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Migrants allowed to disembark Open Arms ship at Lampedusa as Italian government shakes

(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of people were allowed to disembark a rescue ship on the Italian island of Lampedusa, ending a 19-day standoff between the Spain-based rescue organization and the Italian government.The Open Arms ship, managed by an NGO of the same name, had been waiting in the central Mediterranean…... Read More

Ebola outbreak spreads to remote, militia-controlled territory in Democratic Republic of Congo

(LONDON) — A new case of Ebola has popped up in a remote, militia-controlled area in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter of the yearlong outbreak.The patient is a 70-year-old woman living in Pinga, a rural village located in Walikale territory in…... Read More

Migrants rescued after jumping overboard from ship being denied port in Italy

(NEW YORK) -- Italian coastguards rescued more than 10 migrants wearing life jackets who had jumped from a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy and tried to swim to shore Tuesday, according to a Spanish charity in charge of the ship.Almost 100 migrants were on-board the Open Arms ship at…... Read More

Tourist recalls being chased by a white rhino on South African safari

(NEW YORK) -- A South African safari turned into a terrifying high speed chase through the brush with one of the area's largest animals. Rian Boshoff, who was with his tour group to photograph leopards last month, told ABC News they first spotted the white rhino in the road and…... Read More

Facebook, Twitter remove accounts they say Chinese government was using to undermine in Hong Kong protests

(NEW YORK) -- Twitter announced on Monday that it had suspended about 200,000 accounts that it said were part of a Chinese government-backed attempt to undermine "the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement" in Hong Kong.The social media giant made the announcement on the same day that Facebook…... Read More

As Trump, negotiators work toward peace, attacks highlight violent realities

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has made clear his desire to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But as his negotiators finalize agreements with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the violent reality of the conflict has shown how delicate or even far-fetched a final deal may be.In particular, a…... Read More

Leaked 'no-deal' Brexit report warns of civil unrest, food supply disruptions

(LONDON) -- The U.K. government has looked to play down concerns about leaked documents that outlined preparations for Brexit, which included warnings about fuel, food and medicine shortages, as well as severe travel disruption and civil unrest if Britain leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal. The report, entitled…... Read More

Ebola outbreak spreads to third province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

(LONDON) -- The yearlong Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a third province, health officials said.Two new patients, a 24-year-old woman and her 7-month-old child, tested positive for the virus in the Mwenga area of South Kivu province on Thursday night. They fell…... Read More

Largest pro-democracy protest yet in Hong Kong fills major park, spills into streets

(HONG KONG) -- Tens of thousands of protesters defied a rainstorm and the threat of more clashes with police on Sunday in one of the biggest pro-democracy demonstrations yet in Hong Kong.Demonstrators, whom police denied a permit to march, filled a major park and spilled into surrounding streets, which remained…... Read More

Explosion at wedding in Afghanistan kills 63 and injures 182

(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- An explosion at a wedding hall in the city of Kabul has killed 63 people and wounded 182, according Nasrat Rahimi, spokesperson for the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Affairs.The blast happened at the Dubai City Wedding Hall in western Kabul as it was packed with revelers enjoying…... Read More

Latest North Korea launch unlikely to break stalemate in US diplomatic talks

(NEW YORK) -- North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the Sea of Japan early Friday morning according to South Korea’s military, marking North Korea's sixth round of short-range missile testing in less than a month. The launch began just hours after North Korea rejected further dialogue with Seoul, citing…... Read More