First ever drag queen race minces into Jerusalem

Running in high heels can be hazardous. . . Forty Jerusalem drag queens took to the streets for their first ever racing event. SOUNDBITE: "Bella to Die for", drag queen, saying (English): "(I am) Feb 18, 2015

Spectacular light show over Sweden

STORY: Videographer Chad Blakley shot his February 16 time-lapse sequence from Abisko National Park on the northern edge of Sweden. "I have spent countless nights out under the northern lights but I Feb 18, 2015

Glitter and glam on Fat Tuesday

It's party time on the streets of New Orleans and the colorful characters are out in full force. ...Including Jazz Musician Pete Fountain AND Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAYOR Feb 17, 2015

Ash Carter sworn in as new U.S. defense secretary

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted Feb 17, 2015

Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages

A gas pipeline explodes near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve after being hit by mortar fire. THIS despite last week's ceasefire agreement between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists Feb 17, 2015

Thousands march in Niger against Boko Haram

Thousands marched through the streets of the capital of Niger Tuesday in support of the army, currently fighting Boko Haram on the border with Nigeria. Duration: 00:34 Feb 17, 2015

Carnival float fire kills at least 18 in Haiti

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES It began as a joyous affair, but quickly spiraled into mayhem... when a parade float hit a power cable and caught fire. (natsot) The accident Feb 17, 2015