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..
June 21, 2019

FAA prohibits ‘all US carriers’ from flying over Iran as tensions rise

AlexeyPetrov/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has prohibited "all U.S. carriers and commercial operators" from flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, near Iran, in the wake of the country shooting down an unmanned drone early Thursday. The FAA announced the decision, called a notice-to-airman, or NOTAM, alert, late Thursday. "All flight operations in the overwater area of the Tehran Flight Information Region (FIR) (OIIX) above the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman ..
June 21, 2019

Number of displaced people reaches new high of 70.8 million

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More people than ever knew the hardship of being displaced from their homes on this year's World Refugee Day, which took place Thursday. According to a new report released by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, by the end of 2018 there were 70.8 million people forcibly displaced from their homes. That figure represents more people than the population of Thailand, the 20th most populous country, according to U.N. figures from 2017. It marks a dramatic incr..