New Zealand volcano: Officials say at least 5 dead, ‘no signs of life’

By Darryl Coote & Don Jacobson  (0) A visitor takes a photo of the White Island volcano as it erupts Monday, in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Photo by Michael Schade/EPA-EFE Dec. 9 (UPI) -- At least five people have died and several others are missing in the vicinity of New Zealand's White Island after [...]

2019-12-09T16:37:15+00:00December 9th, 2019|

Cybersecurity firm: Millions of text messages left unguarded online

The database was discovered on November 26 and was left unguarded until November 29, cybersecurity firm vpnMentor said Monday. File Photo by Skylines/Shutterstock/UPI Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A database with access to hundreds of millions of private text messages was discovered unguarded online for "an extended period of time" in recent days, researchers said Monday. Cybersecurity [...]

2019-12-03T16:22:53+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

North Korea warns U.S. with ‘Christmas gift’ message

By Elizabeth Shim  (0) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) cuts a ribbon to open a Township of Samjiyon County in a photo from KCNA published Monday. Photo by KCNA/EPA-EF Dec. 3 (UPI) -- North Korea warned it could send an undesirable "Christmas gift" to the United States if Washington does not deliver a new approach [...]

2019-12-03T16:10:28+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Trump heads to London for NATO summit amid tensions

By Darryl Coote  (0) U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) pose as they arrive for a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, in August. Photo by Dylan Marinez/EPA-EFE Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump is set to attend NATO's annual summit this week in London amid tensions [...]

2019-12-02T15:50:57+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

Indian police arrest 4 in gang rape, burning of woman

By Danielle Haynes  (1) A woman holds a placard as she protests in New Delhi, India, on Saturday after a 27-year-old was raped and killed. Photo by STR/EPA-EFE Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Police in southern India arrested four men accused of raping a woman and smothering her before setting her on fire this week. The 27-year-old [...]

2019-12-01T15:42:03+00:00December 1st, 2019|

Texas family of 5 among 7 people killed in Canadian plane crash

By Darryl Coote  (0) Investigators of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada arrived at the crash site of a U.S.-registered plane on Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Transporation Safety Board of Canada/Flickr Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A family of five from Houston, Texas, were among seven people killed in a small plane crash in Ontario, Canada, [...]

2019-11-29T13:06:01+00:00November 29th, 2019|

Greek reporter chased by pig on live TV

By Ben Hooper  (0) Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A Greek reporter delivering a live report on recent storms was interrupted by a large pig that decided to chase him around and bite him. Lazos Mantikos, a reporter for ANT1 TV's Good Morning Greece, was delivering a report on recent rains in Kineta when he had to flee from a [...]

2019-11-28T15:14:30+00:00November 28th, 2019|

Newborn giraffe adopted by dog at South Africa sanctuary

By Ben Hooper  (0) Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A wildlife sanctuary in South Africa said a newborn giraffe found abandoned and comatose is now improving with help from his new adopted parent -- an anti-poaching dog. The Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo Province said Jazz the giraffe was only 2 days old when he was found alone and [...]

2019-11-28T15:10:31+00:00November 28th, 2019|

Pro-democracy candidates win landslide in Hong Kong elections

By Thomas Maresca  (1) Voters wait in line to vote Sunday in the Tai Koo area for Hong Kong's District Council elections. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI | License Photo HONG KONG, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Hong Kong voters came out in record numbers and sent a stunning rebuke to the city's government, with results coming in on [...]

2019-11-25T15:38:19+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Former CIA officer sentenced to 19 years for conspiring to sell secrets to China

By Christen McCurdy  (0) Former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for conspiring to sell U.S. intelligence secrets to the Chinese. Photo by Olivier Douliery/POOL/EPA-EFE Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A former CIA officer was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for conspiring to provide American intelligence [...]

2019-11-23T16:19:49+00:00November 23rd, 2019|