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April 10, 2019

Alleged ISIS member on trial for allegedly killing 5-year-old girl in landmark case

Jennifer W. stands in between her lawyers Ali Aydin and Seda Basay-Yildiz at the first day of her trial. (Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images) (MILAN) — A trial is now underway in Munich against a 27-year-old German convert to Islam who is accused of allowing a 5-year-old Yazidi girl to die of thirst in the scorching heat in Iraq. It is the first prosecution for crimes of ISIS militants against Yazidi victims and may set a precedent for forthcoming cases. If convicted by Munich state court, the defen..
April 10, 2019

Poetic photo of Sudan’s ‘Lady Liberty’ sheds light on anti-government protests

PhilMSparrow/iStock(CAIRO) — A video of a Sudanese protester reciting revolutionary poetry to thousands of protesters in Sudan's capital of Khartoum has gone viral, making her an icon for the mass anti-government mobilization that started last December. In the video, the young woman, Alaa Salah, is dressed in a traditional white Sudanese thobe and large gold round earring. Sudanese on social media called her "Kandaka," an ancient Nubian title for queen. The video was taken on Monday during ..
April 10, 2019

What does a black hole look like? We’re about to find out

GM Stock Films/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The stuff of astrophysics dreams could come true on Wednesday. An international consortium of scientists is expected to release the first ever photos of a black hole. Black holes are so massive they warp space and time and allow no light to escape, so the photo is expected to be of the “edge” of the phenomenon. The Event Horizon Telescope project and the National Science Foundation will "announce a groundbreaking result" at a press conference on Wednesday at 9..
April 10, 2019

How Prince Harry, Prince William are changing royal fatherhood

Anwar Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- All signs point to Prince Harry being a very hands-on dad to his first child with Duchess Meghan, but it was not always that way for fathers in Britain’s royal family. Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip, was not present at his children's births until his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, gave birth to their fourth child, son Prince Edward, in 1964. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son, Prince Charles, on the other hand, was there when his then-wife, the ..