January 11, 2020

UK requests extradition of US diplomat’s wife charged in death of British teen

iStock(LONDON) -- Authorities in Britain have formally requested the extradition of Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat, who was charged in the death of a British teenager. A spokesman for the Home Office, the government body responsible for policing and internal affairs, announced the request Friday, saying it was now up to U.S. authorities. The move appears to have deepened tensions between the U.K. and U.S. over the incident. The U.S. State Department called the extradition reques..
January 11, 2020

San Diego student among close-knit Canadian-Iranians killed in Ukrainian plane crash

iStock(SAN DIEGO) -- A student at a San Diego university was among those killed in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which Iranian officials announced Saturday had been accidentally shot down by the Iranian military. Sara Saadat, a student at Alliant International University, was on her way back to San Diego when the Boeing 737 crashed after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, school officials announced in a statement. "We extend our deepest symp..
January 10, 2020

Hong Kong PTSD levels akin to conflict zone: Study

iStock/r-monochrome(HONG KONG) -- Unrest in Hong Kong is taking a major toll on many residents' mental health, according to a new study. In Hong Kong, where mass protests erupted for nearly six months last year, 1 in 3 surveyed adults reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a 10-year observation study, which was published Thursday in the Lancet. Those numbers are comparable to the prevalence of mental health problem observed after large-scale disasters, armed confl..
January 10, 2020

39 tourists who were trapped on Iceland glacier rescued

ABC News(REYKJAVIK, Iceland) -- Thirty-nine tourists had to be rescued after they were trapped on an Iceland glacier amid a blizzard, according to a tour company. Among those rescued were three Americans at the Langjökull glacier, officials confirmed to ABC News on Friday. Mountaineers of Iceland, based in Reykjavík, said the group that got stuck was the only tour that hadn't been canceled because of bad weather on Tuesday, according to a statement from the company. Several of those rescued..