November 26, 2019

Koala rescued in dramatic viral video dies of injuries

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Ellenborough Lewis, the koala whose dramatic rescue from Australian bush fires was a symbol of hope for the struggling koala population, has had to be put down because of the severity of his injuries. “Today we made the decision to put Ellenborough Lewis to sleep,” wrote the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in a post on their Facebook page. The koala was found struggling to escape the fires on the east coast of the country by Toni Doherty, an Australian woman who saw him from he..
November 26, 2019

Protesters furious over rebel attack torch UN base and town hall in Ebola-hit Congolese city

iStock(NEW YORK) -- An angry crowd set fire to a United Nations building as well as a local mayor's office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday, in the wake of a deadly attack by an armed group. Violent protests erupted in the northeastern city of Beni after at least 8 people were killed and others were kidnapped on Sunday night during a raid by the Allied Democratic Forces, a militant group of Ugandan origin. Residents were apparently furious that government troops and U.N. pe..
November 25, 2019

UK truck driver pleads guilty to unlawful immigration, lesser charges in case of 39 deaths

CiydemImages/iStock(LONDON) -- The truck driver charged with manslaughter after 39 Vietnamese people were found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck in October, pleaded guilty on Monday to two lesser charges. Maurice Robinson, 25, of Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty to conspiring to assist unlawful immigration, and to acquiring criminal property, appearing via a video link at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales today for a pretrial hearing, the court confirmed with ABC News. Robi..
November 25, 2019

Historic German museum looted of millions of dollars’ worth of valuables in possible record heist

huettenhoelscher/iStock(LONDON) — A historic museum in Germany has been looted of potentially millions of dollars worth of valuables in a brazen overnight heist in the city of Dresden. The State Art Collections located in the Green Vault were the target of the theft. Two burglars are said to have stolen historical jewelry, diamonds and gems that amount to millions of dollars in loss and damages. The burglars are believed to have broken through an iron window grate to gain entry, Dresden police s..