December 11, 2019

Suicide car bombing hits medical facility at Bagram military base in Afghanistan

KeithBinns/iStock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A suicide bomber struck an under construction medical facility in Bagram, the largest U.S. military base in northern Afghanistan, Wednesday morning, Afghan and U.S. officials said. Two car bombs were involved in the attack, which was followed by a gun battle between the attackers and local security forces, killing at least one person and injuring at least 65 more, according to the Bagram district governor. There were no casualties to U.S. and coalition fo..
December 11, 2019

Greta Thunberg named “Time” magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year

DisobeyArt/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year on Wednesday morning. She is youngest figure to receive the distinction in its 92-year history. The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist has become an iconic face in the fight to save the planet from climate change. Last year, she began spending her Fridays protesting by herself outside the Swedish parliament, and that effort grew to her leading a host of student-led climate strikes involving mil..
December 11, 2019

‘Dossier’ author Chris Steele refutes key points in DOJ watchdog report on Russia probe

iStock(LONDON) -- Christopher Steele, the author of the controversial "Steele dossier" and a central figure in the Justice Department inspector general's report on the Russia investigation, says the report included "several serious errors and misstatements." The former British intelligence officer said in a statement released by his legal team on Tuesday that he was previously given "highly redacted" portions of Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report, which contained "numerous ina..
December 10, 2019

New mobile app helps Inuit people hunt and navigate through ice melting from climate change

StphaneLemire/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A new mobile app could help members of the Inuit indigenous community to navigate the effects of climate change. Named after the Inuktitut word for sea ice, Siku provides tools and services for ice safety, language preservation and weather, according to its website. It also allows users to share ice and weather hazard reports and hunting stories, and provides alerts for land, marine and ice weather in the area. "The weather's changing, the ice conditions ar..