February 4, 2020

2 murders linked to Mexico’s famed monarch butterfly sanctuary

Zachary Dobson/iStock(MEXICO CITY) -- A murder mystery is unfolding in one of the world's most mysterious wildlife spots after two nature activists who worked at Mexico's El Rosario monarch butterfly sanctuary were discovered slain just days apart, authorities said. The deaths of Homero Gomez Gonzalez, manager of the butterfly reserve, and Raul Hernandez Romero, a tour guide at the sanctuary, have sent shockwaves across the world of wildlife conservation. Hernandez Romero's body w..
February 4, 2020

UK announces goal to end sales of new gasoline, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035

Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Gasoline, diesel and hybrid cars will be relics by 2035 if U.K. lawmakers get their way. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking at a launch event for a United Nations climate summit, said Tuesday that new sales of these vehicles will cease in the next 15 years, the BBC reported. The announcement expands a 2017 government goal to end the sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040 by moving the deadline up five years and including hybrid vehicles. The U.K...
February 4, 2020

Iran to execute man accused of being ‘CIA spy’, with sentence to be carried out ‘soon’

MiroNovak/iStock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- The death sentence of an Iranian national accused of being a CIA spy has been approved by the supreme court of Iran, the spokesman of the Islamic Republic judiciary said during a press conference on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency. The sentence will be carried out soon, Gholam Hossein Esmaili, the judiciary spokesman, added. Last July, Iran announced that it had arrested 17 spies working for the CIA, adding that some could fa..
February 4, 2020

American man awaits family to return from China amid coronavirus outbreak

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Wisconsin resident Samuel Roth has been on edge for the past two weeks. His wife and children have been stranded in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of a newly discovered coronavirus. The Chinese government imposed a lockdown on the city and others in central Hubei province on Jan. 23, in an effort to stymie the spread of infection. The first cases were detected there back in December. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency on ..