over China's Shaanxi province
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.
Loyalty to the flag
Scouts pledge their allegiance to the U.S. flag.
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.