November 29, 2019

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson replaced by block of melting ice at climate change debate

RistoArnaudov/iStock(LONDON) -- Major political party leaders in Britain participated in a debate on climate change, but two were noticeably missing -- and replaced. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party and leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage were not on the stage for Thursday night's Channel 4 debate. In their place were two blocks of melting ice. Channel 4's editor, Ben de Pear, said the ice sculptures were a "visual metaphor" after the two declined invitations ..
November 29, 2019

Suspect shot by police in ‘major incident’ by London Bridge: Live updates

ABC News(LONDON) — One man has been shot by police following a "major incident" by London Bridge Friday afternoon, authorities said. The circumstances are unclear, but "as a precaution, we are currently responding to this incident as though it is terror-related," officials with the Metropolitan Police Service wrote on Twitter. Police said earlier they were called at 1:58 p.m. to a stabbing by the bridge. "We believe a number of people have been injured," police wrote on Twitter. The London Ambul..
November 29, 2019

Police responding to ‘incident’ on London Bridge

ABC News(LONDON) -- Police rushed to London Bridge on Friday afternoon to respond to "an incident." "We are in the early stages of dealing with an incident at London Bridge," the Metropolitan Police Service said on Twitter. The London Ambulance Service also tweeted that they "are responding to this incident and have crew on scene." Authorities have cordoned off the bridge. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
November 29, 2019

Meet the Fighting Cholitas, Bolivia’s indigenous women wrestlers who are battling for gender equality

Sarah Hucal/ABC News(LA PAZ, Bolivia) -- Polonia Ana Choque Silvestre, better known by her stage name of Carmen Rosa, was one of Bolivia's first female wrestlers. At 49, she is a grandmother and unlike many scantily clad American female wrestlers, she competed in a pleated skirt, shawl and bowler hat with pigtail braids -- the signature outfit of "cholitas" -- indigenous Aymara and Quecha women who wear the signature cholita outfit. Identifying as a cholita, she competed not just for sport,..