July 3, 2019

Stromboli volcano in Italy, near Sicily, erupts, killing 1 and injuring 2

MaRabelo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Stromboli volcano on an island off the southern coast of Italy erupted violently with little warning Wednesday, sending an enormous cloud of ash two kilometers high and volleys of small pieces of lava across its slopes. Two eruptions were reported, followed by 20 smaller seismic tremors. A hiker who was walking on one of the mountain's many trails was killed, and two other people were reported injured, according to Italy's Civil Protection Agency. Frigh..
July 3, 2019

Russia says submarine involved in deadly fire is a top secret vessel

KSENIYA GAPONKO/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The Russian military submarine where 14 sailors were killed in a fire is a top secret vessel and will not be identified, the Kremlin said. Russian media reports have increasingly suggested that it was a secretive nuclear-powered submersible used for deep water exploration and perhaps spying. Russia’s military on Tuesday announced the sailors’ deaths, but said the fire had occurred the day before when one of its submersibles was conducting scientific te..
July 3, 2019

Total solar eclipse seen over South America

Lucie McCormick/ABC News(CORONEL BAIGORRIA, Argentina) -- Nearly two years after the "Great American Eclipse" of 2017, crowds were wowed by another total solar eclipse as it appeared over Argentina on Tuesday. Lined up along a field in Espinillo, a parish in northern Argentina, dozens of spectators, adorned in solar glasses and sipping on maté tea, stood with telescopes. Jessica Banks, a Waldorf kindergarten teacher from Portland, Oregon, was among them, and said she had also observed the North..
July 2, 2019

Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico to cross into the U.S. face devastating conditions

Hundley_Photography/iStock(MEXICO) -- Migrants in Mexico are facing massive shortages of shelter, food and water, and are exposed to serious crimes -- including kidnapping, sexual assault and violence, according to a report released on Tuesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The Mexican government said some 15,000 people who have claimed asylum at the U.S. border have been returned to Mexico, pending a court hearing. And according to Human Rights Watch, the migrants include families with children a..