July 8, 2019

Thai police charge South Korean actress with catching endangered species

The Chosunilbo JNS/Multi-Bits via Getty Images(BANGKOK) -- South Korean actress Lee Yeol-eum has been charged by police in Thailand for catching and killing an endangered marine species while starring in a reality television show. Lee, 23, was filmed catching three giant clams from a Thai marine reserve in the southern province of Trang as part of a June 30 episode of a popular South Korean television show Law of the Jungle, which assigns celebrities different missions to survive in the wilderne..
July 8, 2019

South African headed for space dies in motorcycle accident

iStock(NEW YORK) -- A South African man who was expected to become the first black African in space was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a car on Saturday. Mandla Maseko beat out a million people in 2013 to win a sub-orbital trip sponsored by the Axe Apollo Space Academy. The 30-year-old Maseko, popularly known as “Spaceboy” and “Afronaut,” was one of 23 people who won a seat on the trip to space. “It is with deep sadness that the Maseko family confirms that Mandla Maseko tragically pass..
July 8, 2019

Whirlwind year for Wild Boars soccer team after rescue from flooded Thai cave

JITTRAPON KAICOME/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A year after an international team of divers pulled off one of the most dramatic rescues that the world has ever seen, the beneficiaries of the life-saving mission -- 12 members of the Wild Boars youth soccer team and their coach -- have yet to escape the spotlight focused on them since they were safely extracted from a flooded cave in the jungles of Thailand. The players and their coach have traveled the world as ambassadors of the global feel-go..
July 8, 2019

American couple’s jet ski recovered after going missing in Barbados

Barbados Coast Guard(NEW YORK) -- Authorities recovered a jet ski over the weekend bearing the same registration number as the one an American couple was riding before they went missing in Barbados last month. French Navy officers found the missing jet ski hundreds of miles away in Guadeloupe on Saturday, nearly two weeks after Magdalena Devil and Oscar Suarez, of New Jersey, vanished at sea, authorities said. There were no signs of the missing couple. The pair disappeared on June 24 after rent..