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NASA(NEW YORK) -- A cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has been pushed back after mold was discovered in some of the bags used for packing supplies, NASA said. The initial launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft was schedule
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made an announcement bashing all hopes for a lasting cease-fire.In an interview with AFP news agency—his first in two months—President Assad vowed to retake “the w
neneos/iStock Editorial/ThinkStock(HAVANA) -- Pope Francis met Friday with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Havana, bringing the heads of the Russian and Catholic churches together for the first time since Christianity split.Patriarch Kirill was
NASA(NEW YORK) -- NASA released a series of whimsical posters for destinations in our solar system, giving a glimpse of what space exploration could look like sometime in the distant future.The series of posters were released by NASA's Jet Propulsion Labo
PaulGrecaud/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Greece has been given three months by the European Union (EU) to fix its border controls, reports BBC News.The move aims to allow other Schengen zone states to control internal borders.Other states in the EU have
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Treasury announced on Thursday sanctions on three key ISIS leaders.In a statement, officials said they placed sanctions on senior ISIS oil official Faysal al-Zahrani, foreign fighter facilit
neneos/iStock Editorial/ThinkStock(HAVANA) -- Pope Francis and his counterpart in the Russian Orthodox Church will meet Friday in an historic meeting in Cuba.Their meeting is a step towards healing a thousand year-old feud between the western and eastern
josefkubes/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- At least 49 inmates are dead after a battle between opposing groups at a prison near the Mexican city of Monterrey, reports BBC News.The riot happened on Thursday at the Topo Chico jail and 12 other people were le
Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --  Secretary of State John Kerry has announced new steps designed to help eliminate the violence in Syria after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich, aiming for a "cessation of hostilities.
ABC News(NEW YORK) --  The bystander who helped British police capture a suspect last week has been revealed.The British Army said Lance Sergeant Matthew Lawson, 37, was out with his wife last Saturday when he saw police officers chasing a young man
iStock/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Marking the 37th anniversary of its Islamic revolution, Iran continued to publicly mock the 10 U.S. sailors its military forces detained in Iranian waters last month.Groups of shackled Iranian men and at least one woman
ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kim Jong Un, the self-proclaimed "Supreme Leader" of North Korea, has released video footage showing the rocket launch he reportedly oversaw on Saturday.The KCNA, the state-owned news agency in North Korea, repo
AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The findings of a new report puts the number of casualties from the ongoing fighting in Syria well above most estimates. That’s the word, according to a new report by the Syrian Center for Policy Re
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If Albert Einstein was alive today, he'd be saying: "I told you so."In one of the most experimental findings in recent years, scientists announced on Thursday they have detected gravitational waves, vibrations of sp
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Canadian woman took matters into her own hands last week when it seemed a snowstorm was going to stop her from getting coffee.Allyson Mitton, who lives near Sussex, New Brunswick, hitched her two border collies,
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Little Esmé Bayes is already a world traveler at the age of one.At just 10-weeks-old, she was off with her parents, Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes, on her first trip to Singapore.After touching down in Bangkok Wednesda
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  The man authorities believe may have smuggled a bomb onto a Daallo Airlines jet in Somalia last week apparently traded seats with another passenger before the blast, airline CEO Mohammed Ibrahim Yassin told ABC News.Th

North Korean Satellite 'Stabilized' After Tumbling in Orbit, US Official Says

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- An official from the U.S. Department of Defense told ABC News Tuesday that the North Korean satellite that had been tumbling in orbit “appears to have been stabilized.”The satellite is believed to be equipped w
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