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February 18, 2019

Meghan Markle makes secret trip to New York City as she prepares for baby

Tolga Akmen -WPA Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK ) -- Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, made a surprise trip to New York City as she prepares for the birth of her first child. Meghan, who is due this spring, traveled to New York this weekend on a personal trip to see friends before she has her baby, according to ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie. Scobie reports that Meghan is staying in a five-star hotel for a girls' weekend. The Duchess of Sussex left London on Feb. 15 and will be in N..
February 18, 2019

US Sen. Marco Rubio visits Colombia, addresses Venezuelan military

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(CUCUTA, Colombia) -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., made a surprise visit to Cucuta, Colombia, a town along the Venezuelan border on Sunday, visiting centers where the humanitarian aid is being stored. The senator also sent a message to Venezuela's military, which has so far stood by embattled president Nicolas Maduro and has blocked aid from entering the country. "Sometimes the time comes when we have to make a decision, a decision that will define the rest of our ..
February 18, 2019

Princes William, Harry splitting royal household: Report

Stephen Pond/Getty Images(LONDON) -- As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to have their first child and move to a new home, another big change is reportedly ahead for the royals. Prince Harry, 34, and his brother Prince William, 36, will split their royal households within weeks, according to the Sunday Times of London. "It is the end of the 'Fab Four' as we know it," Roya Nikkhah, royal correspondent for the Sunday Times, said of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan. "They aren'..
February 18, 2019

China closes its Mount Everest base camp to tourists due to garbage, waste

DanielPrudek/iStock(BEIJING) -- China has closed its Mount Everest base camp and the area just beyond it to tourists for the foreseeable future, with authorities blaming a growing waste and garbage problem on the mountain. In December 2018, the local government in Dingri County in Tibet began posting notices that because of a new national environmental protection law, "no unit or individuals are allowed entry into the core area of the Mount Qomolangma National Nature Reserve" ("Qomolangma" is t..