February 2, 2020

Second person-to-person transmission of coronavirus reported in US; First death confirmed outside China

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- Two more Americans, a husband and wife, were confirmed to have the coronavirus late Sunday in the second person-to-person transmission in the U.S. and the 10th and 11th cases in the country, respectively. The husband, from San Benito County, California, recently traveled to Wuhan, China, the center of the virus' outbreak, and apparently passed the disease to his wife, who did not go to China. Both 57, neither has been hospitalized, but they have also ..
February 2, 2020

‘Terrorist-related’ stabbing incident in London leaves 2 injured

BrianAJackson/iStock(LONDON ) -- London Police said a man has been shot and killed by armed officers after an alleged stabbing incident that has been declared "terrorist-related." The police said there were two people injured, but they did not immediately have information on their conditions. The incident happened around 2 p.m. local time and the scene was fully contained by 4 p.m., according to the police. London Mayor Sadiq Khan also said the incident is being treated as "terrorism-related" an..
February 1, 2020

Few cheer in Northern Ireland as Brexit finally happens

iStock/ktsimage(BELFAST, Ireland) -- As the countdown approached Friday for Britain to leave the European Union, the only sign it was being marked in Belfast was a small group of people celebrating outside the gates of Northern Ireland's regional parliament. Around 50 people gathered at the national assembly building, known as Stormont, and waved union jacks. As the clock passed 11 p.m., a local politician led cheers of "Freedom" and shouts of "Who here is British?" The tiny celebration ref..
January 31, 2020

Yoshi the sea turtle sets record with 22,000‑mile swim in 2 years

hocus-focus/iStock(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) -- A sea turtle from Australia has officially left all other long-distance swimmers in her wake after recording nearly 22,000 miles in two years on her open water journey. "Yoshi has swum an incredible 35,400 km in the two years since her release - that's an amazing 48 km per day (no rests)," Two Oceans Aquarium announced on Twitter of the loggerhead turtle's lengthy migration path. The sea turtle's swim is "definitely a record-setting m..