July 15, 2019

Mystery of teen who vanished in Rome in 1980s, Emanuela Orlandi, takes another twist

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(ROME) -- Another twist was added to the already perplexing mystery and 36-year search for Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old Italian girl who went missing in 1983 without a trace in the center of busy Rome. The Vatican announced Saturday that following research and further investigation, two containers were found under a stone slab at the Teutonic Cemetery that could contain the missing bones of two 19th -century German princesses. Last week, acting on a tip in the Orl..
July 15, 2019

Investigation underway at Heathrow Airport as boy boards plane to LA without ticket

pabst_ell/iStock(LONDON) -- A police investigation is underway at Heathrow, London’s biggest airport, after a 12-year-old boy managed to slip past security and board a plane headed to Los Angeles despite not having a ticket. The British Airways cabin crew found the boy on board the aircraft on July 14 and asked to see his boarding pass. The boy is believed to have been screened at airport security. Investigators, however, are looking into how he managed to bypass checks at the gate and board t..
July 15, 2019

Alan Turing, legendary mathematician and WWII codebreaker, honored on new 50 pound note

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Mathematician and World War II codebreaker, Alan Turing, has been honored by the Bank of England as the new face of the 50 pound note. Turing, who died at 41 in 1952, was best known for helping to defeat Nazi Germany by cracking their codes at Bletchley Park, the top-secret facility in the U.K. known as the “Home of the Codebreakers.” Despite his tremendous contributions to computer science and his role in the war effort, Turing was later arrested an..
July 15, 2019

Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over two million

Cesare Ferrari/iStock(LONDON) -- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to the city of Goma, a major transportation hub along the Rwandan border that's home to more than two million people. The confirmed Ebola case in Goma was announced late Sunday by the Democratic Republic of the Congo's health ministry. The patient, a 46-year-old pastor from South Kivu province, was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in Goma, but then transferred to one in Butembo ..