June 17, 2019

Indian magician feared drowned after stunt attempt

FILE photo - STR/AFP/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) — An Indian magician is feared dead after an attempt at a magic stunt in a river went awry, according to authorities in the city of Kolkata. Chanchal Lahiri, also known by his stage name Mandrake, went missing on Sunday, according to police. Lahiri was performing an underwater escape act in Kolkata’s Hoogly River, and a search began for him when he failed to emerge from the water, Samir Bhowmik of Kolkata Police’s Disaster Management Group (DMG) told ..
June 17, 2019

South Korea tackles hidden camera epidemic with spy cam inspection team

Seoul Metropolitan Government(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Three times a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., women in navy blue vests with hidden camera detectors in their hands inspect public restrooms around Seoul. They are South Korea’s first spy cam inspection team. The city’s program started in August 2016 with 50 women. Now, the team consists of 39 trained women and men who regularly inspect places vulnerable to illegal filming, such as public restrooms, subway stations and changing rooms. “Victims a..
June 17, 2019

Meghan, Prince Harry share new photo of baby Archie for Father’s Day

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a new photo of their son Archie on Father's Day. The sepia-tinted photo is the first picture of the baby with his eyes open. The last time the public saw him was when Harry and Meghan introduced him to the world two days after his birth in early May. The picture, published on the couple's Instagram account, shows Archie looking up from his father's arms, with his right hand clasping Harry's ..
June 17, 2019

Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill indefinitely following protests

ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam acquiesced, at least in part, to massive protests in the city this week as she announced Saturday the controversial extradition bill will be suspended indefinitely. "The original urgency to pass the bill in this legislative year is perhaps no longer there,” Lam said at a press conference. "After repeated internal deliberations over the last two days, I now announce that the government has decided to suspend the ..