Striking news pictures from around the world

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH/EPA Image caption The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The one-tonne, six-wheeled rover is due to arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021. Image copyright CAITLIN OCHS/Reuters Image caption US federal law-enforcement[…]

Kanye West stands by abortion remarks: ‘I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry’

Rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West called out abortion in the Black community and blasted his critics for getting so “concerned” about him crying over potentially aborting his first-born child. “I cried at the thought of aborting my first born and everyone was so concerned about me… I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t[…]

John McNamara, manager of Red Sox in 1986 World Series, dead at 88

BOSTON — John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team’s championship drought into the new millennium, has died. He was 88. McNamara died Tuesday at his home in Tennessee, his wife, Ellen, told The[…]

Eagles’ Jalen Mills shares video of doctors praising hydroxychloroquine: ‘The world should hear this’

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback, and one-time Super Bowl champ, Jalen Mills drew some blowback after one of his tweets appeared to be in support of doctors in Washington praising the benefits of using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients. The video was posted on Twitter multiple times and in one instance was shared by President Trump. It[…]