November 11, 2018

10,000-torch display in London marks 100th anniversary of WWI’s conclusion

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- An installation commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I has opened in London. Called "Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers" and featuring approximately 10,000 torches, each illuminated every evening by more than 250 volunteers, is an act of remembrance for the lives lost during the war. “The flame is an act of commemoration, but also it’s hope for a peaceful world,” Tom Piper, the designer of the installation, told ABC News. “[It..
November 10, 2018

Couple weds in a maximum-security prison to draw attention to repression in Honduras

Courtesy Karen Spring(NEW YORK) -- The bride wore red, the color of the resistance movement. The groom wore the gray pants and white T-shirt required of inmates at La Tolva, the maximum-security prison where he has been held since January for protesting against repression in Honduras, the country from which the majority of the migrants in the so-called caravan making its way to the U.S. border have fled. Karen Spring, 34, and Edwin Espinal, 42, had never dreamed of a wedding day like this. But..
November 10, 2018

80 years after Kristallnacht, a somber tour in Berlin to commemorate the tragedy

Sarah Hucal/ABC News(BERLIN) -- More than 100 people came to Charlottenburg on Saturday for a free, historical walking tour. Under overcast skies, they gathered in the central Berlin neighborhood for a unique visit: to mark the 80th anniversary of anti-Jewish Kristallnacht, or the “Night of Broken Glass,” pogrom -- the first coordinated, nation-wide attack on Jewish citizens under the Nazi regime. The damage done on that November night in 1938 went far beyond broken windows. Around the country, ..
November 10, 2018

NASA astronaut Anne McClain feels ‘confident’ flying aboard Russian Soyuz

NASA(NEW YORK) -- Just weeks after a Soyuz booster failed and a crew was rocketed to safety the Russians are ready to return to manned flight, and Army Lt. Col. Anne McClain will be the first to sit atop that rocket since the accident. Officials that investigated the failed October 11th launch from Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, said they identified part of the reason for the accident that occurred two minutes into the flight, part of the first stage of the rocket had struck the second sta..