September 16, 2014
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Hope Milam/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD, Iraq) --  There was a U.S. airstrike southwest of Baghdad Monday, a new area of operations for U.S. fighter aircraft, ABC News has learned.But this isn't an indicator of expanded airstrikes in Iraq, a U.S. o
iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Alan Henning, the latest hostage threatened with death by militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is neither a journalist nor a professional aid worker. The 47-year-old is a taxi driver from northwest England Agency/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iran's supreme leader says his country would never help the U.S. take on ISIS.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted on Monday that the U.S. asked Iran for its cooperation in the fight against the militant gr
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Chinese city has created a smartphone lane for pedestrians where they can tweet, text and surf the Internet without having to worry about where they're walking or who they're blocking.While the 165-foot path located in Cho
Courtesy Hess family(SEATTLE) -- A Seattle-area couple expecting their first child had just arrived in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to celebrate their honeymoon when Hurricane Odile struck, wreaking havoc on the resort area and their vacation, their family sai
iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- A small fishing boat crammed with migrants -- many women and children -- capsized off the coast of Libya Monday, with more than 200 feared drowned.With Libya in chaos, the country's navy is almost non-existent, so the rescue att
iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- The deadline for another round of Egyptian-mediated talks between Israel and Hamas is fast approaching.  According to the Gaza truce that was signed, negotiations are to begin by Sept. 25. While no official start date
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- In another signal that Pope Francis’ Catholic Church is not your mother’s Catholic Church, the transformative pontiff married 20 couples at the Vatican on Sunday, some of whom had lived together and on
Jemal Countess/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of culpable homicide after a marathon trial, is still eligible to represent South Africa in the Olympics and the paralympics, officials from both sports bod
iStock/Thinkstock(CANBERRA, Australia) -- Australia will send personnel and aircraft to the United Arab Emirates in an effort to assist in the international coalition against ISIS, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Sunday. In response to a request from
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday that the brutal beheading of a British aid worker by the terror group ISIS, which follows the execution of two American journalists, showed exactly why the U.K. needed to

Pope Francis Expected to Travel to Turkey in November

phant/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis is expected to travel to Turkey in November, on invitation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.According to Rev. Federico Lombardi, head of the Press Office of the Holy See, the official l

Retired General to Lead Coalition Against ISIS

Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- The former commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan will lead President Barack Obama's coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Retired Gen. John Allen is expected to be named the speci

Convoy Carrying Prince Harry Involved in Collision

Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for Invictus(LONDON) -- A car in Prince Harry's motorcade was involved in a car crash when one of his police escorts ran head-on into another vehicle in central London, authorities said.The motorcade was traveling on Prince Albert

Rob Ford Drops Out of Toronto Mayoral Race

Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has decided to drop out of the race for re-election amid a health scare and has asked his brother Doug to run in his place."Doug loves our city as much as I do. He believes that

Malala Yousafzai's Plotters Captured After Two-Year Hunt

Ida Mae Astute/ABC(ISLAMABAD) -- The terrorist gang that plotted the attempted assassination of teenager Malala Yousafzai on a school bus have been arrested after a nearly two-year search.The 10 terrorists confessed to Pakistani authorities that they were

Oscar Pistorius' Ex-Girlfriend Thought 'It Could've Been Me'

ABC News(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- The ex-girlfriend of paralympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted Friday in the shooting death his current girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, says she believes she could have been Pistorius’ victim instead.&ld

Strong Solar Storm Expected to Hit Earth

NASA(NEW YORK) -- The energy from two back-to-back coronal mass ejections hit Earth Friday as expected, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Coronal mass ejections are bursts of radiation that explode from the sun -- and these

When Boots on the Ground Aren't 'Boots on the Ground' in Iraq

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS comes with an additional 475 American troops gearing up to go to Iraq, bringing the total number of U.S. service members there to over 1,

Oscar Pistorius Guilty of Culpable Homicide, Judge Rules

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- A South African judge found Oscar Pistorius guilty today of culpable homicide in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He was also found guilty of discharging a gun in a public a
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