July 2, 2019

‘Outraged and distressed’: Hong Kong picks up the pieces day after protests

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- A somber pall fell over Hong Kong on Tuesday, as if the city were shaking off a bad hangover. Monday was the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China from England, and a small group of hard-line protesters, mostly young students, had stormed the Legislative Council building, breaking glass and spray-painting political messages. Police in riot gear saw them off with a show of force that included tear gas, while the majority of those marching n..
July 2, 2019

Vehicles buried as parts of Mexico slammed with more than 6 feet of hail

ULISES RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Residents in parts of Mexico experienced what may have looked like a winter wonderland in summer, but was really a massive hail storm. Mexico’s national agency for civil protection tweeted that the storm occurred early on June 30 in Tlaquepaque, with hail as high as one to two feet causing damage to four blocks. Videos and images show the Mexican cities of Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque covered in ice over the weekend. A video from Tlaquepaque shows a truc..
July 1, 2019

US accuses Russia of denying medical access to ex-Marine held as spy

Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. embassy in Moscow has accused Russia of preventing a doctor from visiting Paul Whelan in the jail where the former Marine has been held for months on espionage charges that he says are trumped up. The embassy’s Twitter account on Monday wrote that while Whelan was receiving “basic medical care” his condition required more than could be provided in the pre-trial detention center where he is locked up. “Our petition for a consultat..
July 1, 2019

Body of man believed to have fallen from airplane found in London garden

studioportosabbia/iStock(LONDON) -- A man found dead in a garden in London is believed to have fallen out of the landing gear of a flight where he was a stowaway, according to police. The body of the unidentified man was found in a garden at a residence in the Clapham area on June 30, according to the Metropolitan Police Service, which responded to the scene with the London Ambulance Service. Police said a post-mortem examination would take place “in due course” but the death was “not being trea..