November 8, 2019

Greta Thunberg leads climate change protests in North Carolina: ‘This is our future’

shaunl(CHARLOTTE) -- Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, brought her message to North Carolina Friday -- just a few days after the U.S. announced its plans to formally withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. From the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center in Charlotte, Thunberg implored the youth of America to continue to fight against the “immature” adults, politicians and corporations that have yet to take climate change seriously. She said the Climate Strike marches ..
November 8, 2019

UK police release the identities of the 39 people found dead in a tractor-trailer near London

BrianAJackson/iStock(LONDON) — Authorities have confirmed the identities of the 39 people who were found dead in a tractor-trailer near London last month. During the early morning hours of Oct. 23, emergency services were called to an industrial park in the town of Grays in Essex, southeast England, when the vehicle was discovered to have people inside. Thirty-nine people were pronounced dead at the scene, which was about 20 miles east of London, according to Essex police. Essex police confirmed..
November 8, 2019

Hong Kong protesters blame police for death of university student

spawns/iStock(BEIJING) -- A Hong Kong university student who is believed to have fallen off a parking garage near a protest over the weekend died of his injuries Friday morning, inflaming passions for renewed protests this weekend. Undergraduate student Chow Tsz-lok, 22, who attended the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), was found in the early hours of Monday morning in a pool of blood with a head and pelvic injury on a platform of a parking structure in the vicinity of wh..
November 8, 2019

What to know about the Mormon community in Mexico following ambush attack

KeithBinns/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When nine Americans were brutally murdered in Northern Mexico, the incident shined a light on the extremely dangerous conditions in the region as well as the presence of the Mormon community there. The victims, who were en route to a wedding when they were attacked, were followers of the Mormon faith, though their religious community had distanced itself from the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in recent decades. The nine people who were kil..