Belorussians have been put on trial for complicity in last month's teddy bear air drop by two Swedes protesting Belarus's poor human rights and democracy record.
Russian jet crash Wednesday killed most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team and follows a string of tragic airline accidents in Russia.
Malee, a three-month old Asian elephant, cools off with a spray of water in her wading pool at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City on July 18. Much of the nation is in the grip of a broiling heat wave.
The crackdown in Belarus grew more indiscriminate this week. Among the 400 arrested: a one-armed man charged with taking part in the clapping protests and mute person accused of shouting antigovernment slogans.
People argue with a plainclothes policemen as he tries with others to detain a protester (c.) during an action called 'Revolution via social network' in Minsk, Belarus, on July 3. Participants in the protest action are being detained in Minsk.
A couple walks along the Delaware Canal towpath Saturday during the Delaware Canal festival, in Yardley, Pa.
Belarus security services detained at least 450 protesters in the wake of rallies across the country against the strong-armed measures of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Actors perform a play about suffering of civilians in WW II, early morning, at the time the Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union 70 years ago outside St.Petersburg, Russia.