June 26, 2019

One of the world’s largest cities is facing a devastating drought

stevanovicigor/iStock(NEW YORK) -- One of the world’s largest cities is grappling with a water crisis that, at least in the short term, can only be fixed by rain. Chennai, the fourth-largest city in India with an estimated population in excess of 10 million, is facing a water crisis that's prompting people to scavenge for whatever water they can find. "The situation is dire," Virginia Newton-Lewis, a senior policy analyst at Water Aid, an international organization addressing water-related ..
June 26, 2019

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are heading to Africa this fall

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are heading to Africa. The royals and new parents to son Archie will visit South Africa this fall. Nigel Casey, the British High Commissioner to South Africa, confirmed Harry and Meghan's visit Wednesday while delivering remarks at a reception in Pretoria, South Africa, for Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. "That's great news for us," Casey said. "I predict it's also good news for t..
June 26, 2019

American tourists vanish at sea while jet skiing in Barbados: Police

FourOaks/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Authorities are searching for a pair of tourists from New Jersey who vanished while jet skiing in Barbados, police said Tuesday. Oscar Suarez, 32, and Magdalena Devil, 25, disappeared Monday at around 2:30 p.m. after renting a jet ski at Holetown Beach on the island’s western coast, according to police. They were both wearing life jackets at the time. The jet ski operator became concerned about 30 minutes later and asked other operators to be on the lookout for them..
June 26, 2019

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan

KeithBinns/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday local time, according to military officials. Circumstances surrounding the deaths have not been released. The names of the two service members will not be released until 24 hours after the families are notified, as is Department of Defense policy. The deaths are the 10th and 11th in Afghanistan in 2019. Spc. Miguel Holmes, 22, was the most recent death of a service member in the country. The Georgia..