Unda, a rescue dog, digs into a hiding place during an avalanche search and rescue drill in Nendaz in the Valais region. The Swiss French police forces train once a year to coordinate the involvement of different units in avalanche rescues.
A magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck near Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning. With so many buildings damaged by the major Haiti earthquake last week, there are concerns about danger. But there's a world of difference between today's quake and the 7.0 earthquake that did so much damage last week.
Residents of the former colonial town of Léogâne say the outside world has neglected them in the scramble to help Haiti's beleaguered capital, Port-au-Prince. A view from the epicenter of last week's 7.0 earthquake.
Slowed by logistics at the airport and a weak infrastructure that makes transportation difficult, crucial food, water, and medical supplies are just now making it to many desperate Haitians.
The law originally was designed to stop the Jim Crow-era lynching of black men. But in recent years, South Carolina's lynching law mainly had targeted African-American gang members.
Afghan refugees are reflected in a small river while a man crosses it in a poor neighborhood in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Thursday.
A worker pulls himself through a bed of 'Wishing Spheres' in Singapore on Jan. 4. People wrote their wishes for 2010 on the spheres, which were illuminated in the marina as part of the city-state's New Year's celebrations.
In Argentina, and elsewhere in Latin America, victims of brutal dictatorships are finally getting their day in court. But by trying former officials who were given amnesty, are nations reopening old political wounds?
The Sean Goldman case, which resolved Tuesday when a Brazil judge ordered the boy to be returned to his American dad, is one of a sharply rising number of international child abduction cases in the US.