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US soldier dies from wounds suffered in Afghanistan combat

(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Army Ranger has died from wounds suffered in an attack in Afghanistan last week, marking the first U.S. military death in Afghanistan this year.Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Thursday at the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of injuries…... Read More

Explosion at the University of Lyon in France leaves 3 students injured

(LONDON) -- A science building under construction at the University of Lyon in France caught on fire after three gas cylinders on the roof of the building exploded.Three students were slightly injured, French officials told ABC News.The incident is not being treated as terrorism, French officials have confirmed. The school…... Read More

Germany evacuates citizens due to avalanche risk as death toll rises

(BERLIN) -- Areas in southern Germany and Austria have been battling heavy snows in the past weeks in a phenomenon so extreme, German media have dubbed it “Schneechaos”, or “snow chaos” in English.Now, Bavarian residents are being asked to leave their homes to avoid more possible disasters.With increased snowfall over…... Read More

Brexit: What’s next?

(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May and her government survived a vote of no-confidence on Wednesday and will remain in power for the time being.However, the future of Brexit is far from certain.The U.K. voted in June 2016 to leave the European Union by a majority of 52 to…... Read More

Pence: North Korea taken no 'concrete steps' to dismantle nuclear program

(WASHINGTON) -- North Korea has still not taken "concrete steps" to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday, ahead of a reported meeting between North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator and top U.S. officials.The admission was a candid assessment from the Trump administration, seven months after the…... Read More

American killed in Nairobi terror attack wanted 'to help people,' his parents say

(HOUSTON) -- The American who was killed in Tuesday's terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya, was a loving son, brother and uncle who had traveled around the globe, helping entrepreneurs in developing countries grow their businesses, according to those who knew him.Jason Spindler, 40, was among more than a dozen people…... Read More

Prison rights monitors briefly see detained American Paul Whelan in Russian prison, say he seems 'healthy' and 'fine'

(MOSCOW) -- Two Russian prisoner rights monitors who attempted to visit Paul Whelan, the American arrested as a spy in Russia, said they were only able to see him for a few seconds, but told ABC News that the former U.S. Marine appeared well and in good health.On Tuesday, Eva…... Read More

Four Americans killed, three injured in bomb blast in northern Syria

(WASHINGTON) -- Four Americans, including two service members, one Department of Defense civilian, and one contractor, were killed in a bomb blast in Syria, the U.S. military confirmed Wednesday, in the deadliest attack on the U.S. military since American troops went into Syria and the first claimed by ISIS since…... Read More

Theresa May survives crucial no-confidence vote amid Brexit uncertainty

(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May has narrowly survived a no-confidence vote just one day after suffering a historic defeat in Parliament over her Brexit deal.The vote was scheduled by the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, on Tuesday evening.In the end, May’s government survived to fight…... Read More

Pregnant Meghan Markle had the perfect response to a woman who called her a 'fat lady'

(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle, who is due to give birth in April, showed all the graciousness of a royal when she expertly responded to a comment about her growing body.“I’ll take it,” Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said Wednesday with a laugh after a woman, pointing to Meghan's bump, called…... Read More

Poaching likely created a generation of tuskless elephants, scientists say

(ROME) -- The elephant herds in Gorongosa National Park, in central Mozambique, are survivors.Despite massive poaching operations that decimated more than 90 percent of the elephant population in the park during the Mozambique Civil War 30 years ago, a small number survived, and the population is growing again.But a team…... Read More