President Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States will designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror amid heightened nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. Trump said the designation will impose further penalties on the country. He called it a long overdue step and part of the U.S.' "maximum pressure campaign" against the North.
For decades, the bones of children lay near a home for unmarried mothers and their babies. It took an amateur historian and the horrific memories of those who had lived there to bring the tragedy to light.
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, and a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay rescue helicopter crew coordinate the rescue of an adult female and two children from the vessel Ferrel near Vieques, Puerto Rico, Sept. 21, 2017. Coast Guard watchstanders received an alert via emergency position indicating radio beacon and then a distress call on Sept. 20 from the Ferrel stating they were disabled and adrift in 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds.
The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her. Dozens of buildings were toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 230 people, but it was the rescue operation at the Enrique Rebsamen school that was seen as emblematic of Mexicans' rush to save survivors before time runs out. Helmeted workers spotted the girl buried in the debris early Wednesday and shouted to her to move her hand if she could hear. Hours later the crews were still trying to free her.
President Trump in his first speech to the United Nations referred to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man," and said the United States, if forced to defend itself and its allies, is "willing and able" to take military action.
At least 15 people died when an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico late Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. The strongest earthquake to hit the country in a century, toppled houses in Chiapas state and set off tsunami alerts.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “begging for war” during an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting on Sept. 4. Haley urged the council to adopt more severe sanction measures to stop North Korea’s nuclear program.
At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a van rammed into a crowd in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas district on Thursday, August 17. Police said the attack, in addition to another that night in the seaside town of Cambrils, was an act of terror. Joe Cooke told Storyful that he heard gunshots and then took out his phone to record as everyone ran for cover. He was filming just 250 meters away from where the van attack began on Las Ramblas boulevard.
Governor of Guam Eddie Calvo reassured the people of Guam on Wednesday, August 9, that there is no change to the threat level after North Korea and President Donald Trump traded threats. North Korea previously said it was examining an attack on Guam.
Air Transat flight 157 from Brussels was diverted to Ottawa due to thunderstorms. The plane sat on the tarmac for six hours, while passengers said that air conditioning and lights were shut off. Passengers called the treatment “inhuman.”
NASA astronaut Jack Fischer captures a view of the northern lights from 250 miles above the Earth in this time-lapse video. Here's what he tweeted: "People have asked me what a “burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce” is... Well folks, it looks like this…awesome sauce is green." Fischer was traveling aboard the International Space Station at 17,500 miles an hour when he took the photos.The bright dancing lights are produced by collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. Northern lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.
A giant ice sheet that scientists had been monitoring for years broke off from Antarctica, creating a Delaware-sized iceberg in the Southern Ocean. NASA reported the change would not lead to increased sea levels immediately, but warned that it would now be easier for glaciers on the Antarctic continent to move towards the sea.