TIME weather

California Firefighters Battle ‘Sand Fire’ Blaze

Around 1,500 firefighters in Northern California were trying to contain the Sand Fire Sunday, officials said. The blaze has so far destroyed at least 10 homes and forced hundreds to evacuate

TIME movies

PHOTOS: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Career Over the Years

The WWE champ's journey to A-list stardom has been a Herculean feat

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new movie of mythical proportions, Hercules, hits theaters on July 25, 2014.

Take a look back at how the former WWE World Heavyweight champion has gone from professional wrestler to Hollywood action star.

TIME Gaza

Here’s What Gaza Explosions Look Like From Space

Alexander Gerst/NASA

Astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted the image Tuesday, calling it his "saddest photo yet"

Tel-Aviv is pictured on the centre of the coastline at the top of the image. The city lights of Be’er Shiva can be seen towards the centre left, while the Gaza Strip appears as a darker patch running along the coast to the far left. Jerusalem is directly below Tel-Aviv as the main patch of lights in the centre. Hebron is shown to Jerusalem’s left, while the sprawl of lights from Amman are shown on the bottom right.

TIME Italy

The Costa Concordia Makes Its Final Voyage

Two and a half years have passed since the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground outside of Giglio, Italy, killing 32 people and leaving the ship partially submerged in shallow water. Salvage crews worked tirelessly to re-float the wreck last week, filling steel boxes with air to serve as pontoons. Other boats will now tow the ship on its 240-kilometer (150-mile) journey to Genoa, Italy.

The Costa Concordia operation is the largest salvage attempt to date, with the ship weighing in at 114,500 tons. Dismantling the vessel on the reef was not an option. “It’s far more dangerous to the environment to leave it where it is than to tow it away,” Italy’s civil-protection chief Franco Gabrielli told Giglio residents.

The floatation and salvation project is expected to cost more than $2 billion. TIME takes a look at the Costa Concordia’s journey so far.

TIME Japan

These Are Japan’s Coolest New Trains

Japan has unveiled several new luxury trains, most recently East Japan Railway Company's Cruise Train, designed by Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama. Here's a look at the new opulent way to travel around Japan's most scenic routes

TIME royals

120 Years Of Royal Infants On Camera

They may be born to greatness, but here's photographic proof that even royals start small.

TIME Music

Weird Al Yankovic: A Life in Photos

See the comedic artist evolve over the course of his career

Musician and master parodist Weird Al Yankovic is releasing eight music videos in eight days. Take a look back at his wacky antics over the years.

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