October 29, 2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong disqualified from local elections

pawel.gaul/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and former student leader Joshua Wong, 23, has been barred from running for local elections next month over his political stance. He is the only candidate to have his nomination disqualified after being vetted by a government electoral commission. The reason given by the electoral official was that the stance of Wong and his political party, Demosisto, on "self-determination" did not comply with the city's mini-constitution, t..
October 29, 2019

Prince Harry unveils UK team for Invictus Games

NataliaCatalina/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince Harry joked and laughed at an event Tuesday revealing the members of the U.K. team for the fifth annual Invictus Games, which will be held next year in the Netherlands. The prince, who founded the international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service people in 2014, was on hand for the team's announcement at the Honourable Artillery Company in London. The 65-strong team was selected from over 350 applicants who competed across nine sport..
October 29, 2019

Police searching for 2 brothers wanted for manslaughter, trafficking after 39 bodies found in tractor-trailer

Kuzma/iStock(LONDON) -- Authorities in the U.K. are searching for two brothers wanted in connection with the 39 dead bodies that were found in the back of a tractor-trailer near London last week. in the back of a tractor-trailer near London last week. Ronan Hughes, 40, and Christopher Hughes, 34, both from Armagh in Northern Ireland, are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking, Essex police said in a statement. "Finding and speaking to the Hughes brothers is crucial to our inve..
October 29, 2019

Toddler trapped 100 feet down well in India found dead, despite major rescue operation

beyhanyazar/iStock (NEW YORK) -- A two-year-old boy who was trapped 100 feet down a well for four days in southern India has been found dead, despite a major rescue operation to try and save him. Rescuers had been racing to reach Sujith Wilson since he slipped into the abandoned borewell on Friday in Trichy, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The rescue effort had gripped India, tracked closely by the news media, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he was following its progress a..