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March 22, 2019

New Zealanders wear headscarves in display of solidarity after mosque attacks

Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) -- New Zealanders of all religions donned headscarves on Friday in a symbol of unity as a mass funeral was held for dozens of victims of last week's mosque attacks. Worshipers were gunned down inside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and then at a nearby mosque in the suburb of Linwood on March 15. At least 50 people died, and dozens more were injured. The alleged gunman, identified as Brenton Tarrant, has been charged with one count o..
March 22, 2019

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan

KeithBinns/iStock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according to military officials. The two were killed "while conducting an operation," according to a statement from NATO's Resolute Support. There were no further details given about how they were killed or where the incident took place. The victims' names will not be released until 24 hours after their families have been notified, in accordance with Department of Defense policy. The..
March 22, 2019

Thousands await rescue in Mozambique after tropical cyclone kills hundreds

Tafadzwa Ufumeli/Getty Images(BEIRA, Mozambique) -- Thousands of people, some seen clinging to rooftops and tree branches, still await rescue from rising floodwaters in Mozambique, one week after an intense tropical cyclone walloped the southeast African nation. Nearly 350,000 others are at risk of becoming trapped in the coming days as remnants of tropical cyclone Idai dump rain over low-lying areas already inundated with swelling rivers and bulging dams. Some 100,000 people may need to be resc..
March 21, 2019

Big Ben turns blue again

Mark Duffy/UK Parliament(LONDON) -- Big Ben, the iconic clock tower in London, is returning to its former glory. The clock's north face has been restored to its original Prussian blue and gold colors. Sir Charles Barry built the tower in 1859. Big Ben, which is currently covered in scaffolding, has been undergoing a major makeover that's expected to be completed in 2021. “It was incredibly exciting to slowly piece together the tower's appearance as has it evolved throughout the de..