2016 World Press Photo Contest Winners

The winning entries of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest ​have just been announced. The 2016 Photo of the Year is a haunting nighttime image of refugees climbing through razor wire over the the Hungarian-Serbian border, taken by photographer Warren Richardson. This year, according to organizers, 82,951 photos were submitted for judging, made by 5,775 photographers from 128 different countries. Winners in eight categories were announced, including Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, People, Sports, and … Read More

Nepal Earthquake’s Economic Toll Expected to Be Massive

Foreign aid flowing into Nepal, which was hit by a devastating earthquake over the weekend that killed more than 4,300 people, will be put to work to rebuild one of the world’s poorest nations. The economic toll of the 7.8-magnitude quake, which struck on Saturday and has been followed by myriad aftershocks, is likely to be immense. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates losses could exceed the landlocked mountain state’s $20 billion annual gross domestic product. Rajiv Biswas, the chief economist for the … Read More