May 2, 2019

Everest tackles 30-ton trash problem with campaign to clean up waste

iStock(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- You don’t need a map to get to the Everest base camp. Just follow the trash, says climber Dragana Rajblovic. Rajblovic knows what she's talking about: She's the only Balkan woman to have conquered Mount Everest. To date, 5,200 men and women have climbed to the peak of the world's highest mountain, according to Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Another 775 are planning to test themselves against the 29,029-foo..
May 2, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci remembered 500 years after his death

iStock(FLORENCE, Italy) -- This year, myriad celebrations of Renaissance-era genius Leonardo da Vinci are opening across Europe to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. The Italian and French presidents on Thursday commemorated him at his tombstone in Amboise, in France's Loire Valley, where da Vinci died at age 67. Invited by the French king Francois I to live in a small castle next to the Royal Chateau D'Amboise, Da Vinci spent the last three years of his life feted in grand style..
May 2, 2019

US officials still weighing military options for Venezuela amidst another day of protest

adam smigielski/iStock(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- The Trump administration is weighing options for what to do next in Venezuela to support opposition leader Juan Guaido in his effort to oust Nicolas Maduro, the socialist president embattled by mass protests and the country's economic crisis. Guaido supporters turned out in the streets of the capital Caracas again on Wednesday, with skirmishes between protesters and security forces deploying tear gas, but pro-Maduro demonstrations also took plac..
May 1, 2019

New photos of Princess Charlotte released ahead of her 4th birthday

Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Princess Charlotte is turning four and her parents, Prince William and Kate, shared three new photographs of the young royal to celebrate. The photographs of Charlotte, William and Kate's middle child, were taken in April by Kate at the family's Anmer Hall home in Norfolk, according to Kensington Palace. They show Charlotte smiling and enjoying the outdoors, from sitting on the grass in a flowered dress to running with a yellow flower in hand and ..