November 25, 2019

Dire situation for koalas as Australia fires char habitat

ABC News(SYDNEY, Australia) -- The fate of koalas has been called into question as deadly flames burn up their habitat in the land down under. The chairman of the Australian Koala Foundation estimated that more than 1,000 koalas have been killed and nearly 80% of their habitat has been destroyed by the record-breaking fires and drought. The new report came just days after a dramatic koala rescue was caught on camera where a woman was seen wrapping an injured koala in her shirt as she carried it ..
November 25, 2019

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

iStock/AdrianHancu(DRESDEN, Germany) -- A historic museum in Germany has been looted of 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. The burglars are said to have stolen historical jewelry, diamonds and gems that amount to millions of dollars in loss and damages. Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer was dismayed by the heist. "Not only the state art collections ..
November 24, 2019

Egyptian police raid Cairo office of independent news website, briefly detain journalists

MivPiv/iStock(CAIRO) -- Egyptian police raided the Cairo office of independent news website Mada Masr on Sunday and briefly detained three journalists, including the editor-in-chief, as authorities intensify a crackdown on press freedoms. Mada said on Twitter that editor-in-chief Lina Attalah and journalists Mohamed Hamama and Rana Mamdouh were "taken to the prosecution," one day after another website editor, Shady Zalat, was arrested. The four were released a few hours later. Two foreign report..
November 24, 2019

Brawl involving up to 100 youths, machetes and knives erupts at UK movie theater

Rachael Allison/Twitter(NEW YORK) -- A brawl involving machetes, knives and up to 100 youths erupted at a movie theater in the United Kingdom and left 7 police officers who tried to stop the fight with injuries. Dozens of police officers were called to Star City, a family entertainment and leisure center in Birmingham, just after 5:30 p.m. to reports of a group of youths wielding machetes inside, according to a statement from the West Midlands Police. When officers arrived on the scene they were..