December 10, 2019

Hospital shooting leaves multiple dead and injured in Czech Republic

Albertem/iStock(OSTRAVA, Czech Republic) -- At least six people have been killed and two others seriously injured in a shooting in a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The shooting happened Tuesday morning at the University hospital and was confirmed on Twitter by Interior Minister Jan Hamacek. Czech Police also tweeted about the incident saying that they were notified of gunfire at 7:19 a.m. and that the first responders arrived at 7:24 a.m. in Ostrava, about 220 miles east of Prague and clos..
December 10, 2019

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption rises to six

Echinophoria/iStock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- At least six people have now died in the wake of volcanic eruptions that occurred on a small island in New Zealand on Monday, officials said. All those who died had been rescued from White Island on Monday, with the sixth person succumbing to their injuries at a hospital on Tuesday, according to the New Zealand Police. Their nationalities and identities have not yet been released. Another eight people are missing and presumed to be dead, police sai..
December 10, 2019

Ukraine and Russia agree to prisoner exchange by year’s end

Fredex8/iStock(PARIS) -- Russia and Ukraine agreed on Monday to several steps for improving the situation around the war in eastern Ukraine at a major peace summit in Paris, but did not make any major breakthroughs for ending the conflict. The summit was held in the so-called "Normandy Format," with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel mediating between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. It was the first time high-level t..
December 10, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide at the Hague

RonTech2000/iStock(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) -- Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, will appear at the United Nations' International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to defend the country against accusations of genocide committed against the Rohingya ethnic minority. Suu Kyi, who became a global icon when she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and spent 15 years under house arrest, will lead the national delegation contesting the charges of genocide at the Peace Palace in the Dutch cit..