Chile's President Sebastian Pinera embraces rescued miner Luis Urzua, right, during a ceremony in La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, to honor the 33 miners who were trapped for over two months at the San Jose mine on Monday. Roberto Candia/AP
A model takes part in the Eonfashion award, a make-up styling contest held as part of China Fashion week in Beijing, China. Ng Han Guan/AP
Striking employees sit next to a fire as they block the main entrance of a waste incineration plant in Ivry-sur-Seine near Paris. A new poll says French President Nicolas Sarkozy's approval rating has sunk to its lowest level yet as protests over his pension reforms left the country struggling with gas shortages, travel chaos and school shutdowns. Michel Euler/AP
Afghan refugee Roshna Shazad, smiles while walking back to her home in an alley of a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
A man looks at the remains of houses destroyed by the Madrid regional government in their shantytown in the outskirts of Madrid. Municipal police destroyed 12 houses, which they claimed were new constructions, in their settlement known as Gallinero or chicken coop. About 100 Romanian Gypsy families with about 200 children live in precarious conditions here, without running water or sewer service. Victor R. Caivano/AP
Vu Cong Doanh, an elderly Vietnamese man, exercises twice a day on the Long Bien bridge in Hanoi. To him, the bridge represents a steel dragon giving strength and power. Long Bien bridge was built in 1903 across the Red River to connect two parts of Hanoi. Bombed repeatedly during the Vietnam War because of it strategic value, the bridge was repeatedly repaired and now trains, mopeds, bicycles and pedestrians use it to cross the river. Damir Sagolj/REUTERS
A farmer leads his cattle back to his farm in Waidring in the Austrian province of Tyrol. The cold weather throughout the alpine country brought snowfall in some regions higher than 1,600 feet above sea level. Kerstin Joensson/AP
Workers carry construction material onto boats at Yangon's Bothahtaung pier to be shipped to the area hit by Cyclone Giri. The cyclone that hit western Myanmar has forced thousands of people from their homes. Cyclone Giri struck Myanmar's west coast near the town of Kyaukphyu on Friday. Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, right, kisses Corina Edelvina Bento as she receives the keys to her new home during the inauguration ceremony of a government-built housing complex at the Complexo do Alemao slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Felipe Dana/AP
Polar bear Knut shakes water out of his fur at the Berlin zoo. Maya Hitij/AP
Abdul Latif, an Indian Muslim arranges artificial garlands at his shop ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in Ahmadabad, India. People decorate their homes during the Diwali festival which falls on the first week of November. Ajit Solanki/AP
A cat sits on the train lines during a strike at the Athens central train station, Monday. All train services in Greece have been suspended after state railway employees launched a series of strikes against planned reforms. The debt-laden country's railways are euro 10 billion ($14 billion) in the red, and the government has announced plans to cut benefits and move excess personnel to other public sector jobs. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
Chinese pianist Lang Lang talks to a child as he meets fans in Rome. Lang Lang is scheduled to perform with Santa Cecilia philharmonic orchestra. Andrew Medichini/AP
More than 100 British universities are finding positions for about 140 Syrian and Iraqi professors, who will return home when it is safe to do so. They will not be refugees but will have visas as visiting academics.
ByJoseph D'Urso, Thomson Reuters Foundation (trust.org)
British universities – including Oxford, the oldest in the country – are opening their doors to academics fleeing Syria's civil war, expecting an exchange of ideas based on their research and experiences that will benefit both sides.