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Thousands await rescue in Mozambique after tropical cyclone kills hundreds

(BEIRA, Mozambique) -- Thousands of people, some seen clinging to rooftops and tree branches, still await rescue from rising floodwaters in Mozambique, one week after an intense tropical cyclone walloped the southeast African nation.Nearly 350,000 others are at risk of becoming trapped in the coming days as remnants of tropical…... Read More

Big Ben turns blue again

(LONDON) -- Big Ben, the iconic clock tower in London, is returning to its former glory.The clock's north face has been restored to its original Prussian blue and gold colors. Sir Charles Barry built the tower in 1859.Big Ben, which is currently covered in scaffolding, has been undergoing a major…... Read More

President Trump announces US will recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday changed decades of U.S. Middle East policy with a tweet, announcing that "After 52 years, it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israeli's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights."Trump said the Golan "is of critical strategic and security importance to the…... Read More

New Zealand prime minister announces ban of all assault rifles after mosque shooting massacre

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- New Zealand's prime minister announced that assault rifles, such as the ones used last Friday in the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, will be banned from the country once approved by the parliament. "Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic…... Read More

US-Russia space crew to spend four months in isolation on Earth

(MOSCOW) -- A group of American and Russian volunteers this week were sealed into a collection of mock space modules in Moscow at the start of a four-month isolation experiment intended to simulate a mission to the moon.The mixed gender crew on Tuesday began their imagined flight inside a brown…... Read More

Dine under the icy sea at Europe's first underwater restaurant

(LINDESNES, Norway) -- It's an extreme dining experience: 18 feet under the icy sea on the coast of southern Norway.Restaurant Under, as it's called, opens Thursday. It has a set menu that will rotate seasonally, but expect to see lots of fish and shellfish, plus food from the beach outside…... Read More

Tropical cyclone leaves parts of Mozambique under water, kills over 200

(LONDON) -- Mozambique's president declared three days of national mourning on Wednesday as the southeast African country struggles to recover from a powerful cyclone that has claimed dozens of lives, submerged villages and washed away homes.Tropical cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira late last Thursday and…... Read More

US airstrikes in Somalia killed civilians, despite military's denials: Report

(NEW YORK) -- A new report finds that a small number of U.S. airstrikes in Somalia killed 14 civilians and injured eight, despite assurances from the U.S. military that its strikes have caused no civilian casualties and only targeted the al-Shabaab militant group that controls territory in that country.The report…... Read More

UK democracy 'all but dead,' Donald Trump Jr. writes on Brexit

(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump Jr. has weighed into the political battle over the United Kingdom's looming departure from the European Union, writing that Prime Minister Theresa May "should have followed my father's advice."In an op-ed piece published Wednesday in the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph newspaper, the president's eldest son warned…... Read More

EU, Canada to review Boeing software fixes themselves after Ethiopia Airlines crash

(NEW YORK) -- The fallout from the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash continues to be felt as the European Union announced Tuesday that they will not allow any Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to fly in their airspace until they approve any changes made. The announcement stipulates that the planes will not…... Read More

Super worm moon to rise on first day of spring

(NEW YORK) -- Stargazers will soon be treated to a rare super moon that hasn't occurred in nearly two decades.The super worm moon will be visible to those located in the Northern Hemisphere on Wednesday night, according to National Geographic. The moon will reach its full phase around 9:43 p.m.…... Read More

Racing pigeon sells for a record $1.4M at auction

(NEW YORK) -- Armando is not your ordinary pigeon.He's been called the Lewis Hamilton of pigeon racing. He's mean, lean and one of pigeon racing's top stars.Joel Verschoot, who raised and trained Armando to be a champion racer, recently sold his prized pigeon at a Belgium auction. A Chinese real-estate…... Read More

Prince Harry, Meghan visit New Zealand House to honor mosque shooting victims

(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, made a somber visit Tuesday to pay their respects after Friday's mosque shooting in New Zealand that left at least 50 people dead. Harry and Meghan visited New Zealand House in London, where they signed a book of…... Read More

New Zealand prime minister vows to 'never' say mosque shooter's name

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- The prime minister of New Zealand is working to prevent the Christchurch mosque shooter from gaining the infamy that follows so many mass shooters after their carnage. In an emotional ministerial statement on Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed never to publicly speak the name of…... Read More