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March 15, 2019

Diana, Victoria and Albert top name guessing game for Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- As the countdown builds for the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal baby, the guessing game over the baby’s name has intensified, too. Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have not revealed whether they are expecting a girl or a boy. Once Meghan gives birth, it could be days before the baby’s name is revealed to the public. None of the uncertainty has stopped odds-makers from placing their bets on the baby's name. Diana, Vic..
March 15, 2019

US, Afghan government tensions burst into public over Taliban talks

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department summoned Afghanistan's national security adviser Thursday after he blasted the U.S. for its direct talks with the Taliban and accused the U.S. negotiator of undermining the Afghan government and seeking power in Kabul. Tensions have been brewing for months as the Afghan government has been excluded from U.S. talks with the militant group and they burst open with Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib's comments -- a searing indictment of..
March 14, 2019

In embattled Venezuela, residents line up for hours just to get clean water: ‘Look at how we are living’

Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- The scene in Venezuela's capital of Caracas is dire: a long line of people searching for clean water during the country's daily power outages. Children and adults alike can be seen carrying jugs as residents prepare to make a dangerous trip underground. On Tuesday night, desperate residents climbed down a manhole that covered an emergency pipe that Venezuelans had opened to fill their buckets with clean water. Residents waited fo..
March 14, 2019

New delay in retrieving initial data from Ethiopia 737 crash ‘black boxes’

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A read-out of initial data on the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash won't happen until at least Friday, the French aviation safety bureau said Thursday, despite assurances from the head of the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday morning that answers could come later in the day. Though the damaged "black boxes" -- devices that house the flight data and cockpit voice recorders -- arrived in France Wednesday night, they didn't arrive at the Fre..