October 18, 2019

Ancient city uncovered in Cambodia

DannyIacob/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that was one of the first capitals in the Khmer Empire. The sprawling city of Mahendraparvata, which has long been rumored to exist, was identified on the Phnom Kulen plateau using airborne laser scanning that had a "unique ability to 'see through' vegetation and provide high-resolution models of the forest floor," according to a report from the scientists. "Here, we confirm the hypothesis, based on t..
October 18, 2019

Astronauts to make history with first-ever all-female spacewalk

NASA(NEW YORK) -- Two female astronauts have accomplished something no women have done before. U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station Friday morning, the first time in history that two women have done a spacewalk together. Koch and Meir were expected to spend more than five hours outside the space station to replace a failed power controller, but extended their spacewalk to "accomplish some get-ahead tasks on the space station," according ..
October 18, 2019

Trump admin resumes some aid to Central America in exchange for asylum cooperation

Bobtokyoharris/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration will resume some foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that was previously withheld, as officials worked to secure agreements to send U.S. asylum seekers back to those Central American countries, according to the Department of Homeland Security. “I look forward to the continued coordination and collaboration between our governments,” Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan -- who gave his resignation on Oct. 1..
October 18, 2019

‘Pause’ in fighting in Syria between Turkish and Kurdish forces appears to be in jeopardy

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Turkey's agreement with the United States to "pause" fighting in Syria appears to have been breached within hours of Vice President Mike Pence's announcement as eyewitnesses report violence is still ongoing. Turkish artillery continued shelling Ras al-Ayn, a Syrian city on the Turkish border that had been facing heavy violence since U.S. troops withdrew early last week, according to eyewitnesses. Eyewitness reports said shelling continued in the city ..