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February 14, 2019

Shamima Begum, U.K. teen who joined ISIS in 2015, ‘wants to come home’

Laura Lean - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- When three teenagers missing from East London were found to have left to join ISIS in Syria in February 2015, security camera images from London's Gatwick Airport were a stark emblem of ISIS' potential to influence young people abroad. That three girls living in London would overlook the high-profile atrocities committed by ISIS to travel to Syria at the height of a civil war to join a terrorist organization captured many's attention. ..
February 14, 2019

At least two Americans killed in Kenya plane crash

omersukrugoksu/iStock(LONDON) -- Five people, including at least two Americans, were killed when their small plane crashed in Kenya's Great Rift Valley region on Wednesday, officials said. The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday morning received a distress signal from the light aircraft, which was headed from the Masai Mara National Reserve to the northwest town of Lodwar. The plane went down in a field in Londiani, a town in Kericho County, some 125 miles from where it took off, ac..
February 14, 2019

Duchess Kate attends 100 Women in Finance’s gala dinner

Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate hit the town Wednesday night for the 100 Women in Finance's gala dinner. The mom of three wore a blush-pink Gucci dress accessorized with a maroon velvet clutch and belt, as well as dangly earrings. Wednesday night's gala dinner, held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, was in support of the Heads Together charity program that aims to support mental health programs in schools. Heads Together is the charitable campai..
February 14, 2019

Rare black leopard caught on camera for first time in 100 years

GM Stock Films/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A photographer has captured high-quality images of a rare black leopard at a wilderness camp in Africa. Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that he has been "fascinated" by stories of black panthers and their elusive nature since childhood. He began conceptualizing his dream of capturing an image of the large, hidden cats after noticing photos of them emerging out of the Kabini Forest in Karnataka, India, a couple o..