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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

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

Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide at the Hague

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) -- Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, will appear at the United Nations' International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to defend the country against accusations of genocide committed against the Rohingya ethnic minority.Suu Kyi, who became a global icon when she won the…... Read More

Chilean Air Force plane carrying 38 people missing, presumed crashed

(SANTIAGO, Chile) -- The Chilean Air Force announced Monday evening that a C-130 Hercules aircraft has gone missing after taking off from an air base in Puntas Arenas, Chile. The C-130 was bound for the Eduardo Frei Montalva air base in Antarctica.The Chilean Air Force said that the plane went…... Read More

Russian court upholds release of American held for 2 years over cleaning product

(MOSCOW) -- A Moscow court has upheld a decision to release an American man who spent almost two years in a Russian jail after he was put on trial over a cleaning product he bought online.Gaylen Grandstaff, a 54 year-old English teacher from Texas, was arrested in 2017 and spent…... Read More

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi named Miss Universe 2019

(ATLANTA) -- Sunday saw the Miss Universe crown go to South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi. She bested 90 other women competing in the annual pageant that was filmed by Tyler Perry Studios.People reports that Tunzi is a 26-year-old public relations professional and a gender-based violence activist. While ecstatic about her win,…... Read More