Haunting photos of Mexico’s forgotten people

Haunting photos of Mexico’s forgotten people

Graciela Iturbide’s documentary photography captures Mexico’s culture through haunting portraits of marginalized communities, portrayed with complexity and compassion. Just as her black-and-white compositions give strength to individuals, she also venerates esoteric and ephemeral symbols of the country’s national identity — swarming birds over an isolated highway, towering saguaro cacti, and the belongings of famed Mexican…

London street named for music legend

London street named for music legend

(CNN) — A suburban London street has been renamed in honor of late musician Freddie Mercury. The street, now called Freddie Mercury Close, is located in Feltham, west London, which is where Mercury’s family settled after moving from Zanzibar. However, Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, did not grow up on that street. The Bulsara family lived…

Apple is finally opening its first store in India

Apple is finally opening its first store in India

Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday that the company plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in the country in 2021. A company spokesperson confirmed the news, which was reported earlier by Reuters. In addition to starting its own retail network, the iPhone maker will start online sales in India this year, Cook told shareholders…

Man who helped design NYC subway map dies

Man who helped design NYC subway map dies

Michael Hertz, whose design firm produced the New York City subway map, has died, his son Eugene Hertz confirmed to CNN. He was 87. Hertz died of natural causes on February 18 at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York, his son said. “In transit map circles, Mike was a giant,” Chuck Gordanier,…

Japan health expert says cruise ship quarantine flawed

Japan health expert says cruise ship quarantine flawed

The American-owned cruise ship was put under quarantine by Japanese for two weeks in February after a coronavirus outbreak was detected on board. At least 705 people contracted the virus during the quarantine, four of whom have died. For a time, the ship had the largest concentration of cases outside of mainland China, where the…