December 26, 2014
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Gurinder Osan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images(BANGKOK,Thailand) -- It's been 10 years since an earthquake and tsunami struck multiple countries in Southeast Asia, causing one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.On December 26, 2004, a 9.1 magni
iStock/Thinkstock(DILI, Timor-Leste) -- Stacy Addison, a Portland, Oregon, veterinarian, has been released from a prison in East Timor.Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley tells ABC News Radio that Addison was wrongfully arrested in the Southeast Asian nation in S
PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- In a sign that Prince William and Duchess Kate intend to do things their own way, Christmas was anything but traditional this year.The couple arrived with the queen and the rest of the royal family to attend mass at
Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- For her traditional Christmas message Thursday, Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth addressed the importance of reconciliation.The Queen called Jesus Christ a role model of reconciliation and forgiveness."For me, the lif
Franco Origlia/Getty Images(ROME) -- In his annual Christmas message, Pope Francis urged the world to do more to dialogue for peace and help those afflicted by violence, exploitation, homelessness, and disease.From his balcony overlooking St. Peter's Squa
Pawel Gaul/iStock/Thinkstock(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- The United Nations Mission in Liberia said Wednesday that a staff member has tested positive for Ebola.According to a statement from the mission, the staffer is the fourth staff member to contract the dis
pablographix/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. and coalition forces conducted 17 more airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday.Continuing the offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that has been ongoing since Aug. 8, the U.S. led ten str
Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(MADAEN, Iraq) -- A suicide attack in Iraq on Wednesday left 40 dead and 56 injured, Iraqi police said.A statement from U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the attack killed a number of anti-ISIS fighters w
Shane White/iStock/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) -- In an updated travel warning, the U.S. Department of State said that more Americans have been killed in Mexico in 2014 to this point than were killed all of last year.The warning explains the "risk of travelin
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The United States will be increasing the number of Syrian refugees allowed to resettle in the U.S. over the next few years, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Anne Richard said i
 
 
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