U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, meets with a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week, on a conference call in Huntington Beach, California September 10, 2013. Nyad vigorously defended on Tuesday her record-breaking, 110-mile (177-km) swim from Cuba to southern Florida after skeptics raised questions about the grueling trek. A triumphant Nyad, 64, staggered ashore in Key West, Florida, on Sept. 2, after having swum about 53 hours, to become the first person to complete the treacherous crossing without a shark cage. Nyad's swim was her fifth attempt and only successful one. The highly publicized crossing sparked a social media debate about whether her journey meets the requirements to break the world record. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Legendary Swimmer Diana Nyad Opens Up About Her Sexual Assault

For five decades, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad has been publicly discussing how her swim coach repeatedly assaulted her when she was 14. She knows her situation is not unique, and she hopes that c...
10/11/2017 9:03 AM IST
Police block a road in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on November 5, 2017, after a mass shooting at the the First Baptist Church (rear).A gunman went into the church during Sunday morning services and shot dead some two dozen worshippers, the sheriff said, in the latest mass shooting to shock the US. 'Approximately 25 people' were dead, including the shooter, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told NBC News. At least 10 people were wounded. The motive was not immediately known, he added. / AFP PHOTO / SUZANNE CORDEIRO (Photo credit should read SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Half The People Killed In The Texas Shooting Were Children

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― Around half the people killed in Sunday's mass shooting were minors, including at least one child under age two. Of the 26 people who lost their lives at the First Baptist...
07/11/2017 8:11 AM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, gestures during an election rally in Regensburg, Germany, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Angela Merkel's Election Victory Belies Germany's Problem With Gender Inequality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its ally party, the Christian Social Union, cruised to victory for the fourth time in Sunday's election, making her the longest-standin...
26/09/2017 4:40 PM IST
FILE PHOTO: A member of the Al Murisi family, Yemeni nationals who were denied entry into the U.S. because of the travel ban, shows the cancelled visa in their passport from their failed entry to reporters as they successfully arrive to be reunited with their family at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

What You Need To Know About Trump's New Travel Ban

Third time's the charm? President Donald Trump rolled out his most drastic travel ban to date on Sunday, limiting entry into the United States for nationals of eight countries. He made some significan...
26/09/2017 4:34 PM IST
Picture of a car crashed by debris from a damaged building after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017.A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico's Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla. / AFP PHOTO / Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Harrowing Videos Show The Moments An Earthquake Struck Mexico

People in neighborhoods across central Mexico watched as homes, businesses, and schools fell apart before their eyes during Tuesday's catastrophic earthquake. In video posted to YouTube by the Mexican...
21/09/2017 5:41 PM IST

Explosion Reportedly Hits London Tube Station

LONDON ― An apparent explosion occurred inside a West London underground station on Friday, causing panic and disarray in the area. Frightened travelers flooded the streets around the Parson's Green t...
15/09/2017 3:08 PM IST
Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Armengou/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (9007932g)Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, Spain, 17 August 2017. According to initial reports a van crashed into a crowd in Barcelona's famous Placa Catalunya square at Las Ramblas area injuring several. Local media report the van driver ran away, metro and train stations were closed. The number of people injured and the reasons behind the incident are not yet known. Official sources have not confirmed that the incident is a terrorist attack.A van crashes into pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain - 17 Aug 2017

13 People Dead After Van Plows Into Pedestrians At Major Tourist Hub In Barcelona

A van rammed into pedestrians on a popular tourist street in Barcelona Thursday afternoon, killing 13 and injuring more than 100. Authorities have arrested two suspects, but the driver of the van is...
18/08/2017 7:26 AM IST
Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Armengou/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (9007932g)Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, Spain, 17 August 2017. According to initial reports a van crashed into a crowd in Barcelona's famous Placa Catalunya square at Las Ramblas area injuring several. Local media report the van driver ran away, metro and train stations were closed. The number of people injured and the reasons behind the incident are not yet known. Official sources have not confirmed that the incident is a terrorist attack.A van crashes into pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain - 17 Aug 2017

Multiple People Dead After Van Plows Into Pedestrians At Major Tourist Hub In Barcelona

Multiple people were killed and injured when a van rammed into pedestrians on a popular tourist street in Barcelona. Authorities have arrested a suspect. Car and truck attacks have killed over 100 p...
18/08/2017 12:06 AM IST
A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq March 4, 2017. Reuters Photographer Goran Tomasevic: "Both screaming in terror, a father and the young daughter he cradled in his arm fled through the rubble-strewn streets of Wadi Hajar, transformed in a flash into a battleground between Islamic State fighters and Iraqi special forces. They and their neighbours - some wearing rubber sandals, some barefoot - were running from an IS counter-attack in this part of Mosul, dodging gunfire as the militants closed in. When they reached the special forces lines, males were ordered to lift their shirts to prove they weren't suicide bombers. Some had to take off their clothes or show their belts, though not those carrying children. The father was so beside himself, so panicked. It was obvious because he had a short shirt on and was carrying a child that he wasn?t Islamic State. I believe they will both be taken to a refugee camp." REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic SEARCH "TOMASEVIC FATHER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

ISIS Soldiers Aren't The Only Ones Who Brutalized Mosul's Civilians, Report Says

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi declared victory in the city of Mosul on Sunday after a monthslong battle to regain control of the city from self-described Islamic State militants. Yet the sieg...
11/07/2017 5:02 PM IST
International passengers arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport on Monday, after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put its travel ban into effect later in the week pending further judicial review.

Here's How The Trump Administration Will Implement Its Travel Ban

The revised travel ban took effect at 8 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. Citizens from six countries targeted in the ban will be awarded entry into the U.S. if they can prove they have a "bona fide re...
30/06/2017 9:17 AM IST
TRIVANDRUM, INDIA - DECEMBER 08: A woman is working with a notebook and listen to music with headphones on board of a Emirates Airline passenger jet on December 08, 2009 in Trivandrum, India. Since some month its new that travelers can use the ICE System, internet by LAN, write emails or doing office work or internet shopping with a computer and a screen integrated in the seats.As well its possible to make telephone calls (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images)

DHS Will Get Rid Of Laptop Ban, Replace It With 'Enhanced Screening' Measures

The Department of Homeland Security announced enhanced security measures for commercial air travel to the United States on Wednesday. The new policies will replace the electronics ban instituted in Ma...
29/06/2017 10:16 AM IST
Otto Frederick Warmbier (C), a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea since early January, is taken out of North Korea's top court after being sentenced, in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo March 16, 2016. North Korea's supreme court sentenced American student Warmbier, who was arrested while visiting the country, to 15 years of hard labour for crimes against the state, China's Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. THIS IMAGE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY, AN UNPROCESSED VERSION WILL BE PROVIDED SEPARATELY.

U.S. Student Otto Warmbier Dies After Returning From North Korea In A Coma

Otto Warmbier, the former University of Virginia student who returned home to the U.S. last week after spending more than a year imprisoned in North Korea, died on Monday afternoon surrounded by his f...
20/06/2017 9:53 AM IST