June 5, 2018

This world leader makes a mess of Parliament but then grabs a mop to delight of cleaning crew

ABC News(AMSTERDAM) -- Most politicians could stand to spruce up their image but the Dutch prime minister made a nearly clean sweep of things Tuesday after accidentally dropping his cup of coffee on the way to Parliament. Mark Rutte, who has led the Netherlands since 2010, took a hands-on approach to sopping up his mess as the building’s tickled cleaning crew cheered him on. In view of the cameras, he apparently thought it wise to act quickly rather than leave it to the professionals, who eventu..
June 4, 2018

At least 60 die in Guatemala’s ‘Volcano of Fire’

ABCNews.com(GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala) -- At least 60 people, including several children, have died after the most violent volcanic eruption in Guatemala in more than a century, authorities said. The Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for "Volcano of Fire," erupted Sunday and released a 5-mile stream of lava, a pyroclastic cloud and ash that fell over nearby Guatemala City, the country's capital. The latest numbers from Guatemala's Health Ministry report 65 people dead. There have been 3,265 peo..
June 4, 2018

Inquiry finds that ‘stay put’ strategy failed in deadly London tower blaze

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Residents of London’s Grenfell Tower should not have been advised to stay in their apartments as flames engulfed the 25-story building, according to initial findings of a public inquiry released on Monday. The findings released on Monday are part of the second stage of the ongoing Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which looks into what caused the fire. The first emergency call reporting the fire, which killed 72 people, was made just before 1 a.m. last June 14. The deadly blaz..
June 4, 2018

Mystery dinosaur skeleton sells at Eiffel Tower auction for more than $2 million

ABCNews.com(PARIS) -- The 150 million-year-old, largely-intact skeleton of a still-unknown species of dinosaur went to auction today in Paris and sold for more than two million dollars - and if paleontologists’ hunches prove true, the mystery winning bidder may get a chance to bestow a name on a previously undiscovered species. The remains of the prehistoric predator – which is 30 feet long and 9 feet high - were discovered at Morrison Formation site in Wyoming in 2013. “The skeleton is 70% comp..