July 5, 2019

Florida man bitten by shark while snorkeling in Bahamas: Police

bennymarty/iStock(GUANA CAY, Bahamas) -- A Florida man was bitten by a shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas on the Fourth of July, according to police. The 32-year-old Fort Lauderdale man was in the waters off Nippers Beach on Guana Cay when he was attacked around 5:30 p.m., the Royal Bahamas Police Force said. The man, whose name was not released, was airlifted to a hospital for treatment, police said. His condition was not immediately clear. This comes one week after an American woman was kil..
July 5, 2019

Bright orange bikes help women break barriers in Iran

ABC News(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Sara Alirezaei was riding a bright orange bike along one of Tehran's main, tree-lined boulevards when a male flower seller noticed her labored breathing and offered a word of encouragement: "Don't be scared. Biking is easy," he called out. The image of a woman on a bicycle along a busy road in Iran's capital could become far more common with the launch of Bdood, the first private bike-share company that rents its signature clunky, orange bikes to both me..
July 4, 2019

Christie’s under fire for auctioning rare Egyptian artifacts

iStock/tupungato(LONDON) -- Auction house Christie's has "violated international treaties and conventions" by selling almost two dozen Egyptian artifacts in London, Egyptian authorities claim. Christie's sold more than 20 pieces on July 3, including a limestone bust of the 18th dynasty princess Henuttaneb and a Middle Kingdom wood funerary model of a boat. A 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of Tutankhamen, the famous "boy king," which Egyptian archaeologists suspect was looted from Luxor..
July 4, 2019

Over 80% of facial recognition suspects flagged by London’s Met Police were innocent, report says

iStock/pixinoo(LONDON) -- A new independent report claims that 81% of suspects flagged by facial recognition technology used by London's Metropolitan Police were innocent. The study was commissioned by Scotland Yard and researchers from the University of Essex. Live Facial Recognition (LFR) has been used by the police in various trials to monitor crowds since 2016. This is the first independent report into the use of the technology, which suggests there are "significant operational shortcom..