August 29, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 3 million people have sought refuge from the fighting in Syria, the United Nations’ refugee agency announced Friday.That means the Syrian crisis, which has persisted since a civilian uprising began in 2011,
File photo. (iStock/Thinkstock)(CHENGDU, China) -- A real-life soap opera appears to have played out at a panda research center in China where zookeepers claim a panda may have faked her pregnancy in order to live a more pampered life.Zookeepers at the Ch
NASA(NEW YORK) -- A Scottish distillery that enlisted the help of astronauts to develop whiskey particles on the International Space Station is now preparing for touchdown. Ardbeg, a whiskey distillery in Scotland, partnered with a Houston-based space res
Bethany Clarke - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The British government Friday raised the threat level for international terrorism to “severe,” indicating a terrorist attack is “highly likely” but based on intelligence not necessa
Bell County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a 2009 Fort Hood shooting, wrote a letter expressing interest in becoming a citizen of the Islamic State, his attorney told ABC News.Hasa
iStock/Thinkstock(CANBERRA, Australia) -- Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur volcano spewed smoke and volcanic ash into the air Friday, with residents in the South Pacific nation evacuated and flights disrupted.Communities near the volcano were evacuated, while
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOLUHRAUN, Iceland) -- A volcanic eruption in northern Iceland began early Friday morning local time, prompting airspace closure of much of the area.According to the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, the fissure from wh
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- The number of probable and confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in West Africa surpassed 3,000, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, with more than 1,550 at least suspected to have died of the disease.
Purestock/Thinkstock(MOSUL, Iraq) -- The U.S. military conducted another series of airstrikes against targets related to militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Thursday, with five more strikes confirmed.Fighter aircraft conducted the strike
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BRUSSELS, Belgium) -- In case the actual war in Ukraine wasn’t enough, there’s also a Twitter battle raging between the Canadian and Russian missions to NATO.It all started with the Canadian mission's Twitter account, wh
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko cancelled a trip to Turkey on Thursday, citing the ongoing "Russian invasion," prompting a United Nations Security Council meeting.Heavy fighting was reported in the southeaster
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GOLAN HEIGHTS, Syria) -- The United Nations said Thursday that three peacekeepers were detained by an armed group in the Golan Heights area of Syria.The kidnapping occurred "during a period of increased fighting...between armed elem
iStockphoto/Thinsktock(JERUSALEM) -- The body of a missing American teenager has been found in the hills near Jerusalem.Israeli police confirm they found the body of Aharon Sofer, a yeshiva student from Lakewood, New Jersey. Sofer had gone for a hike on F
Most orbital debris is in low Earth orbit, where the space station flies. NASA(NEW YORK) -- A proposed new facility in Western Australia will provide a clearer picture of just how much space junk is orbiting earth. The facility, which is a partnership be
iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of the nation’s security council and canceled a foreign trip Thursday because of what he described as a “Russian invasion,” with rebel forces openi
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The audit in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election continued Wednesday without observers from either candidate.This latest development only complicates things further as both Afghans and the U.S.
Uriel Sinai/Getty images(JERUSALEM) -- Amid grumbling by right-wing politicians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that air and ground operations against the militant group Hamas in Gaza achieved "great military and diplomatic achie
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Central Command acknowledged three more airstrikes conducted against targets related to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria near Erbil and the Mosul Dam on Wednesday.Centcom said that the latest strikes destr
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- A pair of North American Aerospace Defense Command fighter jets were diverted to escort a Sunwing Airlines flight that returned to Toronto after disruptive behavior by a pair of passengers.According to Sunwing, a pa
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GENEVA) -- A United Nations report released Wednesday detailed the war crimes committed by all sides of the conflict in Syria, including by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.According to the report, atrocities commi
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