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New Zealand authorities face risks as they prepare to recover bodies from volcanic island

(LONDON) -- At first light on Friday, New Zealand authorities plan to begin the dangerous task of retrieving the bodies of tourists left stranded on White Island where a volcano erupted earlier this week.The major operation will include helicopters, boats and several ground searchers who will recover the victims' bodies…... Read More

Death toll from New Zealand volcano climbs to eight

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- The death toll from Monday's volcanic eruption in New Zealand has climbed to eight, according to the country's national police force.The eight confirmed deaths were all people who had been evacuated from White Island shortly after the volcano erupted and have since succumbed to their injuries…... Read More

Greenland ice sheet melting could expose 400 million people to flooding by end of century, study says

(NEW YORK) -- About 400 million people could be at risk for flooding by the end of the century should the Greenland ice shelf continue to melt at its current pace, according to a new study.The ice shelf, one of Earth's largest, is widely considered to be the largest annual…... Read More

Pompeo pushes back on Lavrov claim Trump didn't raise Russia's election interference

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday pushed back on claims by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that President Donald Trump did not warn Russia against interfering in U.S. politics and elections, widening a spat over what was said in Lavrov's second White House meeting with Trump.The Trump…... Read More

Suicide car bombing hits medical facility at Bagram military base in Afghanistan

(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A suicide bomber struck an under construction medical facility in Bagram, the largest U.S. military base in northern Afghanistan, Wednesday morning, Afghan and U.S. officials said.Two car bombs were involved in the attack, which was followed by a gun battle between the attackers and local security forces,…... Read More

Greta Thunberg named

(NEW YORK) -- Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year on Wednesday morning. She is youngest figure to receive the distinction in its 92-year history.The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist has become an iconic face in the fight to save the planet from climate change. Last year,…... Read More

'Dossier' author Chris Steele refutes key points in DOJ watchdog report on Russia probe

(LONDON) -- Christopher Steele, the author of the controversial "Steele dossier" and a central figure in the Justice Department inspector general's report on the Russia investigation, says the report included "several serious errors and misstatements."The former British intelligence officer said in a statement released by his legal team on Tuesday…... Read More

New mobile app helps Inuit people hunt and navigate through ice melting from climate change

(NEW YORK) -- A new mobile app could help members of the Inuit indigenous community to navigate the effects of climate change.Named after the Inuktitut word for sea ice, Siku provides tools and services for ice safety, language preservation and weather, according to its website. It also allows users to…... Read More

Hospital shooting leaves multiple dead and injured in Czech Republic

(OSTRAVA, Czech Republic) -- At least six people have been killed and two others seriously injured in a shooting in a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic.The shooting happened Tuesday morning at the University hospital and was confirmed on Twitter by Interior Minister Jan Hamacek.Czech Police also tweeted about the incident…... Read More

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption rises to six

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- At least six people have now died in the wake of volcanic eruptions that occurred on a small island in New Zealand on Monday, officials said.All those who died had been rescued from White Island on Monday, with the sixth person succumbing to their injuries at…... Read More

Ukraine and Russia agree to prisoner exchange by year's end

(PARIS) -- Russia and Ukraine agreed on Monday to several steps for improving the situation around the war in eastern Ukraine at a major peace summit in Paris, but did not make any major breakthroughs for ending the conflict.The summit was held in the so-called "Normandy Format," with French President…... Read More