July 5, 2018

Medics, supplies reach boys soccer team trapped in Thailand cave

iStock/Thinkstock(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- The 12 boys and their soccer coach who remain trapped inside a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand appeared healthy and upbeat in new video released Wednesday morning. The footage, taken by the Royal Thai Navy on Tuesday and posted to Facebook, shows the boys and their coach wrapped in foil blankets and sitting clustered together in the dark cave, alongside divers and medics who have been looking after the group since locating them. A flashlight il..
July 4, 2018

Couple in UK exposed to same poison as ex-Russian spy

iStock/Thinkstock(SALISBURY, England) -- Two people in England have been confirmed to have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok, the same chemical weapon that was used against an ex-Russian spy earlier this year. British police at Scotland Yard confirmed that the mysterious agent that appears to have caused a couple in their 40s to become critically ill was Novichuk. The couple collapsed at a residence four days ago, The Associated Press reported. The couple were found collapsed eight miles ..
July 4, 2018

From stone axes to cellphones, new project examines Amsterdam’s history through ‘junk’

iStock/Thinkstock(AMSTERDAM, Netherlands) -- In Amsterdam, one society's trash is truly another's treasure. While excavating two parts of the Amstel riverbed to build a new subway line, city archeologists discovered a trove of 700,000 everyday objects people had discarded over the centuries, from stone axes to cellphones. Now, these pieces of "junk" have become intriguing clues to what life was like over the centuries. The Amstel is a slow-streaming, natural river that dates back 3,000..
July 4, 2018

Time running out for South Koreans hoping to reunite with family in the North

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Kim Kyung Jae was 19 years old when he fled south to take shelter as the Korean War broke out in 1950, leaving behind a younger sister he hasn't seen since. His decision to flee is one he says he's regretted ever since. Now 87, Kim Kyung Jae knows his opportunities for a reunion are limited. After more than 60 years of separation, he found out last week a lottery precipitated by the thawing relationship between North and South Korea will not pr..