June 14, 2019

Fate of world’s fattest parrot species threatened by fungal infection

omersukrugoksu/iStock(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- Veterinarians in New Zealand are working to save the critically endangered kakapo parrot species, which is at risk of being wiped out due to a fungal infection spreading among the birds. Less than 150 birds are left, according to the New Zealand Department of Conservation, and seven of them have recently died of aspergillosis, a serious lung infection that affects the respiratory system, according to the Auckland Zoo. Staff at the Auckland Zoo are..
June 14, 2019

Looking to move? Picturesque Irish island is calling for new residents

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- If the hustle of city life is taking its toll, you could turn to the luck of the Irish. A small island community off the northwest coast of the Emerald Isle is making a push to attract more residents, using their newly revamped internet service as a selling point. Arranmore Island's community council has released open letters calling for people to come to their picturesque town and work remotely. While they're open to any new residents, the letters have so far be..
June 14, 2019

Pompeo blames Iran for attack on two tankers in Gulf of Oman, US details evidence

Manakin/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blamed Iran for the attack on two commercial tanker ships sailing in international waters in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the day. "It is the assessment of the United States government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today. This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Irania..
June 14, 2019

Notre Dame to hold first mass since April blaze

ABC News(PARIS) -- The Notre Dame Cathedral is opening its doors to worshipers on Saturday, marking the first time since a devastating fire tore through its halls in April. The Archdiocese of Paris announced that a mass will be held “on a very small scale” on Saturday with a “restricted” number of people in a “side chapel,” according to Agence France-Presse. Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit will deliver the mass, which will be televised live, on June 15, the agency reported. The date signifies an..