SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Some send up plastic leaflets that weigh less than a feather and flutter down from the clouds with calls for democracy or blurry cartoons ridiculing North Korea’s ruler. Some send flash drives loaded with South Korean soap operas, or mini-documentaries about the vast wealth of Southern corporations, or crisp new U.S. dollar bills.
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The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent, and a chilly darkness settled upon the land yesterday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war.
How he plans to do so is still murky despite the months of internal deliberations that ultimately persuaded Trump to stick with a conflict he has long opposed.
SINGAPORE — The shipping lanes around Singapore, among the world’s busiest, carry a host of challenges to safe navigation, including a narrow strait, frequently limited visibility and thousands of vessels sailing through daily.
Americans with telescopes, cameras, and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina today to watch the moon blot out the midday sun in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.
LONDON—With a dozen deep bongs, Britain's “Big Ben” sounded the hour for the last time today before falling silent for repair work due to last almost four years.
The giant bell atop Parliament's clock tower rang out at noon, as it has almost every hour since 1859, becoming an iconic sound of London.
KAMPALA, Uganda — South Sudan’s civil war presents humanitarian workers with “one of the unique crises” in the world, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.
LONDON — With a dozen deep bongs, Britain’s Big Ben sounded the hour for the last time Monday before falling silent for repair work due to last almost four years.
SINGAPORE — Vessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision Monday between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer’s hull.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Forty years after blasting off, Earth's most distant ambassadors—the twin Voyager spacecraft—are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos.
Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone or anything out there.
This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA's launch of Voyager 2, now almost 11 billion miles distant.