June 22, 2019

Dominican Republic official pushes back as US State Department hikes number of American tourist deaths to 10

iStock(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) -- Dominican Republic Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia pushed back on reports of a pattern of suspicious deaths of American citizens Friday, as the U.S. State Department hiked the official number of Americans who have died there in the last year to 10. The tourism minister said the number of Americans who have died in the Dominican Republic has actually decreased this year, and that over the last three years there was a 56% reduction in the numbe..
June 21, 2019

Hong Kong protesters swarm police headquarters, tensions over extradition bill escalate

Geovien So/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- Thousands of protesters besieged police headquarters in Hong Kong Friday to demand the release of fellow protesters still in custody after last week's violent skirmish. Protesters, many of them students from local universities, decided to escalate the protests after saying the government ignored their deadline on Thursday to respond to their demands. The day began with a peaceful student sit-in at the Hong Kong government com..
June 21, 2019

Summer solstice at Stonehenge available for live streaming around the world

jessicaphoto/iStock(LONDON) — The conservation charity English Heritage has set up a virtual live stream from inside the monument of Stonehenge to mark the start of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. An estimated 10,000 people gathered to check out the sunrise from Stonehenge, according to police. The Stonehenge Skyscape project allows viewers inside the stone circle to track the position of the sun from the break of day all the way through the night. After dark, the photographic ..
June 21, 2019

Prince William is 37! See an adorable throwback pic in honor of his birthday

Richard Stonehouse - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Happy birthday Prince William! The royal dad of three and second-in-line to the British throne is celebrating his 37th birthday Friday. William is celebrating his birthday privately but his royal family members sent birthday wishes publicly in a series of Instagram posts. Clarence House, home to William's dad, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, shared an adorable throwback photo. The pic shows William and Char..