May 17, 2019

Tons of plastic, other waste washing onto shores of remote Australian islands: Study

Eloi_Omella/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Millions of pieces of plastic are washing onto the shores of a chain of remote Australian islands, according to a new study. The waste is polluting the Coco Islands, an archipelago of 27 tiny islands located in the Indian Ocean about 1,300 miles off the coast of northwest Australia. It mostly consists of bottle caps and lids, plastic drinking straws and shoes, "predominantly" flip-flops, according to a study published Thursday by Scientific Reports. The study did..
May 17, 2019

Austria’s headscarf ban sensationalizes a marginal issue, Muslim groups say

Montes-Bradley/iStock(BERLIN) -- Six months after banning headscarves in Austrian kindergartens, the country's ruling right-wing government has gone a step further and prohibited girls under the age of 11 from wearing the Muslim covering in primary schools. The ban, which Austrian lawmakers approved in a vote late on Wednesday, was proposed by the country’s right-wing coalition government, which is made up of the populist far-right Freedom Party (FPO) and center-right People’s Party (OVP). ..
May 17, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan’s son meets his grandfather Prince Charles

Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Charles finally met his newest grandson, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the firstborn child of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, on Thursday evening. The meeting took place at Harry and Meghan's home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, according to ABC News' royal contributor Omid Scobie. Charles' wife, Camilla, was not in attendance. Archie, who was born on May 6, met his aunt and uncle, Prince William and Duchess Kate, ..
May 16, 2019

Prince Harry wins apology from paparazzi, court victory over photos of country home

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- New dad Prince Harry received an apology and won a court victory Thursday against paparazzi who took photos of his and his wife Meghan's country home in Oxfordshire. The photos were taken in January via a helicopter chartered by Splash News and Picture Agency LLC, according to court documents. The helicopter allegedly flew over Harry and Meghan's home at a "low altitude" and photographs were taken of the home's living and dining areas and..