February 10, 2020

Endangered gorillas killed by lightning strike in Uganda, conservation groups say

FILE photo - Filkina Natalia/iStock(LONDON) -- Four endangered mountain gorillas have been killed by an apparent lightning strike in one of Uganda's national parks, conservation groups say. Three adult females, one of whom was pregnant, and a newborn infant were found dead in Mgahinga National Park in southwest Uganda last week. An international response team led by the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration, a Rwanda-based conservation group, conducted field and post-mortem analyses t..
February 10, 2020

Twenty-three Americans aboard cruise ship in Japan contract novel coronavirus

Carl Court/Getty Images(LONDON) -- U.S. citizen Rebecca Frasure has been in the isolation ward of a Tokyo hospital since Friday. Frasure and her husband were supposed to be enjoying themselves on a cruise around Asia, but she's now among the 135 people aboard the Diamond Princess who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. "I haven't seen the outside of my room since I got here," Frasure told ABC News in a telephone interview from her hospital room on Monday. "Just never think..
February 10, 2020

Police praise teen who turned over thousands in cash she found on street

rzymu/iStock(TORONTO) -- Canadian police are praising the "honesty and integrity" of a local teenager for handing in a large sum of cash she found over the weekend. The 17-year-old girl was walking down the street in her hometown of Milton, just west of Toronto, on Saturday evening when she noticed a package on the ground. Inside, she found several bank deposit envelopes stuffed with thousands of Canadian dollars in cash. The teen immediately brought the money to the local police station, accor..
February 10, 2020

South Korean moviegoers celebrate “Parasite” Oscars victory

Veronaa/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Koreans celebrated after hearing news of Parasite sweeping through the Oscars on Monday morning. Director Bong Joon-ho's Parasite broke Oscars history as the first Asian and non-English film to win for best picture. Bong’s film scored four awards in total, picking up the best director, best international feature film and best original screenplay as well. “Thank you, it is a great honor. I’m not writing a scenario on behalf of the country, but it..