Iran releases Kylie Moore-Gilbert, British-Australian academic, in exchange for 3 prisoners
Iran released British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert on Wednesday, in a prisoner exchange for three Iranians, according to reports.
Hero dog wins 'medal of honor' in UK for helping fight Al Qaeda
A Belgian Malinois named Kuno has won the Victoria Cross, the UK's version of the Medal of Honor for helping British special forces fight Al Qaeda.
Israel preparing for potential US military strike on Iran: Report
The Israel Defense Forces have been preparing recently for the possibility that President Trump will order a strike on Iran before he leaves office in January, Axios reports.
Ethiopia's prime minister urges world leaders to avoid ‘interference’ in Tigray conflict
Ethiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out on Wednesday.
Berlin police: Car with with slogan on side hits chancellery gate
Berlin police say a car crashed into the front gate of the German chancellery building housing Angela Merkel's offices on Wednesday morning but appears to have caused little damage.
600 bodies found in Tigray town after clash with Ethiopian troops: report
School tells girls not to show knees because it distracts male staff
Parents and students at an Irish preparatory school are blasting administrators over a request from officials that female students were told not to wear certain that could district male staff members.
British parents not too keen on school charging their kids for face masks: Report
A British secondary school is taking heat for charging kids a little over $1 per paper face mask if they forget to bring their own from home.
Michelin star restaurant's ferris wheel social distancing dining event was a hit, owner plans another
Costes, a Michelin star restaurant in Budapest, has seen its dining numbers dwindle during the coronavirus pandemic, so it set up shop on a ferris wheel one night in October as a boost, and the event went so well that they are planning another event for the spring.
With Ethiopia on brink of escalation, diplomacy in doubt
Alarm spiraled Tuesday over Ethiopia’s imminent tank attack on the capital of the defiant Tigray region and its population of half a million people, while the U.N. Security Council met for the first time on the three-week-old conflict amid warnings that food in the region is running out.
UK announces rules for Christmas ‘bubble’ to keep COVID cases down
The U.K. government on Tuesday announced that Brits will be allowed to form a Christmas “bubble” consisting of people from three households, as part of a relaxation of rules to allow Christmas celebrations to continue in some form.
Top cartel leader, 2 other members arrested in connection to Mormon massacre
On the heels of the first anniversary marking the massacre that killed 9 American women and children, Mexican authorities are said to have arrested a further 3 La Linea drug cartel members connected to the tragedy.
Firefighters, neighbors rescue 2-year-old boy dangling from high-rise building in China, video shows
A 2-year-old boy in China was rescued by firefighters and neighbors after he fell out a window on the 13th floor of a hi-rise building in the city of Hefei on Sunday night.
Punishing hurricanes to spur more Central American migration
At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighborhood in nearby La Lima was destroyed by flooding.
American woman had diplomatic immunity at time of crash that killed British teen, court rules
The wife of a U.S. diplomat involved in a road accident that killed a British teen last year had diplomatic immunity at the time of the crash, a U.K. court ruled Tuesday, following a legal challenge launched by the teen’s family.
Pope Francis defends George Floyd protests, blasts demonstrations against coronavirus lockdowns in book
Pope Francis defended the protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death as a fight for “human dignity” — while blasting demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions in a new book that he authored during the Vatican’s lockdown.
US Navy destroyer challenges Russia’s claims to Peter the Great Bay in Sea of Japan
The U.S. Navy on Tuesday sent a warship to challenge Russia’s “excessive” maritime claims in the Western Pacific, officials said.
Britain will shorten COVID-19 travel quarantines to 5 days after test
Just in time for holiday travelers, England is cutting the two-week quarantine facing people arriving from regions not on Britain’s coronavirus safe list, reducing it to as little as five days if they test negative for COVID-19.
One of the most enjoyable yet busiest times of the year is now upon us, and it can be a stressful time as well.
Crews will be working 24/7 but safety remains the top priority of the project.
The boys high school basketball season got underway Tuesday night at Rising Sun.
The Knights return four starters from a season ago, and welcome back talented forward Isaiah Jefferson, who returns to SD from Salem.