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South Korean government worker shot dead then set on fire on North Korean shores

bedo/iStockBy JOOHEE CHO, ABC News

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korean soldiers shot and killed a South Korean government civil servant drifting in their waters and then allegedly burned the corpse, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry.

“We sternly   ... Read More

Nearly 400 whales are dead in mass stranding off coast of Australia

iStock/Craig LambertBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(SYDNEY) -- Nearly 400 pilot whales have died after they became stranded off the coast of Australia, wildlife officials announced Wednesday.

The whales began piling up off Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's West Coast   ... Read More

Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus president in surprise, closed ceremony

PeterHermesFurian/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Belarus' authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in as president in a surprise, secretive ceremony held Wednesday amid tight security and with no announcement beforehand.

The ceremony was held without a   ... Read More

Rescue efforts underway for hundreds of pilot whales stranded off Australia’s coast

iStock/Craig LambertBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A rescue team in Australia is attempting to save as many pilot whales as possible after more than 270 became stranded in waters off the coast of Tasmania.

The whales   ... Read More

Over 330 elephants suddenly collapsed and died. Scientists now have an explanation

SteveAllenPhoto/iStockBy DRAGANA JOVANOVIC, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The mystery surrounding hundreds of sudden elephant deaths in Botswana seems to have been solved and the findings bring an end to months of speculation on why at least 330 elephants   ... Read More

US reimposes Iran sanctions, setting up showdown with world that rejects them

ABC NewsBY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday, authorizing new sanctions on Iranian officials and entities, and those that buy or sell arms to them, because of the "snapped back" United   ... Read More

New species of burrowing dinosaur found perfectly preserved in ‘Cretaceous Pompeii’

Евгений Харитонов/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Paleontologists in China have discovered a brand new species of burrowing dinosaur that dates back an estimated 125 million years ago.

The newly found dinosaur species was discovered in the   ... Read More

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard commander vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top general Qassem Soleimani

Oleksii Liskonih/iStockBy SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News

(TEHRAN) -- Iran officials again denied Saturday any plot to assassinate the U.S. ambassador in South Africa as an act of retaliation to the killing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' top general,   ... Read More

Israel goes on its second lockdown as Jewish High Holidays begin

solarseven/iStockBy ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Israel's second COVID-19 lockdown started on Friday as the Jewish High Holidays began.

The lockdown, which will last for three weeks, went into effect at 2 p.m. local time. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish   ... Read More

Death of George Floyd prompts reckoning over race, colonialism in Europe

Alessandro Biascioli/iStockBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- The summer of protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was not confined to the United States. Demonstrations featuring placards emblazoned with Floyd's face and his last words, "I   ... Read More

Animal rescue group reunites pets with owners after Beirut explosion

Animals LebanoBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Beirut, Lebanon, is still devastated by the Aug. 4 explosion that ripped through the city, killing 190 people and destroying homes and businesses.

More than a month after the   ... Read More

Navalny’s team says nerve agent used to poison him found on hotel room water bottle

WoodyAlec/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(MOSCOW) -- Traces of the Novichok nerve agent allegedly used to poison Alexey Navalny were found on a water bottle in his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, where he was staying   ... Read More

Lawmakers call for Russia to release jailed ex-US Marine

DanHenson1/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(MOSCOW) -- Top members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs have submitted a resolution demanding that Russia free Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine jailed by the country who U.S. officials suspect is   ... Read More

Over 1,500 refugees from Moria Camp will be resettled in Germany

iStock/Savas BozkayaBY: CHRISTINE THEODOROU and IVAN PEREIRA

(BERLIN) -- German officials announced Wednesday that they will accept hundreds of refugees who were displaced during last week's fire at the Moria camp in Greece.

The German government said it would   ... Read More

Barbados to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

oversnap/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News

(BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) -- Barbados announced plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state next year, marking the first time in nearly 30 years since a commonwealth country dropped a monarch.

Barbados Governor-General   ... Read More

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South Korean government worker shot dead then set on fire on North Korean shores

bedo/iStockBy JOOHEE CHO, ABC News

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korean soldiers shot and killed a South Korean government civil servant drifting in their waters and then allegedly burned the corpse, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry.

“We sternly   ... Read More

Nearly 400 whales are dead in mass stranding off coast of Australia

iStock/Craig LambertBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(SYDNEY) -- Nearly 400 pilot whales have died after they became stranded off the coast of Australia, wildlife officials announced Wednesday.

The whales began piling up off Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's West Coast   ... Read More

Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus president in surprise, closed ceremony

PeterHermesFurian/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Belarus' authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in as president in a surprise, secretive ceremony held Wednesday amid tight security and with no announcement beforehand.

The ceremony was held without a   ... Read More

Rescue efforts underway for hundreds of pilot whales stranded off Australia’s coast

iStock/Craig LambertBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A rescue team in Australia is attempting to save as many pilot whales as possible after more than 270 became stranded in waters off the coast of Tasmania.

The whales   ... Read More

Over 330 elephants suddenly collapsed and died. Scientists now have an explanation

SteveAllenPhoto/iStockBy DRAGANA JOVANOVIC, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The mystery surrounding hundreds of sudden elephant deaths in Botswana seems to have been solved and the findings bring an end to months of speculation on why at least 330 elephants   ... Read More

US reimposes Iran sanctions, setting up showdown with world that rejects them

ABC NewsBY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday, authorizing new sanctions on Iranian officials and entities, and those that buy or sell arms to them, because of the "snapped back" United   ... Read More

New species of burrowing dinosaur found perfectly preserved in ‘Cretaceous Pompeii’

Евгений Харитонов/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Paleontologists in China have discovered a brand new species of burrowing dinosaur that dates back an estimated 125 million years ago.

The newly found dinosaur species was discovered in the   ... Read More

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard commander vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top general Qassem Soleimani

Oleksii Liskonih/iStockBy SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News

(TEHRAN) -- Iran officials again denied Saturday any plot to assassinate the U.S. ambassador in South Africa as an act of retaliation to the killing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' top general,   ... Read More

Israel goes on its second lockdown as Jewish High Holidays begin

solarseven/iStockBy ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Israel's second COVID-19 lockdown started on Friday as the Jewish High Holidays began.

The lockdown, which will last for three weeks, went into effect at 2 p.m. local time. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish   ... Read More

Death of George Floyd prompts reckoning over race, colonialism in Europe

Alessandro Biascioli/iStockBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- The summer of protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was not confined to the United States. Demonstrations featuring placards emblazoned with Floyd's face and his last words, "I   ... Read More

Animal rescue group reunites pets with owners after Beirut explosion

Animals LebanoBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Beirut, Lebanon, is still devastated by the Aug. 4 explosion that ripped through the city, killing 190 people and destroying homes and businesses.

More than a month after the   ... Read More

Navalny’s team says nerve agent used to poison him found on hotel room water bottle

WoodyAlec/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(MOSCOW) -- Traces of the Novichok nerve agent allegedly used to poison Alexey Navalny were found on a water bottle in his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, where he was staying   ... Read More

Lawmakers call for Russia to release jailed ex-US Marine

DanHenson1/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(MOSCOW) -- Top members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs have submitted a resolution demanding that Russia free Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine jailed by the country who U.S. officials suspect is   ... Read More

Over 1,500 refugees from Moria Camp will be resettled in Germany

iStock/Savas BozkayaBY: CHRISTINE THEODOROU and IVAN PEREIRA

(BERLIN) -- German officials announced Wednesday that they will accept hundreds of refugees who were displaced during last week's fire at the Moria camp in Greece.

The German government said it would   ... Read More

Barbados to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

oversnap/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News

(BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) -- Barbados announced plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state next year, marking the first time in nearly 30 years since a commonwealth country dropped a monarch.

Barbados Governor-General   ... Read More

Main News Page


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