In a Day Photographer travels across Japan snapping incredible firework...

Photographer travels across Japan snapping incredible firework displays
These kaleidoscopic images showcase the sheer beauty of the mammoth firework displays held across Japan every summer. The Japanese word for fireworks, hanabi, means fire flower, and each year, local governments in Japan throw around 7,000 festivals, or hanabi taikai. Photographer Makoto Igari, 32, has spent the last three years diligently following the festivals across his homeland, covering rainbow-colored bursts exploding over vast crowds, displays bright enough to illuminate the cities below and works of incredible symmetry. (Caters News)

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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:00:39 +0000
Gunmen attack military parade in Ahvaz, IranIranian Supreme...

Gunmen attack military parade in Ahvaz, Iran
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the worst assaults ever against the Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military force in the country, which answers to him. (Reuters)

Photos from top: Morteza  Jaberian/ISNA/AFP/Getty Images, Behrad Ghasemi/ISNA/AFP/Getty Images, Alireza Mohammadi/ISNA/AFP/Getty Images, Behrad Ghasemi/ISNA via AP, Morteza Jaberian/ISNA/AFP/Getty Images

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:01:19 +0000
New rhino calf arrives just in time for World Rhino Day TAMPA,...

New rhino calf arrives just in time for World Rhino Day

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) – Celebrations are taking place at ZooTampa at Lowry Park’s southern white rhinoceros’ habitat. Mother Alake gave birth to a calf on September 12, marking the sixth successful southern white rhino birth and ninth rhino in the Zoo’s history.

After bonding with mom, the calf will be introduced to the rest of the rhino herd. As the herd grows, animal care professionals continue to deliver high-quality care for the rhinos’ physical health and well-being.

“ZooTampa is deeply committed to the species’ continued survival, both at home and beyond. “Every birth brings hope to the continued conservation of this incredible species.” said Chris Massaro, general curator at ZooTampa.

The Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Rhino Taxon Advisory Group (TAG), which includes the Southern White Rhino Species Survival Plan (SSP). Over the past 20 years, ZooTampa has contributed $100,000 to conservation projects, such as anti-poaching and habitat repair and restoration efforts in Africa.

The majority of southern white rhinos live in just four countries in Africa: Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Their unique body is characterized by a pronounced hump and two horns at the ends of its muzzle, used to defend against its predators and establish social dominance.

This birth is a welcome addition to the population of wildlife that rely on human care. Record numbers of rhinos have been killed by poachers due to the high demand for keratin, a protein found in rhino horn that is believed to have medicinal properties. The northern white rhino, a relative of the southern white rhino, have been considered extinct in the wild, with only two remaining in professional care.

This rhino birth continues the Zoo’s baby boom which last month saw the birth of a rare, endangered okapi. Guests may catch a glimpse of the adorable rhino calf on the Zoo’s safari tram ride, included with daily admission. To get an even closer look, guests can also add on a white rhino encounter starting at $10.

About ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501©(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in conservation, education, recreation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours for select events. Parking is free. For more, visit or call (813) 935-8552. Also, find the Zoo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:00:20 +0000
Activists protest Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to Supreme...

Activists protest Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to Supreme Court
More than 50 protesters opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court were arrested on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

The protesters swarmed a range of Senate offices, including those of Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Susan Collins, a key Republican swing vote.

Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford decades ago when the two were in high school. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.

The protesters chanted, in part: “We believe Christine Ford!”

Twenty-three people were arrested Thursday morning for unlawful demonstrations. They were charged with violating the Washington, D.C., law that makes it illegal to obstruct the entrances and passageways of public buildings. (AP)

Photos from top: Alex Wong/Getty Images, J. Scott Applewhite/AP,  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images, Yuri Gripas/Reuters, J. Scott Applewhite/AP

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:49:14 +0000