July 13, 2019

Prominent journalist and an unnamed American among 26 dead in Somalia hotel attack

Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images(KISMAYO, Sudan) -- An attack in Somalia's port city of Kismayo over the weekend killed 26 people, including the prominent Canadian-Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh, who returned to her native country with a mission to tell its overlooked stories. The attack prompted an outpouring of grief on social media. Nalayeh, who founded Integration TV, a web-based station aimed at Somalia's global diaspora, was remembered as a generous person who was driven to tell..
July 13, 2019

US service member killed in Afghanistan

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. The announcement was made in a statement by NATO's Operation Resolute Support, but offered no further details about how the service member was killed. "In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete," officials said in a statement. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the att..
July 13, 2019

Trump may sign asylum deal with Guatemala that critics call illegal, dangerous

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales are expected to sign an agreement Monday that would require asylum seekers who transit through Guatemala to claim asylum in that country instead of the U.S., according to three sources briefed on negotiations. The "safe third country agreement" is one of the ways in which Trump hopes to stem the flow of migrants from Central America to the U.S., but critics say Guatemala neither is safe enough for asylum seekers to stay..
July 12, 2019

Tourists flock to sacred Uluru site before climb ban, leave mounds of trash behind

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(SYDNEY) -- Australia's landmark sandstone, considered a site of "great spiritual significance," has been turned into something of a trash heap as tourists flock in droves trying to beat the upcoming climbing ban. Tourists who have made their way to Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, before it officially shuts climbing down on Oct. 26 came under fire for their treatment of the land, specifically what some described as their dismissal of Indigenous wishes and the trai..