December 26, 2019

Quick-thinking police sergeant saves choking toddler on Christmas Eve

Facebook/Western Australia Police Force(PERTH, Australia) -- A quick-thinking police sergeant rushed to the aid of a choking toddler in a dramatic Christmas Eve rescue that was captured on surveillance video. A man and woman dashed into a police station in Perth, Australia, late Tuesday night, with the man carrying a young child who appeared to be choking on a foreign object. A surveillance camera in the police station lobby captured the couple as they ran up to the counter and gestured frantica..
December 25, 2019

Christmas wasn’t held at Notre Dame Cathedral for 1st time since French Revolution

ABC News(PARIS) -- For the first time in centuries, Christmas mass was not held at Notre Dame Cathedral. The famed church has been off limits to parishioners since April 15, when a massive inferno brought down its iconic spire and roof. “This is the first time since the French Revolution that there will be no midnight Mass,” Patrick Chauvet, the cathedral rector, told The Associated Press. It was last closed during the holiday after 1789, according to The AP. “We have the opportunity to celebrat..
December 25, 2019

After US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, restored sanctions put cancer patients at risk

Somayeh Malekian/ABC News(TEHRAN, Iran) -- It was four weeks to her wedding in September when Mohaddeseh Gol Alizadeh, a 26-year-old nurse, realized her mother’s colon cancer had returned. The news was devastating, but what followed turned into a nightmare for the family. Her mother required an emergency PET scan -- a diagnostic test used for many diseases, including cancer -- within 24 hours. However, she couldn't get tested until at least 20 days from her initial diagnosis because of a sh..
December 24, 2019

Trump downplays concerns of North Korea’s ‘Christmas gift’: Maybe it’s ‘a beautiful vase’

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- After months of stalled nuclear negotiations and ratcheting up rhetoric, North Korea has promised to deliver a "Christmas gift" to the U.S. -- a warning that has American and South Korean officials on high alert this week for a potential long-range missile test. But President Donald Trump dismissed those concerns Tuesday, joking that the gift could be a "beautiful vase." "Maybe it's a nice present. Maybe it's a present where he sends me a beautifu..