October 16, 2019

September 2019 ties for warmest on the planet: NOAA

Marccophoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Last month tied for the warmest September since temperatures began being recorded in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average global land and ocean surface temperature for September was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the average for the 20th century, according to the findings NOAA released Wednesday. South America, Africa, Asia, the Gulf of Mexico and the Hawaiian region all had top-three warmest Septembers on reco..
October 16, 2019

Hong Kong’s leader heckled, annual policy speech disrupted

sezer ozger/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam was drowned out by pro-democracy lawmakers and prevented from delivering her annual policy speech on Wednesday, and eventually resorted to making the address by video. As Lam entered the city's Legislative Council chamber, her voice was overwhelmed as some lawmakers shouting out “five demands, not one less." Lam exited the chamber, only to return 20 minutes later to make a second attempt. But she was again cut off..
October 16, 2019

Prince William and Kate follow in Princess Diana’s footsteps in mountains of Pakistan

KeithBinns/iStock(ISLAMABAD) -- Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, spent day three of their five-day tour of Pakistan visiting the country’s mountainside to talk about climate change. William and Kate visited Chitral in the Hindu Kush region, a place that William’s late mother Princess Diana also visited during her first solo visit to Pakistan in 1991. Diana wore a Chitrali hat during her visit, just as William and Kate did on Wednesday. William and Kate were also shown..
October 16, 2019

US demonstrates ‘show of force’ after Turkish militia gets too close to base

Christopher Drzazgows/U.S. Air Forces(WASHINGTON) -- American F-15s and Apache helicopters carried out a "show of force" in Syria on Tuesday after Turkish-backed militia fighters "came very close" to a U.S. base, according to a U.S. official. The incident underscores the complex battlefield in Syria as 1,000 American troops are withdrawing from the country in the middle of fighting between Turkish forces and Syrian Kurds. The U.S. official said the incident occurred near Ayn Issa, a town 18 mile..