July 29, 2015
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Fuse/iStock/ThinkStock(TORONTO) -- A Russian adventurer survived in Arctic waters after his helicopter crashed.Sergey Ananov was flying around the Arctic Circle in a tiny helicopter when the engine failed as he was flying over open water between eastern C
LorenzoT81/iStock/ThinkStock(TRIPOLI, Libya) -- A Libyan court has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and eight others to death, according to the BBC.Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is the son of Libya's late removed leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi.The death sentences com
Brett Jones(WASHINGTON) -- He spent 13 years on secret missions around the world for the CIA, but when former Navy SEAL Brett Jones looked into his cell phone camera and pressed “record” earlier this month, he was scared.“The reason I&rs
Bigandt_Photography/iStock/ThinkStock(KIEV, Ukraine) -- One of the less obvious consequences of the war in Ukraine is the refugee crisis unfolding there.Charities in Ukraine are warning about a huge hidden refugee emergency. Fighting in the country betwee
Cecil, Zimbabwe's famous lion, has reportedly been killed by a hunter. (Brent Stapelkamp)(NEW YORK) -- An American dentist acknowledged Tuesday that he killed a beloved lion named Cecil during a recent hunting trip to Zimbabwe.Dr. Walter Palmer, 55, in a
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute(NEW YORK) — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a huge impact basin on Tethys, one of Saturn's 62 known moons, shining brightly and spiking curiosity about the landscape of the icy world.While the rest of t
iStock/Thinkstock(QINGDAO, China) -- It's beach time as usual for people on vacation in eastern China -- despite a thick layer of green algae appearing at popular resorts.More than 13,500 square miles of water along the Qingdao coast have been affected by
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Michael Ratney will replace Daniel Rubinstein as the third U.S. special envoy for Syria since the war there began in 2011, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday.In a statement, Kerry said Ratney is "a Senior F
iStock/Thinkstock(BRUSSELS) -- An emergency gathering of NATO countries is taking place in Brussels Tuesday morning to discuss the increasingly volatile situation in Turkey.In recent days, trouble in neighboring Syria has spilled over the border. Those tr
iStock/Thinkstock(PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand) -- Thousands of high school students in New Zealand performed a traditional haka dance as a send-off for a beloved teacher who died.Video shows at least 1,700 students from Palmerston North Boys' High Schoo
iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) --  The US government and Turkey have agreed on a new partnership to fight ISIS in northern Syria along the Turkish border that involves flying armed US aircraft out of Turkey for the first time in this war and creating a
iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- An American Airlines Dreamliner suffered damage Monday during its flight from Beijing to Dallas due to weather.“American Airlines Flight 88, a flight from Beijing Capital International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth Inter
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- President Obama kicked off his first full day in Ethiopia as he heads into the second half of his historic trip to East Africa.Obama arrived on Monday morning at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, w
Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — President Obama met with regional leaders in Ethiopia Monday to discuss the crisis in South Sudan and counterterrorism efforts in Somalia. According to senior administra
Pete Souza/The White House(KISUMU, Kenya) — Obamamania may have seized Kenya over the weekend, but for some, the frenzy will now be life-long.A handful of children born during the President’s visit to his father’s homeland have been name
State Department photo(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State John Kerry formally released the State Department’s annual report on human trafficking Monday with a message of thanks to those who are fighting the issue abroad and in the U.S.The 384-pa
iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Turkish officials are requesting a special session of NATO talks amid growing security concerns along the country's border with Syria.The proposed talks follow a string of attacks on Turkish soil and counterattacks in Syria
Guinness World Records(MANILA, Philippines) -- More than 12,000 people have officially crushed the Guinness World Record for the largest Zumba class ever to dance.The event, which took place on July 19, was organized by the city of Mandaluyong in the Phil
iStock/Thinkstock(MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- An Islamist group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion in Mogadishu Sunday.BBC News reports that Islamist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place at a hotel and left at lea

James Foley Execution Video Took White House By Surprise

ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The White House had no warning that ISIS had murdered American journalist James Foley before a video showing the brutal execution appeared online, to the horror of Obama officials, according to a top White Hou
 
 
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