September 26, 2019

Bride walks to groom’s home in Bangladesh to empower women

NatanaelGinting/iStock(DHAKA, Bangladesh) -- A bride in Bangladesh turned a centuries-old custom on its head as a way to stand up for women's rights. Khadiza Akter Khushi, 19, was photographed leading a procession of wedding guests to her groom's house before their wedding in Meherpur on Sept. 21. The move upended the tradition in Bangladesh of the groom's party traveling to the house of the bride to begin the wedding ritual. After the wedding, the bride, according to tradition, l..
September 26, 2019

Prince Harry ‘deeply connected’ to Botswana after his ‘mum’ died

KeithBinns/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince Harry made an emotional trip to Botswana Thursday, paying tribute to a country of which he says he feels "deeply connected." "I came down here straight after my mum died," Harry said, referring to the late Princess Diana, who died in 1997 when Harry was just 12. "I feel deeply connected to this place." Harry, 35, put a spotlight on a cause close to Princess Diana -- supporting people affected by HIV -- while in Botswana, visiting a project of his own charity,..
September 26, 2019

Hassan Rouhani tells ABC News there’s ‘no…proof’ Iran is behind Saudi oil attacks

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In an interview with ABC News anchor David Muir, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called U.S. allegations that Iran was behind a recent attack on Saudi oil facilities "unfounded," and said the attack actually originated in Yemen. "This attack was originated in Yemen, in truth. That's the truth of the matter," Rouhani told the World News Tonight anchor during an interview on Wednesday. "If the Yemeni conflict does not come to an end, much more severe attacks will be wit..
September 26, 2019

World leaders made last-minute push to get Trump to meet with Iranian president

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Just hours before Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered an ultimatum that he would not meet with President Donald Trump without relief from sanctions, there was a strong push to get the two world leaders together on Tuesday, according to a senior European diplomat -- a sign of how fluid things can be at the U.N. General Assembly. According to the diplomat who was involved in these efforts, European leaders who met with Trump Tuesday -- French President ..