August 9, 2018

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills dozens of children on bus in Yemen

ABC News(SAADA, Yemen) -- An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Thursday morning killed at least 50 people including dozens of children traveling on a bus in the country’s Saada Province, local health officials said. The International Committee of the Red Cross said its medical teams received the bodies of 29 children, all under the age of 15. They also received 48 injured people, including 30 children, the ICRC said. Yemen’s rebel-run Al Masirah TV aired footage of injured childre..
August 9, 2018

Ship carrying 87 rescued migrants finally docks in Spanish port

Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(ALGECIRAS, Spain) -- The migrant rescue ship Open Arms arrived in the Spanish port of Algericas Thursday morning carrying 87 people who had been rescued off the coast of Libya a week ago, a spokesperson for the Spanish NGO told ABC. All 87 people -- 75 men and 12 minors, nearly all from Sudan -- disembarked this morning and were taken to a migrant center, Open Arms spokesperson Laura Lanuza said. The migrants had been rescued Aug. 2 after spen..
August 9, 2018

Dog DNA used to track down owners who don’t clean up after their pets

iStock/Thinkstock(MALNATE, Italy) -- Officials in the small Italian town of Malnate have a novel approach to finding out which dog owners don't clean up after their pets: use the dog's DNA. Earlier this year Malnate's environmental department asked all dog-loving residents to register their pups in the city's database. The city’s 2,156 registered dogs had to submit a saliva sample and owners who did not voluntarily bring their dogs within the allotted time were fined $58 for ..
August 9, 2018

Kremlin calls new Trump sanctions ‘unacceptable’

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin has condemned as “unacceptable” new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Russia over Moscow's alleged involvement in the poisoning of a former Russian double agent. The Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, however, told reporters Thursday that it was too early to talk about countersanctions and that Russia still hoped for "constructive relations" with the United States. The State Department on Wednesday announced that the Trump ..