July 20, 2019

Search for missing teen Emanuela Orlandi leads to recovery of bones at the Vatican

iStock/MichalLudwiczak(ROME) -- Bones were collected from the depths of the Vatican Saturday, the latest effort to solve the mystery of a 15-year-old girl who vanished 36 years ago. Representatives of the family of Emanuela Orlandi, who has been searching for the girl since she went missing from a street in the center of Rome in 1983, were at the Vatican at 9 a.m. local time when the containers holding the bones were unsealed. Emanuela's sister, Federica, represented her family along with t..
July 20, 2019

Hong Kong police find large cache of explosives ahead of weekend protests, reports say

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong authorities seized a large haul of explosives and weapons in a raid Friday, leading to an arrest and an investigation just as the city braces for another mass protest, according to local reports. The discovery comes ahead of the latest of ongoing demonstrations, in part calling on the city's chief executive, Carrie Lam, to resign after a widely criticized bill that would have cleared the way for extraditions to China. In what police said wa..
July 20, 2019

Iran seizes British, Liberian oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz

iStock(TEHRAN) -- Iran's paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps have seized a British-flagged and a Liberian-flagged oil tanker traveling through the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, Britain's foreign secretary said, in what appeared to be a significant new escalation between Tehran and Western countries. Late Friday, a management company for the Liberian tanker, Mesdar announced in a statement that "the armed guards have left and the vessel is free to continue the voyage. All cr..
July 20, 2019

Hackers gain access to London police’s Twitter account, request release of rapper

iStock(LONDON) -- Hackers gained access to the main account for the London Metropolitan Police on Friday night and began making odd demands, taunting police and even requesting the release of a British rapper. The account, @metpoliceuk, was hacked just before midnight Greenwich Mean Time, when it began sending out largely nonsensical tweets. Among them were, "What you gonna do call the police?," "We are the police” and "no comment get my lawyer." The hackers then began advocating for the release..