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6-month-old girl in critical condition after she and her father illegally crossed southern border: Federal official

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TX) -- A 6-month-old girl is fighting for her life in a Texas hospital after she and her father illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with a group of migrants, federal officials said. The baby is being treated at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she is…... Read More

Paul Whelan, US prisoner in Russia, says guards injured him as his detention is extended

(WASHINGTON) -- After nearly nine months in a notorious Moscow prison, the detention of U.S. citizen Paul Whelan was extended again on Friday by a Russian court despite concerns about his health and continued questions about the charges against him.Whelan, 49, is a former Marine arrested while on vacation in…... Read More

President Trump discusses Amazon fires with controversial Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro

(BIARRITZ, France) -- President Donald Trump spoke to counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on the phone Friday, the same day the Brazilian president authorized his country's army to assist in fighting massive wildfires currently consuming parts of the Amazon rainforest. Trump says he spoke with Bolsonaro and offered U.S. assistance in fighting…... Read More

China announces tariffs on $75 billion of US goods as Trump heads to G7 summit in France

(BEIJING) -- Just as President Donald Trump was preparing to meet world leaders to discuss the global economy and his trade wars, China on Friday announced it would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. imports in retaliation for duty hikes the United States pledged to slap on Chinese…... Read More

American imprisoned in Russia says guards injured him as his detention is extended

(MOSCOW) -- After nearly nine months in a notorious Moscow prison, the detention of U.S. citizen Paul Whelan was extended again on Friday by a Russian court despite concerns about his health and continued questions about the charges against him.Whelan, 49,, is a former Marine arrested while on vacation in…... Read More

Migrant rescue ship captain Pia Klemp rejects award from Paris

(PARIS) -- The captain of a ship that saved migrants in the Mediterranean Sea has refused to accept Paris' highest honor, instead accusing the city's mayor of hypocrisy.In July, Pia Klemp of Germany was awarded the Médaille de la Ville de Paris Grand Vermeil, but she wrote in a Facebook…... Read More

Elephants rescued from muddy mining pool in Malaysia, sticking together to climb out

(MALAYSIA) -- Elephants trapped in a muddy hole were saved in Malaysia on Tuesday, and their rescue was captured on video by Malaysia’s Department of Wildlife.Indigenous people spotted the five elephants in an abandoned illegal mining pool in Pahang’s forest reserve, which is about 125 miles east of Kuala Lumpur,…... Read More

Expansive fires in the Amazon rainforest are 'truly heart-wrenching,' NatGeo explorer says

(NEW YORK) -- Professionals who have spent years working and studying in the Amazon rainforest called this year's expansive fire outbreaks "truly heart-wrenching."Many are on edge due to the increasing scale of the forest fires, which are up 84 percent from the same time period last year, as smoke billows…... Read More

First manned Titanic expedition in 14 years reveals 'shocking' deterioration

(LONDON) — For the first time in 14 years, a manned dive has visited the RMS Titanic at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.The world's most famous sunken ship rests 12,500 feet down on the icy seafloor, some 370 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. This month, a deep-sea exploration…... Read More

New Zealand parliament speaker cradles and feeds lawmaker's baby during debate

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- The speaker of New Zealand’s parliament, Trevor Mallard, cradled and fed a bottle to a Member of Parliament's baby boy during a general debate.Tweeting a photo of himself feeding MP Tamati Coffey's son in the speaker's seat, Mallard said: “Normally the Speaker’s chair is only used…... Read More

As anti-government protests continue in Hong Kong, marchers embrace a new slogan made famous by Bruce Lee

(HONG KONG) -- When Hong Kong riot police descended on a rail station where protesters were holding a sit-in on Wednesday, a small group of demonstrators unspooled a fire hose to create a watery moat in their path and shined laser beams at the officers' faces. By the time riot…... Read More