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August 3, 2018

Video shows rhinoceros ramming car in Mexican safari park

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Video taken at a safari park in Mexico shows a rhinoceros ramming an SUV several times with a family inside. The incident, which occurred Monday at the Africam Safari in Puebla, Mexico, begins as the rhinoceros slams its head into the driver's side door as three park employees monitor nearby. The rhinoceros then moves to the back of the SUV, placing its head under the rear bumper and lifting the vehicle off the ground. As the vehicle attempts to drive away, th..
August 3, 2018

Humanitarian ship resumes Mediterranean migrant rescue patrol despite European resistance

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Leading non-governmental organizations SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have announced that their migrant rescue ship Aquarius would resume patrolling the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. The humanitarian groups insist their duty is to rescue migrants attempting to reach Europe from Libya and to stop more migrants from dying at sea -- even if Italy's new populist government has banned foreign NGO ships carrying rescued migrants from ..
August 3, 2018

Portugal and Spain brace for potentially record-breaking temperatures

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Europe facing a wide-ranging heatwave, some areas of Spain and Portugal are bracing for potentially record-breaking temperatures. The current European record of about 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius), which was registered in Athens during the summer of 1977, could be broken in the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Spain and Portugal, said Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist with the national weather service in the United Kingdom (U.K.). “Temperatures in..
August 3, 2018

US citizen detained in Vietnam may be there for months, family says

Nguyen Family(HO CHI MINH, Vietnam) -- A 54-year-old American missing in Vietnam for nearly a month is being held by Vietnamese authorities, his family and a congresswoman announced Thursday. Detained without charges, he is the second U.S. citizen recently arrested by the government amid a widening crackdown on human rights and protests in the communist country. Michael Nguyen, a father of four from Los Angeles, was visiting family and friends when he was last heard from on July 6, according to ..