February 10, 2020

Police praise teen who turned over thousands in cash she found on street

rzymu/iStock(TORONTO) -- Canadian police are praising the "honesty and integrity" of a local teenager for handing in a large sum of cash she found over the weekend. The 17-year-old girl was walking down the street in her hometown of Milton, just west of Toronto, on Saturday evening when she noticed a package on the ground. Inside, she found several bank deposit envelopes stuffed with thousands of Canadian dollars in cash. The teen immediately brought the money to the local police station, accor..
February 10, 2020

South Korean moviegoers celebrate “Parasite” Oscars victory

Veronaa/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Koreans celebrated after hearing news of Parasite sweeping through the Oscars on Monday morning. Director Bong Joon-ho's Parasite broke Oscars history as the first Asian and non-English film to win for best picture. Bong’s film scored four awards in total, picking up the best director, best international feature film and best original screenplay as well. “Thank you, it is a great honor. I’m not writing a scenario on behalf of the country, but it..
February 9, 2020

British Airways flight breaks transatlantic speed record

iStock/Andreas Haas(LONDON) -- A New York-to-London flight landed in the history books Sunday as the fastest subsonic flight across the Atlantic Ocean. British Airways Flight 112 made the trip in 4 hours and 56 minutes -- 17 minutes faster than the previous record made by a Norwegian flight from New York to London, according to the flight tracker blog Flightradar24. The blog said the 747 jet took advantage of a jet stream in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, which some pilots are using to increa..
February 9, 2020

The 6,000-mile journey: How scores of Vietnamese migrants are smuggled or trafficked into the UK each year

iStock/Doc_Steele(LONDON) -- Dinh Thi Thanh was just 18 months old when she and her mother left Vietnam in 1989, hoping for a better life abroad. Forsaking an unfaithful husband and their famine-threatened homeland, which was still recovering from decades of war, the mother and child boarded a Japan-bound ship in the Vietnamese port city of Hai Phong, costing them two bars of gold. "My family on my dad's side had asked my mum to leave me behind because I was so young," Thanh, whose name has..