November 13, 2019

Venice is being flooded by the highest tide in more than 50 years

mammuth/iStock(ROME) -- High tides and lashing rain struck Venice Tuesday night bringing the water level in some areas close to a 50-year record high and causing inestimable damage to the centuries-old city. Close to midnight Tuesday -- at its night-time peak -- the city recorded a high of 187 centimeters, just short of the famous 1966 flood when the tide reached 194 centimeters. Barges, boats and gondolas were stripped from their moorings as historic squares were submerged with water and rest..
November 13, 2019

Silver-backed chevrotain, last seen in wild more than 25 years ago, rediscovered in Vietnam

BirdHunter591/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have rediscovered a deer-like species in southern Vietnam more than 25 years after it was last recorded. A camera trap captured images of the silver-backed chevrotain, also known as the Vietnamese mouse-deer, after it was "lost to science" since 1990, the Global Wildlife Conservation announced on Tuesday. The deer-like species is about the size of a rabbit, but is neither a mice nor deer, according to the conservation. Rather, it is the world's ..
November 12, 2019

US Army soldier killed in overturned armored vehicle accident in South Korea

Mississippi National Guard(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. soldier was killed in South Korea last week after his armored vehicle overturned. Spc. Nicholas C. Panipinto, 20, of Bradenton, Florida, died from injuries sustained when the Bradley Fighting Vehicle overturned at Camp Humphreys on Nov. 6, the Army said in a statement. Two other soldiers were injured in the incident, according to Stars and Stripes. The accident is under investigation. Panipinto deployed as an infantryman with the 3rd Armored Brigade..
November 12, 2019

Taliban to release US, Australian hostages in potential swap with Afghan government

KeithBinns/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Taliban will release an American and an Australian hostage, held for over three years, in a prisoner swap with the Afghan government, according to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Their possible release comes after two U.S. special operations raids attempted to free both men, and it could herald a restart to negotiations meant to end the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and bring the Afghan government and Taliban together for peace talks, according to Ghani..