November 14, 2019

Australia’s Melbourne Zoo welcomes first baby koala in eight years

nattanan726/iStock(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- The first koala to be born at Australia’s Melbourne Zoo in more than eight years has just started to peek out from its mother's pouch -- and the footage captured by zookeepers is every bit as adorable as you’d expect. In video released by the wildlife park, the as-yet-unnamed 5-month-old joey is seen tucked inside its mom’s pouch, occasionally peeping out to approach the camera. Maddy Jamieson, Melbourne Zoo's Australian Bush Keeper, said th..
November 14, 2019

Cirque du Soleil founder detained for growing cannabis on private island

Yarygin/iStock(LONDON) — Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte, co-founder of global circus company Cirque du Soleil, is being investigated for growing cannabis on his private island in French Polynesia. Laliberte, 60, turned himself in to police and was subsequently detained for questioning in the territory's capital of Papeete, located on the island of Tahiti. Laliberte, who surrendered on Tuesday, was being held in custody as part of a drug trafficking investigation, a spokesperson for the ..
November 14, 2019

Could court case unlock the mystery of Dubai’s missing princesses Latifa and Shamsa?

MBPROJEKT_Maciej_Bledowski/iStock(LONDON) — To the outside world, Princess Latifa of Dubai appeared to live a life of unbridled luxury. Whether it was skydiving over one of the world’s most scenic deserts or filming the exotic pets that ran free in her mother’s palace, she always appeared smiling, happy and carefree, at least on social media. Yet in February 2018, her friend Tina Jauhiainen says she launched a daring escape from what activists call her “gilded cage” in Dubai with her help. Jauhi..
November 14, 2019

American teacher found dead in apartment after apparent robbery in Dominican Republic: Police

naruedom/iStock(CABARETE, Dominican Republic) -- An American teacher was found dead inside her apartment in the Dominican Republic following what appeared to be a robbery, local police said. Patricia Ann Anton, 63, had her hands and feet tied when police found her in Cabarete, a town on the northern coast of the island nation, the National Police said in a statement on Tuesday. An examination of her body determined that she died of strangulation, according to the statement. Items including her p..