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September 23, 2018

Art exhibition in Sicily highlights human side of European migration

iStock/Thinkstock(PALMERO, Sicily) -- In a small room in a former fortress in the port town of Palermo, Sicily, a video displayed across one of the walls depicts a nondescript stretch of highway. A closer look reveals four white marks on the ground -- the outline of a truck -- and faint, brownish stains. This is a crime scene simulated in video by John Gerrard, an artist who visited the location two days after the bodies of 71 migrants from Iraq, Syria and Iran were found in the back of a refrig..
September 23, 2018

‘Tribe’ of good Samaritans with electrical power offer food, showers and chargers after tornado blacks out Ottawa

Twitter/@ErinBlaskie(OTTAWA, Canada) -- In the wake of a powerful tornado that wreaked havoc in the Canadian capital of Ottawa and surrounding areas, an army of Good Samaritans came to the rescue of their neighbors by offering up their homes, their time and their resources -- and they're using social media to invite those in need and to connect with each other. The tornado tore through parts of Ontario and Quebec, ripping apart houses, snapping trees, injuring dozens of people and leaving h..
September 22, 2018

UN General Assembly to convene this week

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- President Trump joins dozens of world leaders in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, a jam-packed series of diplomatic meetings and speeches. It's no longer Trump's first time at the U.N., so the questions of what kind of impact he'll have on this world stage have evaporated. But they've been replaced by what could be a dramatic week of jockeying in a world disrupted by Trump, with both American allies and adversaries scr..
September 22, 2018

Bolivia eyes lithium in picturesque salt flats as country’s big moneymaker

Victor Oquendo/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Near the crest of the Andes mountain range in Bolivia lies the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. The stunning location is a growing international tourist destination and was recently used as the setting for an epic battle scene in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” What can at times look like a snow-covered wonderland is actually several dried-up, prehistoric lakes that formed salty pentagon patterns on the surface. But beneath the crust is lithi..