July 3, 2018

Thailand cave rescue among several miraculous rescues in recent history

Royal Thai Navy SEAL(NEW YORK) -- Anxieties are high as discussions abound over how to extract the recently found Thailand soccer team, 12 boys and their coach, from a flooded, maze-like cave. It may take weeks or even months to save them, officials have said. Here are some other incredible rescues that similarly defied the odds. Gramat, France -- 1999 Seven men were stuck in a cave system for 10 days after heavy storms caused unforeseen flooding. To free them, rescuers drilled shafts into the ..
July 3, 2018

State Dept dismisses doubts ahead of Pompeo trip to North Korea

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Amid growing doubts about North Korea's commitment to denuclearization, the State Deparment said Tuesday it's monitoring the situation, but with Secretary Mike Pompeo heading to Pyongyang Thursday, "We're in a good spot." The confidence comes amid reports that U.S. intelligence has assessed that North Korea does not want to give up its nuclear weapons and is actively working to hide them, newly released satellite images that show North Korea expand..
July 3, 2018

‘Dead’ woman found alive in morgue fridge in South Africa

iStock/Thinkstock(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Paramedics in the gold-mining town of Carletonville in South Africa are insisting they did everything in their power to determine whether a car crash victim could be saved before declaring her dead. Hours later, she was found alive in the mortuary fridge. The unnamed woman was certified dead by paramedics at the scene of a pile-up outside of the town, which is southwest of Johannesburg, in the early hours of June 24. The victim’s car had rolled, throw..
July 3, 2018

Group intentionally crashes drone into nuclear plant to reveal security vulnerability

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Greenpeace France crashed a drone designed to look like Superman into a French nuclear plant Tuesday morning to demonstrate its vulnerability. The environmental organization published a video on its Twitter page showing a Superman-shaped drone flying over the Bugey nuclear plant, located about 20 miles from the city of Lyon. The drone then slams into a building inside the nuclear plant. Airspace surrounding and above nuclear plants are no-fly zones in France. The dron..