Washington, July 25: While the sporting world is preparing for the Rio Olympics starting on August 5, security and intelligence agencies across the planet are deeply worried over the next possible terror attack. A number of countries of Europe, including France and Germany, have been facing serious threats from the terrorist elements. Eighty people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan in Asia during a demonstration on July 23.Turkey, meanwhile, continues to take stern steps in the wake of the failed coup attempt on July 15.
Here, we take a look at some events that have occurred around the planet over the last few days:
Before the Olympics
In this July 11, 2016 photo, a young, masked drug trafficker poses for photos holding his guns at a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Teenagers openly tote guns while they work as guards, lookouts and distributors for drug lords operating just a few miles (kilometers) from where hundreds of thousands and tourists and athletes will be for the August 5-21 Olympic Games. AP/PTI
Cambodian mourners follow the body of Cambodian leading government critic Kem Ley in a glass casket carried on a decorated vehicle, top, on the main street during a funeral procession at Chroy Changvar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Tens of thousands of Cambodians marched Sunday (July 24) in the funeral procession for Ley who was fatally shot in an attack that raised suspicion of a political conspiracy. AP/PTI
Wildfire at Anchorage, Alaska
In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo provided by the US Army National Guard, an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and a State of Alaska Division of Forestry helicopter dump several thousand of gallons of water onto the McHugh Creek fire near Anchorage, Alaska. The wildfire threatening homes just south of Alaska's largest city was likely started by people, fire officials said Wednesday. The cause is under investigation, and officials said the area is heavily used for recreation. AP/PTI
Malala Yousafzai works towards women empowerment
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, chats with panelists on stage at a benefit lunch for Girls Inc., a nonprofit organisation whose mission is giving confidence to girls, in Omaha, Nebraska, Monday, July 18, 2016. AP/PTI
Gulen speaks after the failed coup attempt in Turkey; Turkish officials blamed him for the military adventure
Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen speaks to members of the media at his compound, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Turkish officials have blamed a failed coup attempt on Gulen, who denies the accusation. AP/PTI
Remembering the Nice victims
A man watches people gathered around a makeshift memorial after observing a minute of silence to honor the victims of deadly attack near the area where a truck mowed through revelers, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Monday, July 18, 2016.