A Thai street artist has been paying tribute to the fight against the coronavirus with murals depicting a winged-character dressed as a health worker looming over a spiky image of the virus restrained by a padlocked red cross.
Major crowds have gathered in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to denounce US military presence in the country after the US assassinated Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was second-in-command of the Iraq's PMU, in Baghdad earlier this month.
To pay homage to Iranian contemporary artists, stretches of Tehran’s streets will be renamed as ‘Mohammadreza Shajarian’, ‘Ali Nassirian’, ‘Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz’, ‘Gholamhossein Amirkhani’, ‘Davoud Rashidi’ and ‘Ezzatollah Entezami’.
Traffic in New York is slowing down. Jams are endemic in Manhattan, especially in its business districts. Daytime traffic in the busiest areas now moves almost 20 percent more slowly than it did five years ago.
The number of people sleeping rough on England’s streets increased at an unprecedented rate last year, official figures show, as charities warned that the impact of welfare cuts and a chronic housing shortage are now taking their toll on the country’s most vulnerable.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order requiring local officials throughout the state to force the homeless into shelters when temperatures dip below freezing and vowed to defend the edict if challenged in court.