November 13, 2019

Hong Kong protesters wielding bows and arrows hunker down at universities

spawns/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Scores of masked protesters wielding makeshift weapons and armor barricaded themselves inside the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Wednesday after violent clashes with riot police overnight. The mostly-young protesters were clad in all black, wearing helmets, gas masks and padded vests. They have amassed a stockpile of gasoline bombs along with various rudimentary weapons, including bows and arrows, homemade slingshots and gasoline-dipped javelins. Some were even se..
November 13, 2019

Venice is being flooded by the highest tide in more than 50 years

mammuth/iStock(ROME) -- High tides and lashing rain struck Venice Tuesday night bringing the water level in some areas close to a 50-year record high and causing inestimable damage to the centuries-old city. Close to midnight Tuesday -- at its night-time peak -- the city recorded a high of 187 centimeters, just short of the famous 1966 flood when the tide reached 194 centimeters. Barges, boats and gondolas were stripped from their moorings as historic squares were submerged with water and rest..
November 13, 2019

Silver-backed chevrotain, last seen in wild more than 25 years ago, rediscovered in Vietnam

BirdHunter591/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have rediscovered a deer-like species in southern Vietnam more than 25 years after it was last recorded. A camera trap captured images of the silver-backed chevrotain, also known as the Vietnamese mouse-deer, after it was "lost to science" since 1990, the Global Wildlife Conservation announced on Tuesday. The deer-like species is about the size of a rabbit, but is neither a mice nor deer, according to the conservation. Rather, it is the world's ..
November 12, 2019

US Army soldier killed in overturned armored vehicle accident in South Korea

Mississippi National Guard(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. soldier was killed in South Korea last week after his armored vehicle overturned. Spc. Nicholas C. Panipinto, 20, of Bradenton, Florida, died from injuries sustained when the Bradley Fighting Vehicle overturned at Camp Humphreys on Nov. 6, the Army said in a statement. Two other soldiers were injured in the incident, according to Stars and Stripes. The accident is under investigation. Panipinto deployed as an infantryman with the 3rd Armored Brigade..