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Why is Vladimir Putin racing to amend Russia’s constitution?

iStock(MOSCOW) -- Ever since Vladimir Putin announced a dramatic overhaul of Russia's constitution and the removal of his longtime prime minister and cabinet, Russians have been asking themselves a single question: What is Putin up to?

Since the Jan.   ... Read More

Cultural traditions, food and festivities mark Lunar New Year

iStock/kotoffei(BEIJING) -- Dragons, red envelopes, dumplings, firecrackers, lanterns and rats are all symbolic of festivities tied to Lunar New Year.

As millions ring in the Lunar New Year in Southeast Asia, people will be celebrating by spending time together,   ... Read More

North Korea names new foreign minister in likely shift further away from US talks

Gwengoat/iStock(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korea confirmed its named a former army colonel as its top diplomat in what analysts say is the latest sign of a shift away from talks with the U.S. over its nuclear weapons program.   ... Read More

Scientists recreate the vocal sound of a 3,000-year-old mummified Egyptian priest

Nirian/iStock(LONDON) -- More than 3,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, there lived a priest named Nesyamun who chanted and sang the daily liturgy at the famous temple of Karnak in Thebes.

When Nesyamun died in 1069 B.C., his voice   ... Read More

The youngest member of Mensa IQ society is 3 years old — and his mom says even she’s impressed

Nur Anira Asyikin(NEW YORK) -- A 3-year-old boy has officially become the youngest member of the Mensa high IQ society, and even his own mother is blown away.

Muhammad Haryz Nadzim, a nursery school student, scored 142 on the   ... Read More

Six dead, two injured after family shooting in Germany, police say

iStock/pavalena(BERLIN) -- Six people are dead and two injured after a shooting in the German town of Rot am See on Friday, local police told ABC News.

The gunman opened fire on several members of his family, police said.   ... Read More

Controversial facial recognition technology being rolled out by London police

gynane/iStock(LONDON) -- Facial recognition technology is set to be rolled out across London by the Metropolitan Police Service beginning Friday, despite concerns over the technology’s effectiveness and objections from privacy advocates.

The use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology   ... Read More

Libyan man sentenced to 19 years in Benghazi attacks

DanHenson1/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A Libyan man was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison on Thursday for his role in the 2012 terrorist attack on two U.S. government facilities in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

Mustafa al-Imam, 47, was   ... Read More

US warns against travel to Chinese province as coronavirus death toll rises

narvikk/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to enter China's Hubei province due to the coronavirus, as Chinese authorities announced Thursday that the death toll from the virus has gone up.

The U.S. is also pulling   ... Read More

US denies extradition request for woman who allegedly hit, killed British teen

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has denied an extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat who police say fatally struck a British teenager with her car as he was walking on the side of the   ... Read More

Trump to host Netanyahu, political rival at White House to discuss peace amid impeachment trial

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top political challenger Benny Gantz will visit Washington next week to discuss peace in the Middle East, the White House announced Thursday.

Vice President Mike Pence said he   ... Read More

Top UN court rules that Myanmar must prevent genocide of Rohingya minority

yorkfoto/iStock(LONDON) -- The United Nations' International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Myanmar must “take all measures within its power” to prevent the genocide of its embattled Rohingya minority Thursday, in a move hailed by human rights groups.

The   ... Read More

Three Americans killed in crash of water tanker plane fighting Australian wildfires

Sjo/iStock(SYDNEY) -- Three Americans were killed battling the Australian wildfires Thursday when their water tanker plane crashed in New South Wales.

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker went down in the Snowy Mountains' Monaro region, about 400 miles   ... Read More

‘Doomsday Clock’ moved 20 seconds closer to catastrophe

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The world just got 20 seconds closer to catastrophe.

Gauging the duel threats of nuclear warfare and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Thursday that the minute hand on the   ... Read More

French president loses his cool in argument with Israeli guards in Jerusalem

AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images(PARIS) -- French President Emmanuel Macron got into a testy exchange with Israeli security guards at the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem on Wednesday, accusing the guards of violating rules preventing them from entering   ... Read More

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Why is Vladimir Putin racing to amend Russia’s constitution?

iStock(MOSCOW) -- Ever since Vladimir Putin announced a dramatic overhaul of Russia's constitution and the removal of his longtime prime minister and cabinet, Russians have been asking themselves a single question: What is Putin up to?

Since the Jan.   ... Read More

Cultural traditions, food and festivities mark Lunar New Year

iStock/kotoffei(BEIJING) -- Dragons, red envelopes, dumplings, firecrackers, lanterns and rats are all symbolic of festivities tied to Lunar New Year.

As millions ring in the Lunar New Year in Southeast Asia, people will be celebrating by spending time together,   ... Read More

North Korea names new foreign minister in likely shift further away from US talks

Gwengoat/iStock(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korea confirmed its named a former army colonel as its top diplomat in what analysts say is the latest sign of a shift away from talks with the U.S. over its nuclear weapons program.   ... Read More

Scientists recreate the vocal sound of a 3,000-year-old mummified Egyptian priest

Nirian/iStock(LONDON) -- More than 3,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, there lived a priest named Nesyamun who chanted and sang the daily liturgy at the famous temple of Karnak in Thebes.

When Nesyamun died in 1069 B.C., his voice   ... Read More

The youngest member of Mensa IQ society is 3 years old — and his mom says even she’s impressed

Nur Anira Asyikin(NEW YORK) -- A 3-year-old boy has officially become the youngest member of the Mensa high IQ society, and even his own mother is blown away.

Muhammad Haryz Nadzim, a nursery school student, scored 142 on the   ... Read More

Six dead, two injured after family shooting in Germany, police say

iStock/pavalena(BERLIN) -- Six people are dead and two injured after a shooting in the German town of Rot am See on Friday, local police told ABC News.

The gunman opened fire on several members of his family, police said.   ... Read More

Controversial facial recognition technology being rolled out by London police

gynane/iStock(LONDON) -- Facial recognition technology is set to be rolled out across London by the Metropolitan Police Service beginning Friday, despite concerns over the technology’s effectiveness and objections from privacy advocates.

The use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology   ... Read More

Libyan man sentenced to 19 years in Benghazi attacks

DanHenson1/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A Libyan man was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison on Thursday for his role in the 2012 terrorist attack on two U.S. government facilities in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

Mustafa al-Imam, 47, was   ... Read More

US warns against travel to Chinese province as coronavirus death toll rises

narvikk/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to enter China's Hubei province due to the coronavirus, as Chinese authorities announced Thursday that the death toll from the virus has gone up.

The U.S. is also pulling   ... Read More

US denies extradition request for woman who allegedly hit, killed British teen

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has denied an extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat who police say fatally struck a British teenager with her car as he was walking on the side of the   ... Read More

Trump to host Netanyahu, political rival at White House to discuss peace amid impeachment trial

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top political challenger Benny Gantz will visit Washington next week to discuss peace in the Middle East, the White House announced Thursday.

Vice President Mike Pence said he   ... Read More

Top UN court rules that Myanmar must prevent genocide of Rohingya minority

yorkfoto/iStock(LONDON) -- The United Nations' International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Myanmar must “take all measures within its power” to prevent the genocide of its embattled Rohingya minority Thursday, in a move hailed by human rights groups.

The   ... Read More

Three Americans killed in crash of water tanker plane fighting Australian wildfires

Sjo/iStock(SYDNEY) -- Three Americans were killed battling the Australian wildfires Thursday when their water tanker plane crashed in New South Wales.

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker went down in the Snowy Mountains' Monaro region, about 400 miles   ... Read More

‘Doomsday Clock’ moved 20 seconds closer to catastrophe

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The world just got 20 seconds closer to catastrophe.

Gauging the duel threats of nuclear warfare and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Thursday that the minute hand on the   ... Read More

French president loses his cool in argument with Israeli guards in Jerusalem

AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images(PARIS) -- French President Emmanuel Macron got into a testy exchange with Israeli security guards at the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem on Wednesday, accusing the guards of violating rules preventing them from entering   ... Read More

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