June 10, 2019

14 lions ‘escaped’ from South Africa’s Kruger National Park were a ‘false alarm’

Kenneth Canning/iStock(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- A pride of 14 lions that were reported to have escaped from South Africa's Kruger National Park actually weren't from the park at all, officials said. Residents of Phalaborwa, in the province of Limpopo, were warned last week to be on alert after the lions were spotted near a phosphate mine. But after closer inspection, authorities found that the pride was not from Kruger, but had been living and hunting in the area for a considerable ..
June 9, 2019

Investigation into American couple’s mysterious death in Fiji could take weeks, officials say

Handout via WFAA(BOSTON) -- The results of an investigation into the death of an American couple in Fiji last month could take weeks, and "possibly longer," according to the country's health ministry. David Paul, 37, and his wife, Michelle Paul, 35, arrived in Fiji on May 22 and checked into their hotel on Denarau Island, west of the archipelago nation's main island. Soon after, they both became gravely ill and were hospitalized with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, profound weakness a..
June 9, 2019

Search underway in Mediterranean Sea for woman who fell off Norwegian Epic cruise ship

Randy Brooke/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- A search was on in the Mediterranean for a cruise ship passenger who went overboard while on a voyage from the South of France to Spain, officials said Sunday. Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson confirmed that a woman, whose name was not released, was reported to have fallen off the Norwegian Epic cruise ship hours after it departed from Cannes, France, early Saturday. “On the early morning of June 8, a report was made that an adult female guest went overboa..
June 9, 2019

Egypt can demand return of King Tut statue going up for auction: Former antiquities chief

Chesnot/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Egypt has the right to demand the repatriation of a stone sculpture of King Tutankhamun before it goes up for auction at Christie's in London next month, according to the country’s former antiquities chief. Zahi Hawass, a renowned Egyptian archaeologist, has spearheaded numerous campaigns to repatriate Egyptian artifacts, and alleges the statue was stolen. "It seems that this sculpture was looted from [Luxor's] Karnak Temple. Christie's would no..