July 16, 2019

UN Refugee Agency voices concerns about US asylum policy

BalkansCat/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The United Nations Refugee Agency says it is concerned about changes made to the asylum rules by the United States, which it says will endanger those in need of protection. "We understand that the U.S. asylum system is under significant strain," UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Monday. "But...this measure...will put vulnerable families at risk. It will undermine efforts by countries across the region to devise the coherent, collective responses..
July 16, 2019

Police questioning son of priest in murder of American biologist in Greece

Istimages/iStock(ATHENS, Greece) -- Police in Greece are questioning a suspect -- the son of a priest -- in the murder of an American scientist who was found dead in an abandoned World War II bunker on the island of Crete last week. The unnamed suspect is a 27-year-old man from Kissamos, a town about 20 miles away from the port city of Chania, where U.S. citizen Suzanne Eaton was staying on the island, according to Eleni Papathanassiou, a spokeswoman for Crete's police department. The man w..
July 16, 2019

Huge barrel jellyfish spotted off UK coast: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it’

Dan Abbott(LONDON) -- A pair of lucky divers filmed their experience swimming with a "huge" barrel jellyfish off the coast of Cornwall in the U.K., describing the moment they came face-to-face with the marine giant as "breathtaking." Biologist and wildlife presenter Lizzie Daly was diving off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall, when underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott captured the image as part of Wild Ocean Week, a fundraising measure for the Marine Conservation Society. The picture, taken from..
July 16, 2019

Penguins caught stealing sushi released from New Zealand police custody

Wellington District Police(LONDON) -- A pair of penguins have been released from police custody in New Zealand after being discovered hiding out in a sushi stand on Saturday. The penguins, described as "waddling vagrants" by Constable John Zhu, were apprehended after receiving a report that the penguins had taken "refuge" at the stand on Featherston Street, Wellington. Following a period of "temporary detainment," Wellington Police contacted New Zealand's chief governmental wildlife body, ..