October 18, 2019

‘Pause’ in fighting in Syria between Turkish and Kurdish forces appears to be in jeopardy

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Turkey's agreement with the United States to "pause" fighting in Syria appears to have been breached within hours of Vice President Mike Pence's announcement as eyewitnesses report violence is still ongoing. Turkish artillery continued shelling Ras al-Ayn, a Syrian city on the Turkish border that had been facing heavy violence since U.S. troops withdrew early last week, according to eyewitnesses. Eyewitness reports said shelling continued in the city ..
October 18, 2019

Duchess Meghan describes ‘really challenging’ time as new royal, mom in spotlight

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has faced intense public scrutiny ever since her relationship with Prince Harry began. The duchess, 38, is speaking out now for the first time about what the experience has been like for her behind the headlines. "Especially as a woman it's really -- it's a lot," Meghan told ITV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby for the documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, airing Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. "So you add this on top of..
October 17, 2019

Family found mysteriously living in secret room for 9 years

Ismailciydem/iStock(RUINERWOLD, Netherlands) -- After a family of seven was found to be living mysteriously, and with no one’s knowledge, in a farmhouse on the outskirts of a small Dutch town, a court ordered on Thursday that an 8th person, the farmhouse's tenant, be detained for two weeks. The family had apparently been living in a small room in a farmhouse outside the town, perhaps since 2010, police said -- a fact that has surprised and puzzled people in the Dutch town of Ruinerwold, in ..
October 17, 2019

Russia says US diplomats approached missile test site, location of radioactive blast

ronniechua/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday said three American diplomats who were briefly detained in northern Russia had approached a closed military test site where a radioactive blast occurred in August. The U.S. diplomats were reported on Wednesday to have been stopped and removed from a train travelling between the closed port city of Severodvinsk and Nenoksa, a village next to the test site on the White Sea in Russia's Arctic. The American embassy confirme..