March 3, 2015
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Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) -- More than 6,000 people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine, according to the United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The fighting has brought with it "merciless devastation of
Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ISIS has been under attack in the last few days from Twitter, which has quietly suspended at least 2,000 accounts linked to the terror group and its supporters, according to people with knowledge of the operation.The accounts shu
The BBC(ISTANBUL) --  Surveillance video released Sunday shows the three British teens who reportedly traveled to Syria last month to join ISIS.Shamima Begum, 15, Amira Abase, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, were last seen February 17 when they boarded a
NASA(NEW YORK) -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft will reach the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday in what has been a nearly eight-year journey.When the probe reaches Ceres and inserts itself into its orbit, it will be the first time a space mission has successfully vi
State Dept photo(BAGHDAD) -- Iraq’s military has launched what it calls a major offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from ISIS, but U.S. officials say there has been no coordination from the U.S. nor any requests for coalition
John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- Prince William’s trip to Beijing marks the first time in almost 30 years that a member of the British royal family has visited China.The prince was greeted by a media frenzy at the Forbidden City Mo
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Google Street View is taking people on an adventure through the Amazon rainforest all without having to ever pack a bag.The tour was filmed on a zip line, allowing virtual travelers to take in the lush sights of tree tops, v
Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The 23-year-old model who was with Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov when he was assassinated told a Russian TV channel that she didn't see the shooter.In a Skype interview with Dozhd TV, Ukrainian
Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The shooting death of Boris Nemtsov happened in what might be one of the most watched locations in all of Russia. It was brazen -- literally a stone's throw from the famous Kremlin wall.ABC News counted at
iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) — Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are on the rise, with North Korea warning of "merciless" war and launching two missiles as the joint United States-South Korean forces launched annual military drills on Monday.The communis
Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The mother of the man identified as "Jihadi John" recognized immediately from his voice that her son was the alleged killer when he appeared in his first beheading video in August, Kuwaiti government officials told ABC Ne
ABCNews.com(SYDNEY) -- The tense moments when a skydiver fell unconscious in mid-air were all caught on camera.The skydiver, 22-year-old Christopher Jones, was doing a routine training dive to become a skydive instructor when he jumped from a plane 12,000
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- A video broadcast on Russian state TV is purported to show the moment that opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down as he walked across a bridge near the Kremlin.The surveillance camera video is grainy and sho
Photo by Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Thousands of mourners marched in Moscow on Sunday to honor Boris Nemtsov, a political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was fatally shot outside the Kremlin Friday.The march was scheduled
3DSculptor/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore completed their third spacewalk in eight days Sunday, finishing the installation of 400 feet of cable and multiple antennas that will eventually allow commercial spacecraft
zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS) -- The world watched in horror last week as reports surfaced that ISIS militants captured as many as 350 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria.It's the latest assault by the terror group against religious minorities
Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S.-led forces continued to hit ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes, U.S. Central Command said Sunday.According to Centcom, planes from the U.S. and partner nations launched two airstrikes near Al Hasak
Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in acts of terrorism or violence in February, the United Nations says.In its monthly report, the U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq notes that 1,103 Iraqis were killed in February
Metropolitan Police, London(LONDON) -- Three British schoolgirls who are believed to have flown to Turkey on their way to Syria in an effort to join ISIS were reportedly seen on surveillance video waiting for a bus the same day they left London.The three
Ruskpp/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The history and values shared by the United States and Cuba can help the two countries overcome their differences, the island nation's top diplomat tells ABC News.Josefina Vidal, the Cuban diplomat leading the Cuban d
 
 
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