November 1, 2014
12:40 am
World News
Darko Dozet/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A number of Russian aircraft were intercepted by NATO on Friday, the second time this week that Russian aircraft prompted the scrambling of NATO fighter jets.A U.S. defense official told ABC News that NATO t
ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images(OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso) -- In a surprise announcement, the leader of the African nation of Burkina Faso said Friday he will end his nearly three decade rule -– marking a victory for thousands of angry protesters, bu
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(ROME) -- Italy announced on Friday it will stop conducting search and rescue missions to save migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.Since January, naval patrols between Italy and North Africa have saved more than 150,000 peop
PhenomArtlover/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- Canada has instituted a visa ban on individuals from West Africa seeking temporary or permanent residence, in an effort to prevent the spread of Ebola.Noting the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa and t
Photo by Stan Honda-Pool/Getty Images(OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso) -- Following violent protests over his attempt to extend his presidential term, Blaise Compaore, leader of Burkina Faso, stepped aside on Friday, dissolving his government and called for dem
iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- Scattered clashes erupted around Jerusalem and the West Bank following Friday’s midday Muslim prayers as tension and violence grow with the shooting death by Israeli police of a Palestinian man and Thursday’s cl
Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The U.S. military continued its attack against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Iraq and Syria, launching eight more airstrikes on Thursday and Friday.According to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- Dressing up as a monster or a zombie for Halloween might get you arrested Friday night in Beijing because authorities fear the costumes could cause "panic."Expats in Beijing had organized Halloween parties on the subway in th
Jacob Willcox/YouTube(STAFFORD, England) — A large blaze at a fireworks factory in the United Kingdom sent two people to the hospital, with one person missing.Video shows fireworks exploding and smoke pouring from the building in Stafford Thursday n
iStock/Thinkstock(HALIFAX, Nova Scotia) — For years, the Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services agency in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has assisted new arrivals in settling in the Canadian province. As CBCNews reports, the agency will continue to
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Mass graves found in western Iraq contain the bodies of possibly hundreds of Sunni tribesman who partnered with the government in its ongoing battle against the Islamic State.Although there was no claim of responsibil
MatthewBrosseau/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs for the United Nations, briefed the U.N. Security Council on the situation in Syria on Thursday, highlighting fighting, insecurity and
berean/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Following a long period of negotiations, a $4.6 billion dollar agreement was made between Russia and Ukraine, by which Russia will supply sufficient natural gas to Ukraine to ensure heating during the winter.Jose M
zabelin/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Of the dozens of Americans who traveled to war-torn Syria or Iraq and then returned home, only a “small group” of them fought with a terrorist group and might be inclined to launch an attack back i
neneos/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis said in a homily on Thursday that the devil is really and must be fought.Noting that multiple generations have been led to believe that the devil is simply an idea, Francis said on Thursday
ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images(OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso) -- President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso declared a state of emergency on Thursday and dissolved the country's government after protests broke out over his efforts to extend his 27-year rule f
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Minority Report just got a step closer to becoming reality in Britain.A new investigative tool has been tested by London’s Metropolitan Police this week to assess the likelihood of gang members committing crimes i
Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- If you’re curious what America is getting for its multi-billion dollar effort to train and equip local security forces in Afghanistan, sorry, that’s now classified.In its most recent quarter
Fuse/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Fear and concern continues to grow around the world over the spread of Ebola, and now Russia’s health and safety watchdog is warning Russians to avoid travel overseas during the upcoming holiday season to avoid contra
MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- The closing of al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has diplomats holding their breath because the site has been a flashpoint for violence in the past and was the trigger for a five-year long spasm of bloodshed known
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