October 31, 2018

World’s tallest statue unveiled in India

SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The prime minister of India on Wednesday unveiled the world’s largest statue, dedicated to Sardar Patel, a nationalist who helped unite modern India after its independence from Britain. "We are doing everything possible to turn Sardar Patel's vision into a reality and ensure a good-quality life for our fellow Indians," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. The monument, called the Statue of Unity, stands at nearly 600 feet and cost $460 million to ..
October 31, 2018

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle take part in traditional Maori ‘powhiri’

Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage(ROTORUA, New Zealand) -- During the final day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal Down Under tour, the couple spent time in Rotorua, New Zealand, where they learned more about the Maori culture and took part in a powhiri in their honor. A powhiri is a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony that features dancing, singing and a hongi -- or traditional Maori greeting. Rotorua is a town set beside Lake Rotorua and renowned for its Maori culture. Harry was gifted..
October 31, 2018

Though Khashoggi never suspected he might be in mortal danger, he was apprehensive about visiting the consulate

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(LONDON) -- By the time slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, his fears that he might be detained -- or worse -- for his criticism of the kingdom had been allayed, his grieving fiancée told ABC News in her first American media interview. Just days before that fateful visit it was a different story. Khashoggi worried he might end up in jail like so many other Saudi journalists when he first went to the c..
October 30, 2018

US missionary killed in Cameroon in what family says was ‘targeted’ attack

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- An American missionary was shot and killed in Cameroon Tuesday, his brother confirmed to ABC News, and his family says they believe he was targeted amid growing violence in the West African country. Charles Wesco, his wife Stephanie, and their eight children had moved to Bamenda, a major city in Cameroon's northwest province, less than two weeks ago. After years of missions to Africa, the Wesco family had decided to permanently move to the country from Indi..