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March 4, 2019

UK government pledges ‘action’ after two teenagers stabbed to death in one weekend

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The U.K. government has said it is "taking action on many fronts" to tackle knife crime after two teenagers were stabbed to death in separate incidents in England this weekend. Yousef Ghaleb Makki, 17, was violently killed in the village of Hale Barns, near Manchester, England, on Saturday evening, the Metropolitan Police confirmed to ABC News. This attack followed the death of another teenager, 17-year-old musician Jodie Chesney, in London on Friday night. Ch..
March 4, 2019

Egyptian photojournalist released after 5 years in prison

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO, Egypt) -- Well-known photojournalist Mohamed Abu Zeid was released from prison in Egypt on Monday after more than five years of detention. Abu Zeid, widely known under the name Shawkan, was arrested in August 2013 while taking pictures of the forceful dispersal of a sit-in protest by supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. Along with hundreds of others, Shawkan faced charges that included vandalism and belonging to an outlawed group. He ..
March 4, 2019

British royals give social media guidelines after reports of Kate, Meghan abuse

Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Britain's royal family announced new guidelines Monday for its social media channels after reports of online abuse around Duchesses Kate and Meghan . The new guidelines issued by Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace say the palaces reserve the right to block users and send comments that breach the guidelines to the police. "We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows courtesy, kindness and respect for all other membe..
March 4, 2019

Helicopter crash in Kenya kills 4 Americans, police say

omersukrugoksu/iStock(LONDON) -- Four Americans were killed Sunday night when their helicopter crashed on a remote island in northern Kenya, authorities said. Their Kenyan pilot also was killed. The helicopter went down after 8 p.m. local time at Central Island National Park, which sits on a small volcanic island in the middle of Lake Turkana, according to a statement from Kenya's National Police Service. The chopper was one of two that had landed on the island earlier in the day at Lobolo ..