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Cheering crowds greet South Korean students taking make-or-break college entrance exams

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Five hundred students stand in front of the school's main gate. With determined attitude, they take off their school uniform jackets, raise their fists in the air and, with all their might, yell as loud as   ... Read More

Parasites, infections in North Korean soldier who defected reveal country’s conditions

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Hospital records from a young North Korean soldier who defected earlier this month offer telling details about health problems in the closed country.

The soldier had both parasitic infections and a dangerous hepatitis infection --   ... Read More

North Korean soldier who defected to the South loves watching music videos and movies, doctor says

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- The North Korean soldier who was captured on video defecting to the South is enjoying watching South Korean music videos and the American movie "Transformers 3," his doctor says.The 24-year-old defector, identified only by   ... Read More

Tillerson declares violence in Myanmar is ethnic cleansing

Masfiqur Sohan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state as ethnic cleansing for the first time on Wednesday.
 
Tillerson did not use the term during   ... Read More

Dramatic video shows mad dash as North Korean defector shot 7 times, pulled to freedom

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The United Nations Command in control of the border between the two Koreas released dramatic video footage on Tuesday of what happened when a North Korean solider defected to the South earlier this month.

The video   ... Read More

Eight rescued from US Navy aircraft that crashed into sea near Japan

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. Navy aircraft with 11 passengers and crew crashed into the Philippine Sea on Wednesday on its return to the USS Ronald Reagan, according to the Navy's 7th Fleet. Eight of the 11 have been   ... Read More

Moped gangs terrorize London in about 50,000 crimes per year, police say

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Mobile gangs using mostly stolen mopeds and scooters have been terrorizing London, committing robberies and attacks on people walking along city streets, police say.

London’s Metropolitan police say that up to 50,000 crimes have been committed a   ... Read More

Missing Argentine submarine may run out of oxygen soon, navy says

Argentine Navy(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) -- The search for a missing Argentine submarine is entering the "critical" stage, the country's navy said Tuesday.The ARA San Juan, which is carrying 44 crew members on board, was last heard from last   ... Read More

Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle spotted in London

Getty Images/Chris Jackson(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle has arrived in London to spend time with Prince Harry after finishing shooting on her television show "Suits."

The actress, 36, was spotted shopping in London’s Chelsea neighborhood on Tuesday.

Markle has joined   ... Read More

58 men cram onto motorcycle in India to break world record

(BANGALORE, India) -- iStock/ThinkstockThe Indian Army said this week that 58 of its personnel had crammed onto a single, moving motorcycle in an attempt to break the world record.The stunt took place in the suburb of Bangalore, India,   ... Read More

Germany’s political coalition crisis stokes fears the far right could rise

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- Months after being hailed by media as the new leader of the free world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the greatest political crisis of her 12 years in office. The breakdown of coalition talks   ... Read More

US airstrike kills over 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia, Pentagon says

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. airstrike inside Somalia killed "more than 100" al-Shabaab militants on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.The strike occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time 125 miles northwest of the country's capital of Mogadishu."Al-Shabaab has   ... Read More

Zimbabwe parliament speaker claims Mugabe has resigned

Jack Taylor/Stringer/Getty Images(HARARE, Zimbabwe) -- Robert Mugabe has resigned as the leader of Zimbabwe after more than 30 years in power, according to a statement read by the speaker of the country's parliament. The announcement was met with widespread   ... Read More

Additional remains of Sergeant La David Johnson found in Niger

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Additional remains of U.S. soldier Sergeant La David Johnson were found on November 12 at the site in Niger where his body was recovered, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News.

Johnson and three other U.S.   ... Read More

Syrian president Bashar Assad meets with Russia’s Putin in Sochi

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK ) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad met with his Russian President Vladimir Putin in the southern Russian city of Sochi on Monday evening as a part of a "working visit," the Kremlin said in a   ... Read More

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Cheering crowds greet South Korean students taking make-or-break college entrance exams

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Five hundred students stand in front of the school's main gate. With determined attitude, they take off their school uniform jackets, raise their fists in the air and, with all their might, yell as loud as   ... Read More

Parasites, infections in North Korean soldier who defected reveal country’s conditions

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Hospital records from a young North Korean soldier who defected earlier this month offer telling details about health problems in the closed country.

The soldier had both parasitic infections and a dangerous hepatitis infection --   ... Read More

North Korean soldier who defected to the South loves watching music videos and movies, doctor says

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- The North Korean soldier who was captured on video defecting to the South is enjoying watching South Korean music videos and the American movie "Transformers 3," his doctor says.The 24-year-old defector, identified only by   ... Read More

Tillerson declares violence in Myanmar is ethnic cleansing

Masfiqur Sohan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state as ethnic cleansing for the first time on Wednesday.
 
Tillerson did not use the term during   ... Read More

Dramatic video shows mad dash as North Korean defector shot 7 times, pulled to freedom

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The United Nations Command in control of the border between the two Koreas released dramatic video footage on Tuesday of what happened when a North Korean solider defected to the South earlier this month.

The video   ... Read More

Eight rescued from US Navy aircraft that crashed into sea near Japan

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. Navy aircraft with 11 passengers and crew crashed into the Philippine Sea on Wednesday on its return to the USS Ronald Reagan, according to the Navy's 7th Fleet. Eight of the 11 have been   ... Read More

Moped gangs terrorize London in about 50,000 crimes per year, police say

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Mobile gangs using mostly stolen mopeds and scooters have been terrorizing London, committing robberies and attacks on people walking along city streets, police say.

London’s Metropolitan police say that up to 50,000 crimes have been committed a   ... Read More

Missing Argentine submarine may run out of oxygen soon, navy says

Argentine Navy(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) -- The search for a missing Argentine submarine is entering the "critical" stage, the country's navy said Tuesday.The ARA San Juan, which is carrying 44 crew members on board, was last heard from last   ... Read More

Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle spotted in London

Getty Images/Chris Jackson(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle has arrived in London to spend time with Prince Harry after finishing shooting on her television show "Suits."

The actress, 36, was spotted shopping in London’s Chelsea neighborhood on Tuesday.

Markle has joined   ... Read More

58 men cram onto motorcycle in India to break world record

(BANGALORE, India) -- iStock/ThinkstockThe Indian Army said this week that 58 of its personnel had crammed onto a single, moving motorcycle in an attempt to break the world record.The stunt took place in the suburb of Bangalore, India,   ... Read More

Germany’s political coalition crisis stokes fears the far right could rise

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- Months after being hailed by media as the new leader of the free world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the greatest political crisis of her 12 years in office. The breakdown of coalition talks   ... Read More

US airstrike kills over 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia, Pentagon says

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. airstrike inside Somalia killed "more than 100" al-Shabaab militants on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.The strike occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time 125 miles northwest of the country's capital of Mogadishu."Al-Shabaab has   ... Read More

Zimbabwe parliament speaker claims Mugabe has resigned

Jack Taylor/Stringer/Getty Images(HARARE, Zimbabwe) -- Robert Mugabe has resigned as the leader of Zimbabwe after more than 30 years in power, according to a statement read by the speaker of the country's parliament. The announcement was met with widespread   ... Read More

Additional remains of Sergeant La David Johnson found in Niger

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Additional remains of U.S. soldier Sergeant La David Johnson were found on November 12 at the site in Niger where his body was recovered, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News.

Johnson and three other U.S.   ... Read More

Syrian president Bashar Assad meets with Russia’s Putin in Sochi

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK ) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad met with his Russian President Vladimir Putin in the southern Russian city of Sochi on Monday evening as a part of a "working visit," the Kremlin said in a   ... Read More

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