An East European steppe eagle named Steppi starts from the hand of keeper Didi Wechselberger in Mayrhofen, Austria, on Friday. The eagle is training to star in a daily bird show where he will be able to demonstrate his unique natural behaviors and physical features.
Sweden is now facing a newly powerful political party, the Sweden Democrats, that has a neo-Nazi past and advocates drastically cutting the country's liberal immigration policies.
Hungary's toxic red sludge spill reached the Danube today at toxicity levels beyond what environmentalists expected. Will it threaten the Black Sea?
One of a pair of recently born twin pandas is held by a veterinarian during its presentation to the media at Madrid Zoo & Aquarium on Thursday. The twin pandas were born on Sept. 7, conceived through artificial insemination in a joint effort by Spain's National Research council and scientists from China. The cubs are the first of their species to be born in Spain since 1982 and only the third litter to be born in Europe, according to Chinese veterinarian Yuan Bo, who traveled from Beijing to assist the birth and first months of the newborns.
Hungary's toxic sludge disaster recalls – and dwarfs – a 2000 spill of 4.6 million cubic feet of cyanide-tainted water in neighboring Romania.
The toxic sludge now covering 15 square miles of Hungary and seeping into the Danube River is a serious environmental disaster whose severity and long-term consequences are still unclear. Will the release of the 35 million cubic feet of alumina refining waste become one of the Top 10 manmade environmental disasters of the past century?
Snake charmer Faizal Ahmad kisses a king cobra during a snake show at the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
Clean-up crews are trying to limit damage from 35 million cubic feet of Hungary toxic sludge, which spilled onto a town Monday and killed at least four people.
Tunde Erdelyi (l.) saves her cat while Janos Kis (r.) walks into their yard flooded by toxic mud in the town of Devecser, Hungary, on Oct. 5. Monday's flooding was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant 100 miles southwest of the capital Budapest. The Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency in three counties in western Hungary due to the alumina sludge spill.
Red sludge from an alumina plant reservoir rolled through three different Hungarian villages, resulting in multiple casualties. The red sludge is a byproduct of bauxite refining.