December 23, 2019

American woman dies from burns weeks after volcano erupted in New Zealand

Echinophoria/iStock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- Another American has died following the eruption of a volcano in New Zealand earlier this month, according to hospital officials. The victim is the 19th overall from the blast, which took place on White Island, off the northeast coast of New Zealand, on Dec. 9. That total includes two people who are missing and presumed dead. The woman, Mayuri Singh, died Sunday night at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland from burns suffered in the eruption. Singh w..
December 23, 2019

US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

KeithBinns/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. service member in Afghanistan was killed in action on Monday, according to the Department of Defense. U.S. Forces Afghanistan offered no details on how the person was killed or where it took place. "In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete," U.S. Forces Afghanistan said in a statement. The death is the 20th U.S. comb..
December 23, 2019

How Prince William, Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan will spend Christmas

Goddard_Photography/iStock(LONDON) -- This Christmas will mark a series of firsts for the young members of Britain's royal family, Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Harry and Meghan will celebrate their first Christmas with their son Archie, who was born last May. The couple is spending the holidays in Canada, according to a spokesperson for the Sussexes. Meghan called Toronto, Canada home for seven years..
December 23, 2019

Members of royal family make pudding for photo series

_ultraforma_/iStock(LONDON) -- With Christmas just a few days away, many are taking part in early holiday festivities -- including the royal family. In newly released photographs, Prince George is front and center making Christmas puddings, a holiday staple in England, with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince William at Buckingham Palace. The series of photos are part of the launch of The Royal British Legion’s "Together at Christmas" initiative, which is to provide extra support to the..