March 15, 2019

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter scrambling to contain video of New Zealand mosques shooting

iStock/Poligrafistka(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) -- Facebook, Twitter, Google's YouTube and other social media platforms are scrambling to contain the spread of videos and other material related to shootings at two mosques that marked the deadliest attack in New Zealand history. On Friday, at least 49 people were killed and dozens more injured by at least one gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to authorities, a shooter appeared to livestream video of the attack on ..
March 15, 2019

Students around the world skip school to demand action on climate change

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Student-led protests kicked off around the world Friday, with thousands of young people skipping school, calling for action on climate change. The student "strikes" and other events were scheduled to take place in more than 100 countries, spanning from Australia to France to the United States, with some students protesting outside of their schools to others marching in the streets. Using the hashtag #FridaysForFuture, the organizers say they hope to bring at..
March 15, 2019

Pompeo, Bolton deny derailing North Korea nuclear talks

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton on Friday denied that they derailed talks between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un two weeks ago in Vietnam after a fiery statement from North Korea accused the two men of creating an environment of hostility. While both said that categorization was "inaccurate" or "wrong," there has been little contact between the two sides since the Hanoi summit ended without a deal, and each country said their..
March 15, 2019

Survivors describe deadly attack on New Zealand mosques

Diederik van Heyningen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) -- Survivors scrambled for their lives, scaled fences and hid beneath benches as two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, came under terrorist attack from at least one heavily armed shooter Friday. Once the shooting had stopped, at least 49 people were dead. Forty-one people were killed at the Deans Avenue mosque, Masjid Al Noor, while another seven were killed a few miles away at Linwood Masjid Mosque. Another person..