January 11, 2020

San Diego student among close-knit Canadian-Iranians killed in Ukrainian plane crash

iStock(SAN DIEGO) -- A student at a San Diego university was among those killed in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which Iranian officials announced Saturday had been accidentally shot down by the Iranian military. Sara Saadat, a student at Alliant International University, was on her way back to San Diego when the Boeing 737 crashed after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, school officials announced in a statement. "We extend our deepest symp..
January 10, 2020

Hong Kong PTSD levels akin to conflict zone: Study

iStock/r-monochrome(HONG KONG) -- Unrest in Hong Kong is taking a major toll on many residents' mental health, according to a new study. In Hong Kong, where mass protests erupted for nearly six months last year, 1 in 3 surveyed adults reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a 10-year observation study, which was published Thursday in the Lancet. Those numbers are comparable to the prevalence of mental health problem observed after large-scale disasters, armed confl..
January 10, 2020

39 tourists who were trapped on Iceland glacier rescued

ABC News(REYKJAVIK, Iceland) -- Thirty-nine tourists had to be rescued after they were trapped on an Iceland glacier amid a blizzard, according to a tour company. Among those rescued were three Americans at the Langjökull glacier, officials confirmed to ABC News on Friday. Mountaineers of Iceland, based in Reykjavík, said the group that got stuck was the only tour that hadn't been canceled because of bad weather on Tuesday, according to a statement from the company. Several of those rescued..
January 10, 2020

US tried to kill Iranian commander in Yemen on same night as Soleimani strike: Officials

iStock/Phototreat(BAGHDAD) -- An unsuccessful strike on another high-ranking Iranian military commander took place in Yemen on the same night that a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, two sources told ABC News. The strike targeted Abdul Reza Shahla'i, a key commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. The Jan. 2 nighttime strike targeted Shahla'i at his compound in Yemen, where he led Iran's military support for the Houthi r..