July 31, 2014
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(UNITED NATIONS) -- Pro-Russian separatists are still keeping international observers away from the area where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed two weeks ago, killing all 298 on board.A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
iStock/Thinkstock(ANKARA, Turkey) -- Thanks to a bizarre remark made earlier this week by a leading government official, women in Turkey have a lot to laugh about these days.They've been posting photos of themselves on social media smiling and laughing in
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In the last week, the United States has provided Israel with mortars and ammunition for grenade launchers requested as part of a foreign military arms sale. The weapons came from a $1 billion stockpile of ammunition stor
iStock/Thinkstock(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- The United States Peace Corps is removing all personnel from countries where the Ebola virus has broken out and has placed two of its volunteers in isolation, program officials said Wednesday.The Peace Corps cited t
iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- The last surviving crew member of the American plane that unleashed the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Japan has died.Theodore VanKirk, 93, died Monday at home in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Known to his fellow fliers as Dutch, Va
File photo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Melissa Sheffield)(RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany) -- In a shocking turn of events, the C-130 aircraft on which an African stowaway's body was found this weekend had just been used to transport United States pe
iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- The U.S. and its European allies have slapped yet another round of sanctions on Russia -- punishment, they say, for Russia's continued meddling in Ukraine.But Russia says the sanctions will also hurt the U.S. and do a little m
Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Michelle Obama rallied for equality for women and girls in Africa at a summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders on Wednesday. The first lady emphasized the importa
File photo. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesReporter's Notebook by ABC News' Terry Moran(GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) -- “The Cruel Lady” rolled along.That’s the nickname the Israeli soldiers use to describe their armored personnel carrier,
iStock/Thinkstock(MONTREAL) -- The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation is creating a task force aimed at improving security measures after the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.In an emergency meeting in Montreal, to
File photo. Credit: David Silverman/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- Even as the United Nations relief agency for Palestinians warned of a grave humanitarian crisis, Israel intensified its air and ground offensive Tuesday against the militant group Hamas, strik
iStock/Thinkstock(TRIPOLI, Libya) -- Libya has descended into chaos as armed militias fight for control of the embattled country.It is the worst siege of violence since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and executed three years ago.Foreign nations,
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is pushing back against a House Republican bill aimed at fixing the immigration crisis at the border. The GOP legislation would devote $659 million in emergency funding to deal with the influx of unaccompan
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The United States says that North Korea's push for nuclear weapons is a threat to the region.  At Tuesday's Defense Department briefing, Admiral Samuel Locklear, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said, "The proli
Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince William was caught photobombing a professional British cyclist at the Commonwealth Games.The Duke of Cambridge is all smiles in the background of Olympic cycling champ Chris Hoy's picture.Along with the photo,
NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Teenagers who survived April's deadly ferry sinking off the South Korean coast have been testifying in the trial of the ferry's 15 crew members.The crew members face charges of negligence and failing
File photo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Melissa Sheffield)(RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany) -- The body of a male adolescent was found Sunday night in the wheel-well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany after the plane had ar
File photo. (ABC News)(WASHINGTON) -- During a press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that pro-Russian separatists have displayed an “appalling disregard for human decency&r
iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- Israel slammed Gaza with a barrage of airstrikes overnight, the heaviest bombardment in the three-week conflict.Symbols of Hamas control came under fire, including TV headquarters, government offices and the home of a top l
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