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Sergio Amiti/Getty Images (APPIATSE, Ghana) — A town in Ghana was rocked by a huge explosion Thursday that sent several people to the hospital, the authorities said. The Ghana Police Service announced that the explosion took place around 3 p.m. local time in the town of Appiatse, between Bogoso and Bawdie. Buildings and structures were […]

NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — From flying over an active volcano to surviving in minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit, British-Belgium teen Zara Rutherford has experienced a lot in her five-month journey flying over 40 countries and five continents. When the 19-year-old landed in Belgium on Thursday, she made history by breaking the record […]

NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — From flying over an active volcano to surviving in minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit, British-Belgium teen Zara Rutherford has experienced a lot in her five-month journey flying over 40 countries and five continents. When the 19-year-old lands in Belgium Thursday, she will have made history by breaking the […]

Handout/New Zealand Defense Force via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — For the first time since a massive undersea volcano erupted and caused widespread damage, the government of Tonga released its first statement on Tuesday morning, describing a huge mushroom plume that covered the entire South Pacific island kingdom and nearly 50-foot tsunami waves that crashed […]

Dana Stephenson//Getty Images (LONDON) — It may take weeks to repair an undersea fiber-optic cable connecting Tonga to the rest of the world, which was severed during Saturday’s massive eruption of a submarine volcano near the South Pacific archipelago nation. New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement Wednesday that U.S.-based […]

NASA (NEW YORK) — A comet more than three times the size of the Empire State Building got up close to Earth’s orbit Tuesday afternoon but was far enough to avoid turning into a sci-fi disaster movie, according to astronomers. Asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) flew by Earth around 4:51 p.m., according to NASA, which has […]

MirageC/Getty Images (PARIS) — The new price of baguettes at a leading French supermarket is sparking outrage from some. As of last week, customers in Leclerc stores were greeted with the new baguette price — 29 cents (in Euros). The president of the Leclerc supermarket chain, Michel-Édouard Leclerc, announced Jan. 11 that baguettes would remain […]

ABC News (SEOUL, South Korea) — Jae-Yeol Tae recalls the time he broke into a cold sweat after noticing a long line behind him as he struggled to order a hamburger on a local fast-food restaurant’s self-order kiosk. “I kept reading the instructions on the kiosk, but they were difficult to follow. I asked for […]

JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea Monday morning, its fourth test in less than a month. “South Korea’s military detected two projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles launched into the East Sea to the northeast from the Sunan Airfield in […]

PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — Two teenagers have been arrested in England as part of an ongoing investigation into Saturday’s hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in the United States, British authorities said. The pair were detained in southern Manchester on Sunday evening and “remain in custody for questioning,” according to a statement from […]