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iStock/Thinkstock(BEIRUT) -- Two rockets landed in northern Israel Tuesday after being fired from Syria, according to the Israeli military.Both landed in open areas in the Golan Heights and neither one caused any injuries.Israel's military says it returne
John Moore/Getty Images(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- The United States military has completed the last of its 17 Ebola treatment units (ETUs) in Liberia.Rather than contracting out the construction, American soldiers picked up hammers themselves and worked side
Malaysia Airlines(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) -- The hacker group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for attacking Malaysia Airlines' website on Sunday.Users who logged onto the Malaysia Airlines website were greeted with the image of a lizard in a top h
ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images(HAVANA, Cuba) -- Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro says that he has no confidence in the United States policy and that he has not exchanged a single word with U.S. officials.In a letter penned for communist newspaper Gran
Hope Milam/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The International Center for the Study of Radicalization, at London's Kings College, a leading think tank, released a report on Monday placing the number of foreign fghters in the Syrian/Iraq conflict at over 20,000
ABC NEWS/Rob Wallace(NEW YORK) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Monday that the possibility of increased cooperation with the U.S. is "definitely always there" after the two nations have worked together in the campaign against the Islamic State of
File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(ALBACETE, Spain) -- A Greek fighter jet crashed shortly after takeoff on Monday, killing multiple people at a NATO airbase in Spain.According to a statement from NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the crash "caused man
iStock/Thinkstock(SANA'A, Yemen) -- The U.S. Embassy in Yemen will be closed until further notice, days after fighting and the resignation of a significant portion of the country's government leadership put its stability in question.The U.S. State Departm
Juan Bernal/iStock/Thinkstock(KOBANI, Syria) -- Kurdish fighters have retaken control of part of the city of Kobani.Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Monday that the Kurds were in control of about 70 percent of the city. A U.S. official told AB
Oleg_Ermak/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A snowboarder is "happy to be alive" after she spent three days missing in the Whistler, British Columbia, backcountry, a Canadian news outlet reported.Julie Abrahamsen told Global News in Canada that the "hardest
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(ANKARA, Turkey) -- Facebook has been ordered by a Turkish court to censor pages insulting the Prophet Muhammad or risk being blocked entirely in the country.The state-run Anadolu Agency reported the ruling was handed down late
NASA(NEW YORK) -- A massive asteroid is set to safely pass Earth on Monday. According to NASA scientists, the asteroid 2004 BL86 is approximately 1,500 feet across and will come closest to Earth at 11:19 a.m. ET.  At that time, it will be approximate
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. intelligence is focusing its efforts Monday on helping to find and potentially rescue the surviving Japanese ISIS hostage, who in a new video released over the weekend was forced to hold what appeared to be a pho
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) — It was a symbolic and soggy affair for the first American president given high honors at India's Republic Day parade.President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama took in the elaborate pageant of military powe
Tsuyoshi Ogushi/Two Eagles Balloon Team(NEW YORK) -- Two pilots are trying to break world ballooning records as they begin a trip across the Pacific Ocean.American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev hope to land in North America after about five a
Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Clashes in Egypt between government forces and Islamic dissidents left at least 18 people dead Sunday as crowds hit the streets to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the popular revolution that led to the over
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega won the Miss Universe pageant in Miami on Sunday night.The 22-year-old student of business administration earned the title over Miss USA Nia Sanchez, who was first runner-up. Sanc
nuttapong/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(SURABAYA) -- An attempt to raise the fuselage of the AirAsia flight that crashed into the water near Indonesia last month failed on Sunday.During the attempt to raise part of the wreckage, cables being used to lift th
Pontuse/iStock/Thinkstock(MAIDUGURI, Nigeria) -- Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians are at "grave risk" from large-scale attacks by militant group Boko Haram, Amnesty International says.Amnesty's Africa Director Netsanet Belay said in a statement that the
GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis broke with tradition on Sunday, releasing balloons of peace in place of the typical doves during his Sunday mass.Last January, shortly after the pontiff released the two peace doves, they were a
 
 
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