October 31, 2019

UN suspends Ebola screening after three aid workers killed in South Sudan

Cesare Ferrari/iStock(LONDON) — The United Nations migration agency has halted Ebola screenings at five border crossings in East Africa after three of its aid workers were killed. The International Organization for Migration said several of its volunteers were caught in the crossfire during clashes between rival groups on Saturday morning in South Sudan's Central Equatoria region. Two men and one woman died, and two male volunteers sustained non-life-threatening injuries. A female volunteer..
October 31, 2019

UK police investigating crash that killed Harry Dunn interview US diplomat’s wife

BrianAJackson/iStock(LONDON) -- British police say they have interviewed the suspect in a deadly crash who is said to be the wife of an American diplomat. "We can confirm that we have completed an interview of the suspect in connection with the death of Harry Dunn," Northamptonshire Police Superintendent Sarah Johnson announced in a statement Thursday morning. Johnson added that the details of the interview will be handed over, "alongside the rest of the evidential file already submitted," to th..
October 31, 2019

North Korea test fires missiles for the 12th time in same year

adam smigielski/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea fired two short range missiles into the East Sea Thursday afternoon local time. The flight distance was 230 miles with the highest altitude of 55 miles, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The missiles landed outside of Japan’s maritime exclusive economic zone, said the Japanese coast guard. "The projectiles were fired from areas in South Pyongan Province," and “our military is monitoring the situation in case of addition..
October 31, 2019

Mexico releases video showing moment military faced El Chapo’s son amid deadly violence

tillsonburg/iStock(CULIACÁN, Mexico) -- The Mexican government has released several dramatic, at-times-gory, new videos showing their side of the fierce gun battle that erupted between officers and criminals in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa state, as authorities tried to arrest one of the sons of infamous drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Mexico's Defense Minister Luis Crescenci Sandoval Gonzalez said during a news conference Wednesday that on Oct. 17, authorities were forced to cease..