Russia refuses to share data after nuclear explosion, alarming monitors, US officials

MaxOzerov/iStock(MOSCOW) -- A senior Russian official said the country did not have to share with international monitors any data about a recent nuclear blast that spiked radiation levels in a northern region of the...

Ebola outbreak spreads to remote, militia-controlled territory in Democratic Republic of Congo

Cesare Ferrari/iStock(LONDON) — A new case of Ebola has popped up in a remote, militia-controlled area in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter of the yearlong...

Migrants rescued after jumping overboard from ship being denied port in Italy

Naeblys/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Italian coastguards rescued more than 10 migrants wearing life jackets who had jumped from a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy and tried to swim to shore Tuesday, according to a Spanish...

Tourist recalls being chased by a white rhino on South African safari

Binty/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A South African safari turned into a terrifying high speed chase through the brush with one of the area's largest animals. Rian Boshoff, who was with his tour group to photograph leopards last...

Facebook, Twitter remove accounts they say Chinese government was using to undermine in Hong Kong protests

Twitter(NEW YORK) -- Twitter announced on Monday that it had suspended about 200,000 accounts that it said were part of a Chinese government-backed attempt to undermine "the legitimacy and political positions of the...

As Trump, negotiators work toward peace, attacks highlight violent realities

Golden_Brown/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has made clear his desire to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But as his negotiators finalize agreements with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the violent...

Leaked 'no-deal' Brexit report warns of civil unrest, food supply disruptions

narvikk/iStock(LONDON) -- The U.K. government has looked to play down concerns about leaked documents that outlined preparations for Brexit, which included warnings about fuel, food and medicine shortages, as well as...

Ebola outbreak spreads to third province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Manjurul/iStock(LONDON) -- The yearlong Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a third province, health officials said. Two new patients, a 24-year-old woman and her 7-month-old...

Largest pro-democracy protest yet in Hong Kong fills major park, spills into streets

iStock(HONG KONG) -- Tens of thousands of protesters defied a rainstorm and the threat of more clashes with police on Sunday in one of the biggest pro-democracy demonstrations yet in Hong Kong. Demonstrators, whom police...

Explosion at wedding in Afghanistan kills 63 and injures 182

Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- An explosion at a wedding hall in the city of Kabul has killed 63 people and wounded 182, according Nasrat Rahimi, spokesperson for the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior...

Latest North Korea launch unlikely to break stalemate in US diplomatic talks

MicroStockHub/iStock(NEW YORK) -- North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the Sea of Japan early Friday morning according to South Korea’s military, marking North Korea's sixth round of short-range missile...

'There is no turning back': Another weekend of protests kick off in Hong Kong

LewisTsePuiLung/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Thousands of people stood elbow to elbow chanting "Power to the People!" on a humid night in central Hong Kong on Friday, as anti-government protests that began here in early June and...

Greenland responds to reports Trump talked about buying the territory

fpdress/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Greenland Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to reports that President Donald Trump had talked about the possibility of buying the territory. "Greenland is rich in valuable resources...

Rep. Rashida Tlaib approved to visit Israel as 'humanitarian,' must follow restrictions

MicroStockHub/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- One day after blocking two congresswomen from visiting Israel, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has been approved to make a visit to her grandmother in the Israeli-occupied West Bank -- but...

Nepal proposes new Mount Everest permit rules, but efficacy is questioned

Koonyongyut/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Nepalese government proposed new requirements for climbers and guides to get permits to climb Mount Everest, following a deadly season on the world's highest mountain. The proposed...

July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth in 140 years

rommma/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The scorching temperatures of July this year broke records, making it the hottest month ever recorded on Earth in 140 years, scientists said Thursday. The average global temperature was 1.71...

Knife crime chicken shop campaign branded 'unfathomably stupid,' 'offensive'

Jobrestful/iStock(LONDON) -- A new campaign to raise awareness about the perils of carrying knives in chicken shops across the United Kingdom has been accused of peddling stereotypes and “bordering on racist”...

US applies to seize Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar

FILE photo. wissanu01/iStock(LONDON) — The U.S. government has requested to take control of an Iranian oil tanker held in Gibraltar. The Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 has been held in Gibraltar since it was seized by...

Saudi female activist rejected deal to deny being tortured in exchange for freedom: Family

:kutaytanir/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Loujain al Hathloul, who has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May 2018 for her work promoting women's rights in the kingdom, including defying the previous ban on women driving, has...

23 Injured when Russian jet makes emergency landing in corn field after striking birds

FILE photo. Fotokot197/iStock(MOSCOW) -- A Russian jet carrying 226 passengers and seven crew members made an emergency landing in the middle of a corn field near Moscow after colliding with birds shortly after takeoff. ...

Nebraska Teenager's Senior Pictures Honor Father Killed In Afghanistan

Nebraska Teenager's Senior Pictures Honor Father Killed In Afghanistan

Kearney man convicted of assaulting jogger

Kearney man convicted of assaulting jogger

Rippe Named as Hastings College Scott Scholars program

Rippe Named as Hastings College Scott Scholars program

Grand Island Public Schools to start Tuesday after mold cleanup

Grand Island Public Schools to start Tuesday after mold cleanup

Sarpy Crash Reward Grows, Info Stalls

Sarpy Crash Reward Grows, Info Stalls

Discoverers Hoping To Bounce Back In 2019

Discoverers Hoping To Bounce Back In 2019

Chasers Club 'Cakes 6-1

Chasers Club 'Cakes 6-1

Beatrice softball, led by six seniors, looks to get back to Hastings with their 'eye on the prize'

Beatrice softball, led by six seniors, looks to get back to Hastings with their 'eye on the prize'

Wilber-Clatonia looks ready to once again contend in Class C2 playoff race

Wilber-Clatonia looks ready to once again contend in Class C2 playoff race

Conestoga continues to build culture, add players to football program

Conestoga continues to build culture, add players to football program