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Barack Obama was welcomed to New Zealand today with a traditional Maori ceremony ahead of meeting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. It is the former US President’s first visit to New Zealand, where he will be giving a series of talks. Obama was gifted a whale tooth pendant during the ceremony. (📸: Getty)

Auckland, New Zealand

Time-lapse footage shows the snowfall in Annapolis, Maryland. A day after the official beginning of spring, a fourth nor’easter brought heavy snow and strong winds to the East Coast. 📹: @z_d_hughes

Annapolis, Maryland

Drone footage shows snowfall over Roanoke, Virginia. The fourth nor’easter in three weeks hit the East Coast on Wednesday, putting more than 70 million people under warnings, watches or advisories. 📹: (@spencerscottpugh/Instagram)

Roanoke, Virginia

The fourth nor’easter ❄️ in three weeks is wreaking havoc on the Northeast. But there is one upside to the snow: Central Park looks like a full-on fairytale ✨

Central Park

Children went sledding at the Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday. The fourth nor’easter in three weeks is expected to dump record springtime snow on the Northeast, leaving schools closed and thousands of flights canceled. (📷: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

United States Capitol

Lawmakers threw tear gas canisters in the Kosovan Parliament chamber on Wednesday, in an attempt to block the Eastern European government from approving a border deal with neighboring Montenegro. The opposition party has used the tactic before to prevent voting. (📷: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images)


This is the first polar bear cub to be born in the UK in a quarter of a century. The cub, who hasn't been named yet, took its first steps today.


A kangaroo lingers on an empty street in Tathra, Australia, following a massive bushfire. The blaze engulfed a nearby town, destroying more than 100 buildings and forcing hundreds of residents to flee. (📷: Alex Ellinghausen/Fairfax Media)

Tathra, New South Wales

On Tuesday, Birgul Erken took a deep breath, sank to the bottom of a pool, and pedaled a bike 60 meters. The Turkish diver did this all to break a Guinness World Record. The new record holder completed the feat in 2 minutes, 24 seconds and 29 milliseconds, according to local media reports. (📷: Burak Akay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Çanakkale, Turkey

Jahan Taab was taking an exam at a university in Afghanistan when her two-month-old baby started crying. So, she left her desk, sat cross-legged on the floor, nursed her child, and continued to write down her answers. By the way, she passed. (📷: Yahya Erfan)

Daykundi Province

It’s official: Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New York. During her campaign kickoff speech, Nixon, best known for playing Miranda Hobbes on “Sex and the City,” took a shot at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s aging subway system. She will challenge Cuomo in the state’s Democratic primary in September.

Brownsville, Brooklyn

Ninety-six-year-old style icon @iris.apfel has become the oldest person ever to be immortalized as a Barbie doll. The self-proclaimed “geriatric starlet” joins @gigihadid and @mistyonpointe who have had dolls created in their likeness. (📷: Iris Apfel, Mattel)