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margarita_alshina/Instagram(SOCHI, Russia) — The snow that fell on a mountainous ski resort in Russia last week had an unusual hue, making the getaway destination look like a scene from Mars. The Rosa Khutor Resort in Sochi — home to the 2014 Winter Olympics — was covered in orange-tinted snow. The slopes, which looked more like […]

James D. Morgan/Getty Images(SYDNEY) — From the Sydney Opera House to the Empire State Building, the lights went out at exactly 8:30 p.m. Hundreds of landmarks worldwide turned out their lights for one hour on Saturday night, starting at 30 minutes past 8 p.m., in order to bring attention to the issue of climate change. […]

Feature China/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images(BEIJING) — What goes up must come down. Simply put, that’s why there’s so much interest in Tiangong-1, China’s first space station, which was launched in 2011 and has been in decreasing orbit ever since. China admitted last year it no longer had control of the space station and […]

ABCNews.com(SEOUL, South Korea) — Raccoons, meerkats and bunnies are just some of the animals you can play with in cafes on Hongdae, the hottest street in Seoul. Maengkoon, a raccoon cafe, features seven raccoons and five dogs that entertain guests, who pay $6 to enter. The space is divided into one area for playing with […]

Chesnot/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For one hour on Saturday, cities across the globe went dark. At 8:30 p.m. local time, people switched off their lights for “Earth Hour,” an annual event managed by the World Wide Fund for Nature to highlight climate change. The Sydney Opera House, Rome’s ancient Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, […]

Courtesy Sharp Family(DES MOINES, Iowa) — An autopsy performed on the Iowa parents and their two children who went to sleep inside of a Mexican condo and never woke up died by inhaling toxic gases, according to a press statement from Quintana Roo state attorney general’s office. Kevin Wayne Sharp, 41; his wife, Amy Marie […]

Owen Franken – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images(LONDON) — March for Our Lives is anchored by the main event in Washington, D.C., but hundreds of satellite marches are also taking place Saturday in cities across the country and around the globe. There were more than 800 so-called “sibling marches” planned worldwide for this weekend in support […]

Satellite Image / DigitalGlobe(WASHINGTON) — The passionate adults, students, parents and teachers who packed the streets of Washington, D.C., for the March for Our Lives rally today were even visible from space. Images of the massive crowds were captured by satellite and released by DigitalGlobe’s news agency. March for Our Lives was organized by the […]

ABC(NORTH KOREA) — North Korea responded to a request for high-level talks ahead of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit on Saturday, saying they will send a delegation next week to plan for the major summit. The South Korea Unification Ministry said the North had responded to an inquiry made through the Panmunjeom communications channel and would […]

iStock/Thinkstock(TREBES, France) — Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame, 45, volunteered to swap out a woman who was being held captive in a supermarket in Trebes, which is in southern France, on Friday. “By offering himself up as a hostage to the terrorist, Beltrame saved the life of a civilian hostage, showing exceptional courage and sacrifice,” the […]


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