October 23, 2019

Driver arrested after 39 bodies found in tractor-trailer near London, police say

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(LONDON) — A murder investigation has been launched after 39 dead bodies were discovered in a tractor-trailer about 20 miles east of London, police said Wednesday. Emergency services were called to an industrial park in the town of Grays in Essex, southeast England, at around 1:40 a.m. local time when the vehicle was discovered to have people inside. Thirty-nine people, one of whom was a teenager, were pronounced dead at the scene. A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland ha..
October 23, 2019

Hong Kong extradition bill officially withdrawn

spawns/iStock(HONG KONG) -- After 20 weeks of protests in Hong Kong the controversial extradition bill that started it all has been officially withdrawn from the Hong Kong Legislature. The Fugitive Offenders Legislation, which sparked over four months of protests, would have allowed suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. That fueled anger amongst citizens who feared that Beijing’s leaders were encroaching on their freedoms. The call for its withdrawal quickly grew into a movement with..
October 23, 2019

Murder investigation launched as 39 dead bodies found in semi tractor trailer

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(LONDON) -- A murder investigation has been launched after 39 dead bodies were discovered in a semi tractor-trailer near London, police said Wednesday. Emergency services were called to an industrial park in Grays, Essex, at around 1:40 a.m. local time, when the vehicle was discovered to have people inside. Thirty-nine people, one of whom was a teenager according to early indications, were pronounced dead at the scene. A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arres..
October 23, 2019

New Zealand Navy goes gender-neutral: allows men and women to wear makeup, nail polish

omersukrugoksu/iStock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- The New Zealand Defense Force has released new gender-neutral guidelines around grooming and appearance for Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) personnel. The new rules make equal what male and female service members can now wear while they serve in the navy and expand upon the kinds of jewelry, cosmetics and hair that will now be allowed to be worn by all personnel -- regardless of sex. The new guidelines will “make no distinction between male and fe..