October 1, 2014
12:39 pm
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Ida Astute/ABC News(ROME) -- The murder trial of Amanda Knox will reach Italy's highest court in March, almost eight years after she and her Italian ex-boyfriend were first found guilty of killing British student Meredith Kercher.Knox and her ex-boyfriend
MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- China’s foreign minister sent a clear message to the United States over the protests in Hong Kong: stay out of this. During a photo spray before Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Foreig
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Duchess of Cambridge was forced to cancel another event at a London primary school Wednesday morning as she continues to suffer from the effects of hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare but extreme form of morning sic
J.P. Humbert Auctioneers(LONDON) -- A notoriously violent inmate serving a life prison sentence -- much of it in solitary confinement -- is now selling almost 200 pieces of his artwork, a collection that an auctioneer claims "displays sensitivity" and "ki
iStock/Thinkstock(HONG KONG) -- Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continued Wednesday despite the Chinese government blocking social media websites, including Facebook and Instagram in mainland China and cell phone networks getting overloaded in the pro
Thomas Campean/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- Protesters in Hong Kong vowed to ramp up their efforts, possibly including the occupation of government buildings, if the territory’s leader doesn’t resign by the end of Thursday, protes
Department of Defense/YouTube(WASHINGTON) -- Since last August, the U.S military has launched more than 300 air strikes targeting Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby announced at press briefing Tuesday.Kirby
Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who hasn't been seen in public since early September, reportedly underwent surgery on both ankles and is still recuperating at an exclusive hospital.A South Korean newsp
TkKurikawa/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- Australian police arrested a 23-year-old man on Tuesday and charged him with financing terrorism.According to a media release put out by the Australian Federal Police and the Victoria Police,
1xpert/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The World Wildlife Fund released its annual Living Planet Report on Tuesday, noting that the number of animals on Earth has dropped drastically in just two human generations.Since 1970, the WWF says, population s
Spiderninja/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The United Kingdom announced that it had conducted its first airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in Iraq on Tuesday.According to a release from the U.K. government, the two fighter jets
iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The U.S. military, with the help of partner nations, conducted 22 more airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said Tuesday.Eleven of the strikes
iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- After a long wait, the U.S. and Afghanistan finally signed a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) on Tuesday, allowing U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of the year.The signing came a day after Ashraf
iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Amid political tensions with the West, Russia is pulling out of a popular high school exchange program funded by the U.S. government, according to the U.S. embassy in Moscow.“We deeply regret this decision by the Russian
Zoonar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The road to a new Afghan government has been paved with confusion over election results, accusations of fraud and the shape of a new unity coalition. But for newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, his campaign strategy wa
iStock/Thinkstock(BANGKOK) -- Pad Thai dishes don’t always taste the same. But they could from today onward.Thailand is unveiling two new robots that can evaluate whether Thai food around the world is made according to government-standardized recipe
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two people have died and at least 20 were hospitalized, all because of a social media prank urging Nigerians to drink excessive amounts of salt water to avoid catching the Ebola virus.The hoax started with a text message sen
PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong is showing no signs of receding as demonstrators continued filling the streets Tuesday to protest Beijing's attempt at quashing reforms.At issue is mainland China's dete
Hope Milam/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- The Pentagon was unable to corroborate reports of civilian casualties caused by U.S. and coalition airstrikes in Syria.According to Pentagon spokesperson Col. Steve Warren, the U.S. and partner nations are doi
Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- The University of Hong Kong issued a statement on Monday condemning violence that occurred at protests between police and citizens."The University of Hong Kong profoundly regrets the escalation of events
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