November 9, 2019

How Berlin is celebrating the 30 anniversary of the fall of the wall: From AR apps to club nights

Sarah Hucal(BERLIN) -- Although the Berlin Wall came down 30 years ago, suddenly it was standing again -- on the cellphone of developer Peter Kolski. The AR app recreates all 100 miles of the wall around what was West Berlin and allows viewers to see where it once stood throughout the city. "You’re at a spot where something was and which was crucial to the history of Berlin, but that’s not there anymore although it’s still relevant," Kolski told ABC. "When you have the AR experience for a while..
November 8, 2019

Greta Thunberg leads climate change protests in North Carolina: ‘This is our future’

shaunl(CHARLOTTE) -- Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, brought her message to North Carolina Friday -- just a few days after the U.S. announced its plans to formally withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. From the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center in Charlotte, Thunberg implored the youth of America to continue to fight against the “immature” adults, politicians and corporations that have yet to take climate change seriously. She said the Climate Strike marches ..
November 8, 2019

UK police release the identities of the 39 people found dead in a tractor-trailer near London

BrianAJackson/iStock(LONDON) — Authorities have confirmed the identities of the 39 people who were found dead in a tractor-trailer near London last month. During the early morning hours of Oct. 23, emergency services were called to an industrial park in the town of Grays in Essex, southeast England, when the vehicle was discovered to have people inside. Thirty-nine people were pronounced dead at the scene, which was about 20 miles east of London, according to Essex police. Essex police confirmed..
November 8, 2019

Hong Kong protesters blame police for death of university student

spawns/iStock(BEIJING) -- A Hong Kong university student who is believed to have fallen off a parking garage near a protest over the weekend died of his injuries Friday morning, inflaming passions for renewed protests this weekend. Undergraduate student Chow Tsz-lok, 22, who attended the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), was found in the early hours of Monday morning in a pool of blood with a head and pelvic injury on a platform of a parking structure in the vicinity of wh..