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Sightings of Tasmanian tiger, thought to be extinct for 80 years, reported: Australian government

Vac1/iStock(SYDNEY) -- Sightings of the Tasmanian tiger, a large carnivorous marsupial thought to be extinct since 1936, have been reported as recently as three months ago, according to the Australian government.

The details of eight supposed sightings of the   ... Read More

US, Turkey reach agreement on Syria, but differ over whether it’s a ceasefire or pause in operations

omersukrugoksu/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Turkey has agreed an agreement on Thursday to halt Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish forces the U.S. once backed in what President Donald Trump heralded as a "great day for civilization," but critics condemned as capitulation to   ... Read More

Duchess Kate retraces Princess Diana’s steps, delivers powerful speech during Pakistan trip

GraceHenley/iStock(LAHORE, Pakistan) -- Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, put a spotlight on children and family Thursday as they wrap up their five-day tour of Pakistan.

William and Kate, the parents of three young children,   ... Read More

Strange yellow organism known as the ‘blob’ gets new exhibit at Paris zoo

Gwengoat/iStock(PARIS) -- A surprising species of unicellular being that's neither plant nor animal will be unveiled at the Paris Zoo for the first time on Saturday.

The curious single cell biological wonder -- called "the blob" -- has a   ... Read More

Dramatic footage shows Extinction Rebellion protesters clash with commuters during busy London rush hour

Frederic Prochasson/iStock(LONDON) — Dramatic scenes played out at a busy London subway station Thursday morning, as climate change protesters and commuters clashed during rush hour.

Video footage from London's Canning Town station shows activists from the group Extinction Rebellion   ... Read More

What to know about potential war crimes in Syria by Turkish-backed fighters

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Hevrin Khalaf, a 35-year-old Kurdish-Syrian politician and the general secretary of the Syria Future Party, which aimed to transition the government should strongman President Bashar al-Assad be ousted, was riding in a vehicle on the M4   ... Read More

UK and EU agree to ‘great’ Brexit deal, Prime Minister Johnson says

narvikk/iStock(LONDON) -- The United Kingdom and European Union have agreed on a new Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday morning.

"We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control," he posted on Twitter, "now Parliament should   ... Read More

‘Don’t be a tough guy’: President Trump sent threatening letter to Turkish President Erdogan on day of invasion

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump admonished the president of Turkey in a surreal personal letter sent last week in which he threatened to be "responsible for destroying the Turkish economy" and said his fellow leader should not be   ... Read More

Protests continue for supporters of Catalan Independence

donfiore/iStock(BARCELONA, Spain) -- Violent protests have been underway in Catalonia after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders to long prison sentences.

Many people in Catalonia have long sought independence from Spain to form a new European nation.

The   ... Read More

Pope Francis calls for better nutrition access on UN World Food Day

DorSteffen/iStock(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis highlighted nutrition inequality on the U.N.'s World Food Day, pointing out that rich countries and poor countries suffer from obesity for different reasons.

“It is a cruel, unjust and paradoxical reality that, today, there   ... Read More

September 2019 ties for warmest on the planet: NOAA

Marccophoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Last month tied for the warmest September since temperatures began being recorded in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The average global land and ocean surface temperature for September was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit higher   ... Read More

Prince William and Kate follow in Princess Diana’s footsteps in mountains of Pakistan

KeithBinns/iStock(ISLAMABAD) -- Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, spent day three of their five-day tour of Pakistan visiting the country’s mountainside to talk about climate change.

William and Kate visited Chitral in the Hindu Kush   ... Read More

Hong Kong’s leader heckled, annual policy speech disrupted

sezer ozger/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam was drowned out by pro-democracy lawmakers and prevented from delivering her annual policy speech on Wednesday, and eventually resorted to making the address by video.

As Lam entered the   ... Read More

US demonstrates ‘show of force’ after Turkish militia gets too close to base

Christopher Drzazgows/U.S. Air Forces(WASHINGTON) -- American F-15s and Apache helicopters carried out a "show of force" in Syria on Tuesday after Turkish-backed militia fighters "came very close" to a U.S. base, according to a U.S. official.

The incident underscores   ... Read More

American prosecutor gunned down in Micronesia had ‘most dangerous job’ on the tiny island

Simon Hammerling speaks to ABC News in a Skype interview, Oct. 15, 2019. (ABC News)(LONDON) — Simon Hammerling was at home on Monday evening baking brownies with a child he and his wife were helping to take care of   ... Read More

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Sightings of Tasmanian tiger, thought to be extinct for 80 years, reported: Australian government

Vac1/iStock(SYDNEY) -- Sightings of the Tasmanian tiger, a large carnivorous marsupial thought to be extinct since 1936, have been reported as recently as three months ago, according to the Australian government.

The details of eight supposed sightings of the   ... Read More

US, Turkey reach agreement on Syria, but differ over whether it’s a ceasefire or pause in operations

omersukrugoksu/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Turkey has agreed an agreement on Thursday to halt Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish forces the U.S. once backed in what President Donald Trump heralded as a "great day for civilization," but critics condemned as capitulation to   ... Read More

Duchess Kate retraces Princess Diana’s steps, delivers powerful speech during Pakistan trip

GraceHenley/iStock(LAHORE, Pakistan) -- Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, put a spotlight on children and family Thursday as they wrap up their five-day tour of Pakistan.

William and Kate, the parents of three young children,   ... Read More

Strange yellow organism known as the ‘blob’ gets new exhibit at Paris zoo

Gwengoat/iStock(PARIS) -- A surprising species of unicellular being that's neither plant nor animal will be unveiled at the Paris Zoo for the first time on Saturday.

The curious single cell biological wonder -- called "the blob" -- has a   ... Read More

Dramatic footage shows Extinction Rebellion protesters clash with commuters during busy London rush hour

Frederic Prochasson/iStock(LONDON) — Dramatic scenes played out at a busy London subway station Thursday morning, as climate change protesters and commuters clashed during rush hour.

Video footage from London's Canning Town station shows activists from the group Extinction Rebellion   ... Read More

What to know about potential war crimes in Syria by Turkish-backed fighters

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Hevrin Khalaf, a 35-year-old Kurdish-Syrian politician and the general secretary of the Syria Future Party, which aimed to transition the government should strongman President Bashar al-Assad be ousted, was riding in a vehicle on the M4   ... Read More

UK and EU agree to ‘great’ Brexit deal, Prime Minister Johnson says

narvikk/iStock(LONDON) -- The United Kingdom and European Union have agreed on a new Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday morning.

"We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control," he posted on Twitter, "now Parliament should   ... Read More

‘Don’t be a tough guy’: President Trump sent threatening letter to Turkish President Erdogan on day of invasion

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump admonished the president of Turkey in a surreal personal letter sent last week in which he threatened to be "responsible for destroying the Turkish economy" and said his fellow leader should not be   ... Read More

Protests continue for supporters of Catalan Independence

donfiore/iStock(BARCELONA, Spain) -- Violent protests have been underway in Catalonia after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders to long prison sentences.

Many people in Catalonia have long sought independence from Spain to form a new European nation.

The   ... Read More

Pope Francis calls for better nutrition access on UN World Food Day

DorSteffen/iStock(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis highlighted nutrition inequality on the U.N.'s World Food Day, pointing out that rich countries and poor countries suffer from obesity for different reasons.

“It is a cruel, unjust and paradoxical reality that, today, there   ... Read More

September 2019 ties for warmest on the planet: NOAA

Marccophoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Last month tied for the warmest September since temperatures began being recorded in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The average global land and ocean surface temperature for September was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit higher   ... Read More

Prince William and Kate follow in Princess Diana’s footsteps in mountains of Pakistan

KeithBinns/iStock(ISLAMABAD) -- Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, spent day three of their five-day tour of Pakistan visiting the country’s mountainside to talk about climate change.

William and Kate visited Chitral in the Hindu Kush   ... Read More

Hong Kong’s leader heckled, annual policy speech disrupted

sezer ozger/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam was drowned out by pro-democracy lawmakers and prevented from delivering her annual policy speech on Wednesday, and eventually resorted to making the address by video.

As Lam entered the   ... Read More

US demonstrates ‘show of force’ after Turkish militia gets too close to base

Christopher Drzazgows/U.S. Air Forces(WASHINGTON) -- American F-15s and Apache helicopters carried out a "show of force" in Syria on Tuesday after Turkish-backed militia fighters "came very close" to a U.S. base, according to a U.S. official.

The incident underscores   ... Read More

American prosecutor gunned down in Micronesia had ‘most dangerous job’ on the tiny island

Simon Hammerling speaks to ABC News in a Skype interview, Oct. 15, 2019. (ABC News)(LONDON) — Simon Hammerling was at home on Monday evening baking brownies with a child he and his wife were helping to take care of   ... Read More

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