August 10, 2018

Shooting in Canadian city leaves several dead, police say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Four people were killed in a shooting in Canada's eastern city of Fredericton on Friday morning, police said. The suspect was wounded during the incident and is in custody. Police officers were responding to reports of gunshots at an apartment building in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick province, when they encountered and fired at the suspect. The Fredericton Police Force urged residents via Twitter to avoid the area and "stay in their homes with doo..
August 10, 2018

Taliban storms strategic Afghan city, reportedly leaving several dead

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Taliban fighters stormed a provincial capital in Afghanistan before dawn on Friday, exchanging fire with security forces and reportedly leaving several dead. The insurgents entered the southeastern city of Ghazni overnight, reportedly hiding inside homes, before launching the brazen attack in the early morning hours. The city is strategically located along the main route between southern Afghanistan and the country's capital, Kabul. U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, ..
August 10, 2018

Australian teacher finds prehistoric shark teeth

Museums Victoria(NEW YORK) -- A teacher and fossil enthusiast found a giant set of prehistoric shark teeth estimated to be about 25 million years old at a beach in Australia. Philip Mullaly found the set of shark teeth in Jan Juc, a renowned fossil site along Victoria's Surf Coast. "I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed," the citizen scientist said in a press release by the Museums Victoria w..
August 10, 2018

1,600 people evacuated due to flash floods in the south of France

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rains in the southeast of France caused flash flooding and led to the evacuation of 1,600 people in the Ardèche, Gard and Drôme regions for precautionary measures Thursday. In the Gard region, where strong rains poured down all day on Thursday, rivers quickly overflowed their banks and 119 children were rescued from their campsite at Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, the French interior minister said in a statement. About 750 people, mostly from campsites, were evacu..